भिक्षुः [भिक्ष्-उन्] 1 A beggar, mendicant in general; भिक्षां च भिक्षवे दद्यात् Ms.3.94. -2 A religious mendicant, a Brāhmaṇa in the fourth order of his religious life (when he quits his house and family and lives only on alms), a Sannyāsin. -3 The fourth order stage in the religious life of a Brāhmaṇa (संन्यास). -4 A Buddhist mendicant. -Comp. -चर्या begging, a mendicant's life. -भावः monk-hood, priest-hood. -सङ्घः a society of Buddhist mendicants. -सङ्घाती old or tattered clothes (चीवर). -सूत्रम् a collection of rules for mendicants; P.IV.3.11.
‘Beggar is a term not found in Vedic literature. The begging of the Brahmacārin is quite a different thing from the duties of the Bhikṣu in the later system of the Áśramas (religious stages of life), when the Brahmin in the last stage of his life, after leaving his home and family, lives on alms alone. See i. Brāhmaṇa.
noun (masculine) Asteracantha Longifolia (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a Buddhist mendicant or monk (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a beggar (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a particular Buddha (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
mendicant (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a poet (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a son of Bhoja (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of an Āṅgirasa (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of Śiva
religious mendicant (esp. a Brāhman in the fourth Āśrama or period of his life) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
Sphaerantus Mollis (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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