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(1) Someone who has, literally, "gone forth" from the householder life as a layman or laywoman in order to enter the monastic order. (2) The ordination of such a person as a shramanera (novice monk) or shramanerika (novice nun). (3) A general term for a novice or fully ordained monk or nun.

Tibetan: རབ་ཏུ་འབྱུང་བ། rab-tu 'byung-ba

Sanskrit: pravrajita

Pali: pabbajjā

Synonyms: Renunciate

Other languages

Deutsch: Heimatloser Entsagter