Jisho

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Noun
1. preceptor or high priest (esp. in Zen or Pure Land Buddhism)Honorific or respectful (sonkeigo), Only applies to おしょう
  • ころも
  • ばかり
  • おしょう和尚
  • できぬ
  • The dress does not make the fair.
Noun
2. preceptor or high priest (in Tendai or Kegon Buddhism)Honorific or respectful (sonkeigo), Only applies to かしょう
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3. preceptor or high priest (in Shingon, Hosso, Ritsu or Shin Buddhism)Honorific or respectful (sonkeigo), Only applies to わじょう, usu. 和上
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4. second highest priestly rank in BuddhismSee also 法眼
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5. monk (esp. the head monk of a temple)Only applies to おしょう, Only applies to かしょう
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6. master (of one's art, trade, etc.)
Place
7. Wajou
Wikipedia definition
8. BhikkhuA Bhikkhu or Vhikṣu is an ordained male Buddhist monastic. A female monastic is called a Bhikkhuni Nepali: भिक्षुणी. The life of Bhikkhus and Bhikkhunis is governed by a set of rules called the patimokkha within the vinaya's framework of monastic discipline. Their lifestyle is shaped to support their spiritual practice, to live a simple and meditative life, and attain Nirvana.
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Other forms
和尚 【かしょう】和尚 【わじょう】和上 【かしょう】和上 【わじょう】

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