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novice monk [RB]

Novice, shramanera. Monk and nun novices alike are bound by a somewhat less severe version of the bhikshu's discipline. While bhikshu ordination cannot be taken before the age of twenty, novice ordination can be taken younger; the vows are taken for life [RY]

getsul, shramanera * novice monk, novitiate [IW]

getsul, shramanera [among the so thar ris bdun, male renunciate vowing to keep the bslab pa'i gzhi 10 &, char gtogs blangs 'das sa gsum] [IW]

sramanera, boy-monk about 15, male novice, novice-monk [JV]

novice, novice monk, [shramanera]. novitiate. The five basic vows with the addition of refraining from afternoon food, singing and the wearing of ornaments, the ten to be renounced by novices [RY]

novice, novice monk, shramanera, novitiate [keeping the five precepts with the addition of afternoon food, singing and the wearing of ornaments, the ten to be renounced by novices are the above eight with the addition of precious gems and high thrones or beds, and all things which are to be renounced by monks] [IW]