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In Buddhist context, a samanera (also spelled shramanera) is a male novice monk who has devoted himself to a religious life and vowed to uphold the ten precepts. After a year or at the age of 20, he will be considered for the higher Bhikkhu ordination.

Etymology:

  • Sanskrit: śrāmaṇera

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