See Sayadaw

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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  • Sayadaw —    (Hsayado)    In the Burmese (Myanmar) language, the term literally means royal teacher, but it is used today to refer to senior or highly respected members of the Sangha, including the heads of monasteries (kyaung). When speaking Burmese, a… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • Pongyi —    (Hpoungyi)    In the Burmese (Myanmar) language, literally great glory, used to refer to members of the Sangha who have been ordained (thus excluding koyin, or novices) and have pursued the monk s life for an extended period of time. When… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

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