Thankyou for your reply.
> Hi Steve , Dimitry et al !!
> According to the dictionary of the roots in Thai language,
the root (dhaatu) bhikkha = yaacane , to beg.
> > Another analysis for bhikkhu :
> samsaare bhayam ikkhati siilenaati = bhikkhu (jano)
> One who see fear in the round of rebirths = bhikkhu
(bhaya + ikkha root)
> Whereas bhikkhaa has 2 meanings ,ie. 1.yaacana = as action noun,
the act of begging
> 2.bhojana, things for eating,ie.food,boiled rice,begged food
> sotthi vo hotu sabbadaa !