Buddhist monastic titles

Although I know basically what various titles of monastics implies, I realized that I don’t know specifically what the word “Phra” means in translation as well as other words like Ajahn, Ayya, et al.

Is there a list of Buddhist titles, what they translate to and how and when to use them to address the Sangha?

with metta

Hi @Adutiya,

This may be of interest.

With Metta,


Thank you, Ric! I don’t know why I didn’t see that in search… :face_with_monocle:

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