Hpoungyi


Hpoungyi
   See Pongyi

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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  • 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)

  • Hpoun —    Sometimes hpon or pon, an important concept in Burmese social and political life that is frequently translated as glory but more accurately means the possession of powerbecause of the accumulation of merit (kutho) in past lives. Although a… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)