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A śrāmaṇerī (Sanskrit; Pāli: Samaneri) is a novice Buddhist nun, who lives according to the ten precepts. Male novices are called śrāmaṇeras. A woman is to be ordained, according to the traditional vinayas, by both a Monk and a nun, first as a śrāmaṇerī. After a year or at the age of 20, she will be ordained as a full bhikṣuṇī (Pali: Bhikkhuni).