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Thero (Sinhala: ස්ථවිර, also called Thera, feminine form Theri) is an honorific term for fully ordained Buddhist monks in the Buddhist monastic order. The term Theri is used fully ordained Buddhist nuns. The terms are derived from Pāli language and translate as 'elder and Venerable'. These terms are used at the end of a Monk or nun's other names. They are also useful to distinguish Buddhist monastics from lay people (upāsaka and upāsikā) who keep precepts. Usage of these terms varies in each Buddhist tradition. In Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhist tradition, these terms are widely used.

Some prominent theros / theris :

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