Definition of pongyi in English:

pongyi

noun

  • In Burma (Myanmar): a Buddhist priest or monk.

Origin

Late 18th century. From Burmese bhun″ krī″ (pronounced [phóundʒí]) monk from bhun″ glory + krī″ big.

Pronunciation

pongyi

/ˈpʌndʒi//ˈpɒŋjiː/