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gavesako wrote:The Pali term is adhikāra (pronounced "athikan" in Thai) and means something like "manager", or in other words abbot. Normally many abbots in Thailand have other more lofty titles such as Phra Khru, Tan Chao Khun, etc. but in case they don't, they would use Phra Athikan So-and-so instead.
(The term Ajahn is rather informal.)
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