Jain



[jahyn] /dʒaɪn/

noun
1.
an adherent of .
adjective
2.
of or relating to the Jains or .
/dʒaɪn/
noun
1.
an adherent of Jainism
2.
one of the saints believed to be the founders of Jainism
adjective
3.
of or relating to Jainism or the Jains

1805, from Hindi Jaina, from Sanskrit jinah “saint,” literally “overcomer,” from base ji “to conquer,” related to jayah “victory,” from PIE root *gweie- “to press down, conquer.” The sect dates from 6c. B.C.E.

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