[jahy-niz-uh m] /ˈdʒaɪ nɪz əm/
a dualistic religion founded in the 6th century b.c. as a revolt against current Hinduism and emphasizing the perfectibility of human nature and liberation of the soul, especially through asceticism and nonviolence toward all living creatures.
an ancient Hindu religion, which has its own scriptures and believes that the material world is eternal, progressing endlessly in a series of vast cycles
1858, from Jain + -ism. Jainist is attested from 1816.
[jahy-poo r] /ˈdʒaɪ pʊər/ noun 1. a former state in NW India, now part of Rajasthan. 2. a city in and the capital of Rajasthan, in NW India: known as the “pink city” because of its buildings of that color. [rah-juh-stahn] /ˈrɑ dʒəˌstɑn/ noun 1. a state in NW India; formerly Rajputana and a group […]
enlightener. (1.) The son of Segub. He was brought up with his mother in Gilead, where he had possessions (1 Chr. 2:22). He distinguished himself in an expedition against Bashan, and settled in the part of Argob on the borders of Gilead. The small towns taken by him there are called Havoth-jair, i.e., “Jair’s villages” […]
a ruler of the synagogue at Capernaum, whose only daughter Jesus restored to life (Mark 5:22; Luke 8:41). Entering into the chamber of death, accompanied by Peter and James and John and the father and mother of the maiden, he went forward to the bed whereon the corpse lay, and said, Talitha cumi, i.e., “Maid, […]
[jah-yuh-poo r-uh] /ˌdʒɑ yəˈpʊər ə/ noun 1. . [jah-yuh-poo r-uh] /ˌdʒɑ yəˈpʊər ə/ noun 1. a city in and the capital of Irian Jaya, on the NE coast, in Indonesia. [jah-yuh-poo r-uh] /ˌdʒɑ yəˈpʊər ə/ noun 1. . /ˌdʒɑːdʒɑːˈpʊərə/ noun 1. the former spelling of Jayapura /ˌdʒɑːjɑːˈpʊərə/ noun 1. a port in NE Indonesia, capital […]