Hinayanist

Hinayanist

[hee-nuh-yah-nist]
noun
a Buddhist of the Hinayana school.
Also called Theravadin.


Origin:
1905–10; Hinayan(a) + -ist

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Hinayana (ˌhiːnəˈjɑːnə)
 
n
a.  any of various early forms of Buddhism
 b.  (as modifier): Hinayana Buddhism
 
[from Sanskrit hīnayāna, from hīna lesser + yāna vehicle]
 
Hina'yanist
 
n
 
Hinaya'nistic
 
adj

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