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Jain

[jahyn] /dʒaɪn/
noun
1.
an adherent of Jainism.
adjective
2.
of or relating to the Jains or Jainism.
Also, Jaina
[jahy-nuh] /ˈdʒaɪ nə/ (Show IPA),
Jainist.
Origin of Jain
1795-1805
1795-1805;Sanskrit jaina
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  • "Miscarriages at that age are related to chromosonal abnormalities—the egg gives rise to genetically abnormal embryos," said Jain.

  • Both figures are, of course, involved with the spirit: the Jain is a naked ascetic and the Budhha always aims to transcend.

  • One year later, at age 41, they reconciled, and the couple came back to Jain's clinic for IVF after she had had a miscarriage.

British Dictionary definitions for Jain

Jain

/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
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi jaina saint, literally: overcomer, from Sanskrit
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Word Origin and History for Jain

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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