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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
1795-1805
1795-1805;Sanskrit jaina
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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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