Jainist

Jain

[jahyn]
noun
1.
an adherent of Jainism.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the Jains or Jainism.
Also, Jaina [jahy-nuh] , Jainist.


Origin:
1795–1805;Sanskrit jaina

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Jain or Jaina (dʒaɪn, ˈdʒaɪnə)
 
n
1.  an adherent of Jainism
2.  one of the saints believed to be the founders of Jainism
 
adj
3.  of or relating to Jainism or the Jains
 
[C19: from Hindi jaina saint, literally: overcomer, from Sanskrit]
 
Jaina or Jaina
 
n
 
adj
 
[C19: from Hindi jaina saint, literally: overcomer, from Sanskrit]

Jainism (ˈdʒaɪˌnɪzəm)
 
n
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
 
'Jainist
 
n, —adj

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Jain
1805, from Hindi Jaina, from Skt. jinah "saint," lit. "overcomer," from base ji "to conquer," related to jayah "victory." The sect dates from 6c. B.C.E.
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