Sikh

Sikh

[seek]
noun
1.
a member of a monotheistic religion, founded in the Punjab c1500 by the guru Nanak, that refuses to recognize the Hindu caste system or the Brahmanical priesthood and forbids magic, idolatry, and pilgrimages.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the Sikhs or to Sikhism.

Origin:
1750–60; < Hindi

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Sikh (siːk)
 
n
1.  a member of an Indian religion that separated from Hinduism and was founded in the 16th century, that teaches monotheism and that has the Granth as its chief religious document, rejecting the authority of the Vedas
 
adj
2.  of or relating to the Sikhs or their religious beliefs and customs
 
[C18: from Hindi, literally: disciple, from Sanskrit śiksati he studies]
 
'Sikhism
 
n

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Sikh
1781, sect established 16c. in Punjab by Nanak Shah, from Hindi sikh "disciple," from Skt. siksati "studies, learns," related to saknoti "he is able, he is strong."
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