Definition of Jain noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Jain

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BrE BrE//dʒeɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒeɪn//
 
Religious people, Types of belief
 
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a member of an Indian religion whose principles include not harming any living creature and a belief in reincarnation See related entries: Religious people, Types of belief Word Originvia Hindi from Sanskrit jaina ‘of or concerning a Jina’ (a great Jain teacher or holy man, literally ‘victor’), from ji- ‘conquer’ or jyā- ‘overcome’.

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