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ashram

[ahsh-ruh m] /ˈɑʃ rəm/
noun
1.
a secluded building, often the residence of a guru, used for religious retreat or instruction in Hinduism.
2.
the persons instructed there.
Also, asrama.
Origin of ashram
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20, ashram is from the Sanskrit word āśrama
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ashram

/ˈæʃrəm; ˈɑːʃ-/
noun
1.
a religious retreat or community where a Hindu holy man lives
2.
a house that provides accommodation for destitute people
Word Origin
from Sanskrit āśrama, from ā- near + śrama religious exertion
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Word Origin and History for ashram
n.

"religious hermitage," 1917, from Sanskrit asramah, from a-, adnomial prefix, + sramah "effort, toll, fatigue."

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