- Hinduism. a wandering beggar and ascetic.
Origin of sannyasi
1605–15; < Hindi: one who casts away
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Examples from the Web for sannyasi
Seymour escaped, and returned to India in the dress of a Sannyasi.
So I came to you, on hearing of your reputation, and yet you praise me because I am a sannyasi!Chaitanya's Life And Teachings
Krishna das Kaviraja
The Sannyasi ordered seven jars of water and seven jars of milk to be brought to him.
This sannyasi was no other than the young thief in disguise.
They are monks who never marry, but are quite different from other mendicant brotherhoods, the so-called Sannyasi and Hossein.
sanyasi sannyasin (sʌnˈjɑːsɪn)
- a Brahman who having attained the fourth and last stage of life as a beggar will not be reborn, but will instead be absorbed into the Universal SoulAlso called: renunciate
from Hindi: abandoning, from Sanskrit samnyāsin
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