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ashram

[ ahsh-ruhm ]
/ ˈɑʃ rəm /
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noun
a secluded building, often the residence of a guru, used for religious retreat or instruction in Hinduism.
the persons instructed there.
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Origin of ashram

First recorded in 1915–20, ashram is from the Sanskrit word āśrama
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British Dictionary definitions for ashram

ashram
/ (ˈæʃrəm, ˈɑːʃ-) /

noun
a religious retreat or community where a Hindu holy man lives
a house that provides accommodation for destitute people

Word Origin for ashram

from Sanskrit āśrama, from ā- near + śrama religious exertion
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