- an adherent of Jainism.
- of or relating to the Jains or Jainism.
Origin of Jain
Examples from the Web for jain
Contemporary Examples of jain
Both figures are, of course, involved with the spirit: the Jain is a naked ascetic and the Budhha always aims to transcend.Gilt-y Consciences
August 24, 2012
"Miscarriages at that age are related to chromosonal abnormalities—the egg gives rise to genetically abnormal embryos," said Jain.
One year later, at age 41, they reconciled, and the couple came back to Jain's clinic for IVF after she had had a miscarriage.
Historical Examples of jain
Lunched near the Jain Temple, which contains most curious carvings.The Last Voyage
Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
Tīrthankaras are the priests of the Jain religion, and are also known as Pitambaras.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
What was it to me whether She was Hindu or Jain—scavenger, leper, or whole?Soldiers Three
This building must be—but ignorance is a bad guide—Jain in character.From Sea to Sea
The Jain Pagodas were thereupon, it is said, destroyed by the Jangamas.Phallic Miscellanies
- an adherent of Jainism
- one of the saints believed to be the founders of Jainism
- of or relating to Jainism or the Jains
Word Origin for Jain
Word Origin and History for jain
1805, from Hindi Jaina, from Sanskrit jinah "saint," literally "overcomer," from base ji "to conquer," related to jayah "victory," from PIE root *gweie- "to press down, conquer." The sect dates from 6c. B.C.E.