Jain

[ jahyn ]
/ dʒaɪn /

noun

an adherent of Jainism.

adjective

of or relating to the Jains or Jainism.

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Also Jai·na [jahy-nuh], /ˈdʒaɪ nə/, Jainist.

Origin of Jain

1795–1805; ≪ Sanskrit jaina
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Jain

Jaina (ˈdʒaɪnə)

/ (dʒaɪn) /

noun

an adherent of Jainism
one of the saints believed to be the founders of Jainism

adjective

of or relating to Jainism or the Jains

Word Origin for Jain

C19: from Hindi jaina saint, literally: overcomer, from Sanskrit
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