Origin of Jain
Examples from the Web for jain
Both figures are, of course, involved with the spirit: the Jain is a naked ascetic and the Budhha always aims to transcend.
"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.
Their existence in this neighbourhood is accounted for by the fact that a Jain dynasty reigned for many years in Conjeeveram.
The local king was a Jain, and was at first enraged with Appar for his fervent support of his new faith.
The Hindu, Mohammedan, and Jain seemed to have things very much to themselves.A Tour of the Missions|Augustus Hopkins Strong
He told Kim the story of the elephant with the leg-iron, as he had told it so often to the Jain priests.Kim|Rudyard Kipling
It contains a large ruined tank with laterite steps, and a number of tombs of wealthy Jain merchants.
British Dictionary definitions for jain
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.