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[ ling-gah-yit ]
/ lɪŋˈgɑ yɪt /

noun Hinduism.

a member of the Lingayata cult.

Origin of Lingayat

1665–75; < Kannada lingāyata; see lingam Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lingayat

  • They profess to be Saivites, because they are the disciples of the Lingayat priest at Gurupūr.

    Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston