Hinduism. a wandering beggar and ascetic.
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How to use sannyasi in a sentence
They are monks who never marry, but are quite different from other mendicant brotherhoods, the so-called sannyasi and Hossein.
The day before we had received a letter from Swami Dayanand, carried to us by a traveling sannyasi.
One great-sannyasi refused to receive her because she was a woman; her reply brought him humbly to her feet.Autobiography of a YOGI | Paramhansa Yogananda
A dust-covered sannyasi made this request of Afzal one day during his early boyhood in a small village of eastern Bengal.Autobiography of a YOGI | Paramhansa Yogananda
Seymour escaped, and returned to India in the dress of a sannyasi.
British Dictionary definitions for sannyasi
a Brahman who having attained the fourth and last stage of life as a beggar will not be reborn, but will instead be absorbed into the Universal Soul: Also called: renunciate
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