Hinduism. a wandering beggar and ascetic.

Origin of sannyasi

1605–15; < Hindi: one who casts away Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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sanyasi sannyasin (sʌnˈjɑːsɪn)


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 SoulAlso called: renunciate

Word Origin for sannyasi

from Hindi: abandoning, from Sanskrit samnyāsin
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