noun, plural swa·mies.
Origin of swami
Examples from the Web for swami
While for some devotees there was no matter too trivial on which to consult him—“Swami Ji, should I cut my hair?”
She just yelled at me and told me I had to go work things out with Swami Ji.
In April, I met in Manhattan with Swami Nikhilanand Ji, a JKP preacher who studied at Barsana Dham.
The leaders of this deputation had their backs covered with bruises, made by the bamboo of the Swami!
Sure, the whole plant was buzzing about that foreign-looking Swami who had been seen coming in and out of my office.
Reaching Benares, I proceeded immediately to the swami's residence.Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
The day before we had received a letter from Swami Dayanand, carried to us by a traveling Sannyasi.
If the Swami were willing, she could provide a large and ready-made audience for him.
British Dictionary definitions for swami
noun plural -mies or -mis
Word Origin for swami
Word Origin and History for swami
1773, " an idol," later, "religious teacher" (1901), from Hindi swami "master" (used as a term of address to a Brahmin), from Sanskrit svami (genitive svaminas) "lord, master," from sva-s "one's own" (cognate with Latin sui; see idiom) + amah "pressure, vehemence."