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swami

or swa·my

[ swah-mee ]

noun

, plural swa·mies.
  1. an honorific title given to a Hindu religious teacher.
  2. a person resembling a swami, especially in authority, critical judgment, etc.; pundit:

    The swamis are saying the stock market is due for a drop.



swami

/ ˈswɑːmɪ /

noun

  1. (in India) a title of respect for a Hindu saint or religious teacher


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Word History and Origins

Origin of swami1

1765–75; < Sanskrit svāmī, nominative singular of svāmin master, owner
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Word History and Origins

Origin of swami1

C18: from Hindi svāmī, from Sanskrit svāmin master, from sva one's own
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Example Sentences

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.

And you knew, right away, that Swami was a phony from Flatbush.

The Swami seemed to sense the impatience, or it might have been coincidence.

This was probably not typical of the Swami's usual audience composition.

The Swami was an obvious phony of the baldest fakery, yet he had something.

"Float me over that ash tray there on the desk," I said casually to the Swami.

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