swami

or swa·my

[ swah-mee ]
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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.

Origin of swami

1
1765–75; <Sanskrit svāmī, nominative singular of svāmin master, owner

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swami

/ (ˈswɑːmɪ) /


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

Origin of swami

1
C18: from Hindi svāmī, from Sanskrit svāmin master, from sva one's own

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