Definition of Jina in English:

Jina

Syllabification: Ji·na
Pronunciation: /ˈjēnə
 
/

noun

  • (In Jainism) a great teacher who has attained liberation from karma.
    More example sentences
    • Great teachers called Thirhankaras (also called Jinas) had already established the religion.
    • Numerous ahistorical Buddhas make an appearance in Mahyna literature, notably the five Jinas who are popular in tantric schools.
    • The standardization of Jina images is such that most Jinas cannot otherwise be distinguished.

Origin

from Sanskrit (see also Jain).

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