Definition of Jina in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjēnə/


(In Jainism) a great teacher who has attained liberation from karma.
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.


From Sanskrit (see also Jain).

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