Definition of Jain in English:

Jain

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Pronunciation: /dʒeɪn
 
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noun

An adherent of Jainism.
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  • But when Hindus, Muslims, Jains, Sikhs, Christians, and Jews marry, most register at their local temple, mosque, gurudwara, church, or synagogue rather than at city hall.
  • India is the birthplace of Hinduism as well as Buddhism, motherland of Sikhs and Jains, the abode of more rishis, sadhus, mahatmas, and maharishis than any place on earth.
  • Buddhiist, Hindus, Jains, Sihks all have differing views of Karma, and there are differences within schools among the large traditions.

adjective

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Relating to Jainism.
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  • According to Buddhist accounts, Candragupta converted to Jainism late in life and went to south India where he starved himself to death according to Jain custom.
  • In July, a group of Jain saints carrying a Jain icon for installation at the prayer hall was stopped from proceeding toward Badrinath.
  • Followers of Jain religion and a sect of Buddhists are known to propagate the teachings of non-violence and strictly avoid eating meat.

Origin

via Hindi from Sanskrit jaina 'of or concerning a Jina' (a great Jain teacher or holy man, literally 'victor'), from ji- 'conquer' or jyā- 'overcome'.

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