Meaning of GYMNOSOPHIST in English

— gymnosophy , n.

/jim nos"euh fist/ , n.

one of a group of Jainist philosophers, existing from ancient times to c1000, characterized by refusal to wear clothes and the abandonment of caste marks; a member of the Digambara sect.

[ 1400-50; late ME gymnosophistae Indian ascetics gymnosophistaí naked philosophers. See GYMNO-, SOPHIST ]

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