Adjective "jain" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/dʒeɪn/

Definitions and examples

noun

An adherent of Jainism.
  1. 'Reincarnation is believed in by the Jains and the Sikhs, by the Indians of the Americas, and by the Buddhists, certain Jewish sects, the Pagans and the many indigenous faiths.'
  2. 'Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is the most popular of all the festivals from South Asia, and is also the occasion for celebrations by Jains and Sikhs as well as Hindus.'

adjective

Relating to Jainism.
  1. 'In medieval north India, there were pillared mosques and pillared temples - not just Hindu structures, but Buddhist and Jain temples as well.'
  2. '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.'

Definitions

1. an adherent of Jainism. adjective

2. of or relating to the Jains or Jainism.

More examples(as adjective)

"festivals can be jain."

"brothers can be jain."

"traders can be jain."

"seasons can be jain."

"polices can be jain."

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Origin

(Jain)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’.