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 (jīn) also Jai·na (jī′nə)
A believer in or adherent of Jainism.

[Hindi jaina, from Sanskrit jaina-, relating to the saints, from jinaḥ, saint, victor, from jayati, he conquers.]


(dʒaɪn) or


1. (Hinduism) an adherent of Jainism
2. (Hinduism) one of the saints believed to be the founders of Jainism
(Hinduism) of or relating to Jainism or the Jains
[C19: from Hindi jaina saint, literally: overcomer, from Sanskrit]



also Jai•na

(ˈdʒaɪ nə)


an adherent of Jainism.
[1795–1805; « Skt jaina]
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Adj.1.Jain - relating to or characteristic of Jainism; "Jain gods"


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