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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.]
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(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]
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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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There I shall meet one of the pure faith in a Jain temple of that city.
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And when Jain says "people" he's not necessarily referring to people on social media or a general public he may never meet.
'There was no proper upkeep of the place and it was being roughly used and neglected which was a distressing situation for the Jain followers.
My last visit to this place was in the company of Haji Sheikh Mubarak Ali, the tailor-cum-religious person who built a mosque in the 500-yard long bazaar which already has five mosques, a Jain Hall and a Hindu temple.
Jain comes to the Stephenson Cancer Center from State University of New York, Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, where he was chief of the division of Surgical Oncology; chief of the section of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery; and co-director of the Gastric and Esophageal Cancer Program.
This is the first Jain temple in North America with "Shikhar" or dome to complete 25 years.