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sa·dhu

also sad·dhu  (sä′do͞o)
n. Hinduism
An ascetic holy man.

[From Sanskrit sādhu-, right, holy.]
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sadhu

(ˈsɑːduː) or

saddhu

n
(Hinduism) a Hindu wandering holy man
[Sanskrit, from sādhu good]
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sa•dhu

(ˈsɑ du)

n., pl. -dhus.
a Hindu ascetic.
[1835–45; < Skt sādhu good, a holy man]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sadhu - (Hinduism) an ascetic holy mansadhu - (Hinduism) an ascetic holy man  
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
Hindoo, Hindu - a person who adheres to Hinduism
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