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sann·ya·si(sŭn-yä′sē) or sann·ya·sin (-sĭn)
n. pl. sann·ya·sis or sann·ya·sins Hinduism
A wandering mendicant and ascetic.
[Hindi sannyāsī, from Sanskrit saṃnyāsī, from saṃnyasyati, he renounces : sam, together; see Sanskrit + ni, down + asyati, he throws.]
(Hinduism) a Brahman who having attained the fourth and last stage of life as a beggar will not be reborn, but will instead be absorbed into the Universal Soul. Also called: renunciate
[from Hindi: abandoning, from Sanskrit samnyāsin]