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gymnosophist

noun gym·nos·o·phist \jim-ˈnä-sə-fist\

Definition of GYMNOSOPHIST

:  any of a sect of ascetics in ancient India who went naked and practiced meditation

Origin of GYMNOSOPHIST

Latin gymnosophista, from Greek gymnosophistēs, from gymnos + sophistēs wise man, sophist
First Known Use: 15th century

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