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sadhu

noun sa·dhu \ˈsä-(ˌ)dü\

Definition of sadhu

  1. :  a usually Hindu mendicant ascetic



Variants of sadhu

also saddhu play \ˈsä-(ˌ)dü\

Origin of sadhu

Sanskrit sādhu


First Known Use: 1835


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