Jain

noun
\ ˈjīn How to pronounce Jain (audio) , ˈjān \
variants: or Jaina \ ˈjī-​nə How to pronounce Jaina (audio) , ˈjā-​ \

Definition of Jain

: an adherent of Jainism

First Known Use of Jain

1805, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Jain

Hindi & Urdu Jain, from Sanskrit Jaina

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“Jain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jain. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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