Sthanakvasi

noun Stha·nak·va·si \ˌstänəkˈväsē\
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Sthanakavasi

\-kəˈ-\

Definition of Sthanakvasi

plural

-s

  1. :  a member of a Jain sect originating in 1473 that rejects the use of all images and idols

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Origin and Etymology of sthanakvasi

Sanskrit sthānakavāsin, from sthānaka secular place + vāsin living in, inhabiting; akin to Sanskrit tiṣṭhati he stands and to Sanskrit vasati he lives — more at stand, was


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