variants or Sthanakavasi
plural -s
: a member of a Jain sect originating in 1473 that rejects the use of all images and idols

Word History


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

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“Sthanakvasi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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