Sthanakvasi

noun
Stha·​nak·​va·​si | \ ˌstänəkˈväsē \
variants: or Sthanakavasi \ -​kəˈ-​ \
plural -s

Definition of Sthanakvasi

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

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History and Etymology for Sthanakvasi

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sthanakvasi. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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