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: a major Jain sect whose members clothe themselves and their sacred images in white and in contrast to the Digambaras assert that women can attain salvation

Word History


Sanskrit śvetāmbara, literally, having white clothes, from śveta white + ambara garment

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“Svetambara.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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