Vaishnava

noun
Vaish·​na·​va | \ ˈvīsh-nə-və How to pronounce Vaishnava (audio) \

Definition of Vaishnava

: a worshipper of Vishnu in any of his forms or incarnations

Other Words from Vaishnava

Vaishnava adjective
Vaishnavism \ ˈvīsh-​nə-​ˌvi-​zəm How to pronounce Vaishnavism (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of Vaishnava

1808, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Vaishnava

borrowed from Sanskrit vaiṣṇava- "of Vishnu," derivative of Viṣṇu vishnu

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“Vaishnava.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vaishnava. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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