gymnosophist

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noun gym·nos·o·phist \jim-ˈnä-sə-fist\

Definition of gymnosophist

  1. :  any of a sect of ascetics in ancient India who went naked and practiced meditation

Origin and Etymology of gymnosophist

Latin gymnosophista, from Greek gymnosophistēs, from gymnos + sophistēs wise man, sophist


First Known Use: 15th century


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