sadhu

noun
sa·​dhu | \ ˈsä-(ˌ)dü How to pronounce sadhu (audio) \
variants: or less commonly saddhu

Definition of sadhu

: a usually Hindu mendicant ascetic

Examples of sadhu in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Abhiram’s closeness to his extended family was unexpected in a sadhu. Krishna Jha And Dhirendra K. Jha, Quartz India, 10 Nov. 2019 In 1975, the wandering led Looney to master Baba Muktananda, a sadhu of Siddha Yoga who was giving a seminar near the Houston Airport. Andy Benoit, The MMQB, 21 June 2017

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First Known Use of sadhu

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sadhu

Sanskrit sādhu

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Cite this Entry

“Sadhu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sadhu. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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