sann·​ya·​si (ˌ)sən-ˈyä-sē How to pronounce sannyasi (audio)
variants or sannyasin
: a Hindu mendicant ascetic

Word History


Hindi sannyāsī, from Sanskrit sannyāsin

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sannyasi was in 1613

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“Sannyasi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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