sannyasi

noun
sann·ya·si | \(ˌ)sən-ˈyä-sē \
variants: or sannyasin \(ˌ)sən-ˈyä-sᵊn \

Definition of sannyasi 

: a Hindu mendicant ascetic

First Known Use of sannyasi

1613, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sannyasi

Hindi sannyāsī, from Sanskrit sannyāsin

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