swami

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noun swa·mi \ˈswä-mē\

Definition of swami

  1. 1 :  a Hindu ascetic or religious teacher; specifically :  a senior member of a religious order —used as a title

  2. 2 :  one that resembles or emulates a swami :  pundit, seer

Origin and Etymology of swami

Hindi svāmī, from Sanskrit svāmin owner, lord, from sva one's own — more at suicide


First Known Use: 1895


SWAMI Defined for English Language Learners

swami

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Definition of swami for English Language Learners

  • : a Hindu priest or religious teacher


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