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Meaning of gymnosophist

gym•nos•o•phist

Pronunciation: ( jim-nos'u-fist), [key]
— n.
  1. one of a group of Jainist philosophers, existing from ancient times to c1000, characterized by refusal to wear clothes and the abandonment of caste marks; a member of the Digambara sect.
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