Gymnosophy
Gymnosophy \Gym*nos"o*phy\ (j[i^]m*n[o^]s"[-o]*f[y^]), n. The doctrines of the Gymnosophists. --Good. [1913 Webster]

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  • gymnosophy — /dʒɪmˈnɒsəfi/ (say jim nosuhfee) noun a division of Jainism, existing from ancient times to about AD 1000, members of which refused to wear clothes and abandoned caste marks. {Middle English, from Latin, from Greek gymnosophistai naked… …   Australian English dictionary

  • gymnosophy — noun the doctrine of a sect of Hindu philosophers who practiced nudity and asceticism and meditation • Derivationally related forms: ↑gymnosophist, ↑gymnosophical • Hypernyms: ↑doctrine, ↑philosophy, ↑philosophical system, ↑school of thought, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gymnosophist — gymnosophy, n. /jim nos euh fist/, n. 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. [1400 50; late ME < L …   Universalium

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  • gymnosophical — adjective of or relating to gymnosophy • Pertains to noun: ↑gymnosophy • Derivationally related forms: ↑gymnosophy * * * |jimnə|säfə̇kəl adjective : nudist a gymnosophical society …   Useful english dictionary

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