swami
noun Etymology: Hindi svāmī, from Sanskrit svāmin owner, lord, from sva one's own — more at suicide Date: 1895 1. a Hindu ascetic or religious teacher; specifically a senior member of a religious order — used as a title 2. one that resembles or emulates a swami ; pundit, seer

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  • Swami — Swâmi Swâmi (Sanskrit: स्वामी, Swāmi) est un mot sanskrit qui signifie celui qui sait, qui est maître de lui même ou encore libre des sens. Swâmi pour un homme et Swâmini pour une femme. Ce titre peut être placé devant ou après le nom comme par… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Swami — oder Svami (Sanskrit, m., स्वामिन, svāmin, Meister) ist ein hinduistischer Titel (religiöser Titel). Der Titel wird dem Namen vorangestellt und zeigt an, dass jemand in einem – meistens religiösen oder spirituellen – Bereich gelehrt ist. Viele… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • swami — ● swami nom (mot sanskrit signifiant maître) Titre donné parfois aux moines hindous, à des femmes renonçantes. swami [swami] n. m. ÉTYM. XXe; hindi swāmī « maître, seigneur, prince », p. ê. par l anglais. ❖ ♦ (Devant un nom). Terme de respect… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Swami — (Sw.) ( sa. स्वामी, Svāmi , : [sʋáːmi] ) is primarily a Hindu honorific title, for either males or females. It is derived from Sanskrit and means He who knows and is master of himself , owner of oneself , or free from the senses . It is a title… …   Wikipedia

  • Swami — es el título religioso que se da a los monjes hindues, miembros de esta orden. La palabra Swami proviene del sánscrito y significa Señor o el que es amo de sus propios sentidos . Para comprenderlo en un termino más amplio podriamos ver a Swami… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • swami — 1773, an idol, later, religious teacher (1901), from Hindi swami master (used as a term of address to a Brahmin), from Skt. svami (gen. svaminas) lord, master, from sva s one s own (cognate with L. sui; see IDIOM (Cf. idiom)) + amah pressure,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • swami — /ˈswami / (say swahmee) noun (plural swamis) 1. a Hindu religious teacher. 2. (upper case) (a respectful title for such a teacher.) {Hindi svāmī, from Sanskrit} …   Australian English dictionary

  • swami — [n] religious teacher guiding light*, guru, master, mentor, mystic, sage, teacher, yogi; concept 350 …   New thesaurus

  • swami — n. pl. swamies [swä′mē] n. swamis [Hindi svāmī < Sans svāmin, lord] 1. lord; master: a Hindu title of respect, esp. for a Hindu religious teacher 2. a learned man; pundit: Also sp. swamy n. swamies …   English World dictionary

  • Swami — Este artículo o sección necesita referencias que aparezcan en una publicación acreditada, como revistas especializadas, monografías, prensa diaria o páginas de Internet fidedignas. Puedes añadirlas así o avisar a …   Wikipedia Español

  • swami —    A swami (one who has his own) is anyone who has proprietary rights, an owner, a lord, or a master. By extension, a person who is master of himself or herself, who has developed per fect yogic self control, is a spiritual swami. Any religious… …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

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