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Jaina

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. n Jaina One of a numerous sect in British India, holding the tenets of Jainism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • jaina Same as Jain.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Skr. Jaina, fr. Jina, a proper name, fr. jina, victorious

Usage

In literature:

The Pinjarapala is the Bombay Hospital for decrepit animals, but a similar institution exists in every town where Jainas dwell.
"From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan" by Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
He is of course the true, historical prophet of the Jainas and it is in his doctrine, that the Jainas should believe.
"On the Indian Sect of the Jainas" by Johann George B├╝hler
Architecture especially had reached a very high standard of development in the hands of what is usually known as the Jaina school.
"India, Old and New" by Sir Valentine Chirol
V (33-36) is directed against the doctrine of the Jainas; Adhik.
"The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya"
Similarly the Jainas have their vast periods superintended by twenty-four Jinas, or 'self-conquering sages.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, December 1879" by Various
It holds first place among the lucky marks of the Jainas.
"The Swastika" by Thomas Wilson
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In news:

Portland's Nick Jaina creates a unique blend of bluesy to boozy folk-rock.
Nick Jaina A Bird In The Opera House.
Nick Jaina, Sallie Ford, & Future Historians, Friday, April 2 @ Doug Fir.
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