a member of an ancient Hindu sect of ascetics who wore little or no clothing
Origin of gymnosophistMiddle English genosophis from Classical Latin gymnosophistae, plural from Classical Greek gymnosophistai: see gymno- and sophist
One of an ancient sect of Hindu ascetics who wore little or no clothing and were devoted to mystical contemplation.
Origin of gymnosophistMiddle English gumnosophist from sing. of Latin gymnosophistae from Greek gumnosophistai gumnos naked ; see nogw- in Indo-European roots. sophistēs expert ; see sophist .