The definition of a juggernaut is something that is strong and destructive, stopping for nothing.(noun)
Juggernaut is defined as something that inspires devotion or unquestioning sacrifice.(noun)
An example of a juggernaut is a religious movement that calls on believers to sacrifice their property to the group.
See Juggernaut in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: altered < Hindi Jagannāth < Sans Jagannātha, lord of the world < jagat, world + nātha, lord
See Juggernaut in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Hindi jagannāth, title of Krishna
Origin: , from Sanskrit jagannāthaḥ, lord of the world
Origin: : jagat, moving, the world (from earlier present participle of jigāti, he goes; see gwā- in Indo-European roots)
Origin: + nāthaḥ, lord (from nāthate, he helps, protects)
Origin: . Senses 1 and 2, from the fact that worshipers have thrown themselves under the wheels of a huge car or wagon on which the idol of Krishna was drawn in an annual procession at Puri in east-central India.
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