The definition of a swami is a Hindu religious teacher or a title of respect like master.
An example of a swami is a yogi.
- lord; master: a Hindu title of respect, esp. for a Hindu religious teacher
- a learned man; pundit
Origin of swamiHindi sv?m? from Sanskrit sv?min, lord
Also sp. swa′my
- Hinduism A religious teacher.
- A mystic; a yogi.
- Used as a form of address for such a person.
Origin of swamiHindi svāmī master, swami from Sanskrit being one's own master, possessing proprietary rights ; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.
- A Hindu religious teacher.