Swami definition

swämē
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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.

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A mystic; a yogi.
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(hinduism) A religious teacher.
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Used as a form of address for such a person.
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Lord; master: a Hindu title of respect, esp. for a Hindu religious teacher.
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A learned man; pundit.
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A Hindu religious teacher.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
swami
Plural:
swamis

Origin of swami

  • Hindi svāmī master, swami from Sanskrit being one's own master, possessing proprietary rights s(w)e- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition