American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An adherent of Sikhism.
- adj. Of or relating to the Sikhs or to Sikhism.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of a politico-religions community of India, founded near Lahore about 1500 as a sect based on the principles of monotheism and human brotherhood. Under their hereditary theocratic chiefs the Sikhs were organized into a political and military force, and in the eighteenth century formed a confederation of states in the Punjab, collectively called Khalsa; their power was greatly developed in the beginning of the nineteenth century by Runjeet Singh. The Punjab was annexed to British India in 1849, after the two Sikh wars of 1845–6 and 1848–9.
- n. an adherent of Sikhism
- adj. of or relating to the Sikhs or their religious beliefs and customs
- From Sanskrit to Punjabi: student, disciple, seeker. (Wiktionary)
- Hindi, from Sanskrit śiṣyaḥ, disciple, from śikṣati, he wishes to learn, desiderative of śaknoti, is able. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Appealing to the sikh community to spread love, Makkar followed that Congress party had always hurt the sentiments of Sikh community as in 1984 it attacked on Golden Temple and Akal Takht, thereafter initiating anti Sikh riots which claimed the lives of nearly 3000 Sikhs.”
“a SIKH temple which houses the Granth, or HOLY SCRIPTURES of the Sikh religion.”
“At the heart of the plan, with broad perspectives in every direction, is the India Gate — a grandiose arch honoring the Indian conscripts, mostly Sikh from the names engraved, who fell on the far-off battlefields of Flanders and Gallipoli during World War I.”
“This may send the message that being Sikh is the same as being Muslim, and both are bad.”
“This may also send the message that being Sikh is the same as being Muslim, and both are bad.”
“Indian news reports quoted Sikh officials as saying that among other issues U.S. advance teams had discussed regarding a possible presidential visit to The Golden Temple, was how Mr. Obama would cover his head, as required in Sikh tradition.”
“He has been provided shelter in Sikh temples, most recently at the Guru Nanak temple in Surrey, where he is being cared for by supporters and doctors who are donating their services.”
“I have commented before on people going on the Sikh, sorry sick at the drop of a policemans hat - well it was not designed for followers of the Sikh faith - especially in Merthyr "dolescum" Tydfil, where one in five of the population is on long term Sikh, sorry sick.”
“Chance or not," I thought, "they are strange; and if ever I return to my home, I will revisit Stonymoore Wood, though now alone; for my shaggy Sikh is dead, my pony gone, my gypsy camp dispersed, my light heart no longer light, no longer mine.”
“Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts told CTV News that the city will be re-evaulating the parade, after she was disappointed to see a political parade float decorated with pictures of men some call Sikh martyrs.”
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