Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An adherent of Sikhism.
  • adj. Of or relating to the Sikhs or to Sikhism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An adherent of Sikhism.
  • adj. of, or relating to the Sikhs or to Sikhism.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an adherent of Sikhism
  • adj. of or relating to the Sikhs or their religious beliefs and customs

Etymologies

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)
From Sanskrit to Punjabi: student, disciple, seeker. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    PunjabNewsline News

  • a SIKH temple which houses the Granth, or HOLY SCRIPTURES of the Sikh religion.

    Concise Dictionary of 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.

    City Walk: New Delhi

  • This may send the message that being Sikh is the same as being Muslim, and both are bad.

    John L. Esposito: Obama's Trip to India: Sikhs Are Not Muslims

  • This may also send the message that being Sikh is the same as being Muslim, and both are bad.

    John L. Esposito: Obama's Trip to India: Sikhs Are Not Muslims

  • 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.

    Obama's Stop at Sikh Golden Temple During India Visit Unclear

  • 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.

    2008 January 21 « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • "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."

    The Romance of Isabel, Lady Burton

  • 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.

    CTV News RSS Feed

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