from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Hinduism A religious teacher.
- n. A mystic; a yogi.
- n. Used as a form of address for such a person.
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- n. A Hindu religious teacher.
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- n. a Hindu religious teacher; used as a title of respect
Hindi svāmī, master, swami, from Sanskrit, being one's own master, possessing proprietary rights; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)