American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Hinduism A religious teacher.
- n. A mystic; a yogi.
- n. Used as a form of address for such a person.
- n. A Hindu religious teacher.
- 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)
““But kid,” called the swami, “don't look at the fourth wall!””
“And Nityananda's "disciple", the actress Ranjitha, has said that her videographed romp with the so-called swami was her "service and offering to him".”
“A swami is a monk exclusively dedicated to God's service.”
“The Hindu swami was killed but I want to say that he is called a swami but his affiliation and placement there was with the extremist Hindu Vashwa Parishad, he was national vice president.”
“The general secretary of the temple trust said the so-called swami never visited the temple after 2003.”
“swami" - is disastrous for pretty much every kind of business: it's wasteful for large companies and potentially fatal for start-ups.”
“He is revered because of his title ( "swami") and his vow to forsake sex and material possessions, which is considered the highest level of spiritual purity and devotion.”
“The media gathered there as the 'swami' earlier phoned a TV journalist and told her that he was going to shoot himself at his residence following which police were tipped-off.”
“Those on whom I am divinely directed to bestow the title of" swami "never cast it off. ”
“I am putting on my swami hat and predicting that this year is the year of change and progress for you.”
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a couple words
A selection of English* words ending with a vowel (except "y", "ea", ie", "ee", "oo", "ea", "ou") that is REALLY pronounced.
My favorite English words, by the way.
The good twin of The ...
About leaders, particularly the authority-figure at the top of the tree.
Words I like!
( personal list, favorite words, randomness )
honorifics. might park some formal titles here too until there are enough to spawn another list.
Holy men (and women).
Looking for tweets for swami.