sann·ya·si (sŭn-yäsē) or sann·ya·sin (-sĭn)
n. pl. sann·ya·sis or sann·ya·sins
A wandering mendicant and ascetic.
[Hindi sannyāsī, from Sanskrit saṃnyāsī, from saṃnyasyati, he renounces : sam, together; see SANSKRIT + ni, down + asyati, he throws.]
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