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gymnosophist


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gymnosophist  \Gym*nos"o*phist\,  n.  [Gr.  ?;  gymno`s  naked  +  ? 
  philosopher;  cf  F.  gymnosophisle.] 
  One  of  a  sect  of  philosophers,  said  to  have  been  found  in 
  India  by  Alexander  the  Great,  who  went  almost  naked,  denied 
  themselves  the  use  of  flesh,  renounced  bodily  pleasures,  and 
  employed  themselves  in  the  contemplation  of  nature. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gymnosophist 
  n  :  member  of  a  Hindu  sect  practicing  gymnosophy  (especially 
  nudism) 




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