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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Jain \Jain\, Jaina \Jai"na\, prop. n. [Skr. Jaina, fr. Jina, a proper name, fr. jina victorious.] One of a numerous sect in British India, holding the tenets of Jainism.


Jain \Jain\ adj. of or pertaining to Jainism; as, Jain gods.

Syn: Jainist.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1805, from Hindi Jaina, from Sanskrit jinah "saint," literally "overcomer," from base ji "to conquer," related to jayah "victory," from PIE root *gweie- (2) "to press down, conquer." The sect dates from 6c. B.C.E.

Jain (disambiguation)

Jain refers to Jainism, a religion of India, and its adherents.

  • List of Jains, a list of people who are the adherents of Jainism (Jain Dharma).

Jain or JAIN may also refer to:

  • Jain (surname), list of notable people with the surname
  • Jain, Iran, a village in Hormozgan Province, Iran
  • Japan Academic Inter-university Network (formerly JUNET)
  • Java Advanced Intelligent Networks, by Sun Microsystems
  • Java APIs for Integrated Networks, for JAIN Java API
  • Jain Irrigation Systems, often known as Jains
  • Sahu Jain, an important industrial family of India
  • An alien race in Neal Asher's Polity series of science fiction novels
  • Jain, a French artist
Jain (surname)

Jain is a surname of northern Indian origin. It is found in Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana, and reflects the Jain religious community. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Abigail Jain, actor
  • Ajit Jain, businessman
  • Anand Jain, business executive
  • Anil K. Jain (disambiguation), multiple people with the name
    • Anil K. Jain (electrical engineer, born 1946) (1946–1988), Indian-American electrical engineer
    • Anil K. Jain (computer scientist, born 1948), Indian-American computer scientist
  • Anjli Jain
  • Ankur Jain
  • Anshu Jain, financier
  • Bhagchandra Jain (born 1939), scholar
  • Bhavarlal Jain, industrialist
  • BM Jain, political scientist
  • Dipak C. Jain, business educator
  • Jainendra K. Jain, physicist
  • John Jain, reproductive endocrinologist
  • Kamini Jain, Olympic kayaker
  • Naveen Jain, Internet entrepreneur
  • Piyare Jain, physicist
  • Raj Jain (born 1951), computer science professor
  • Rakesh Jain
  • Ramesh Jain
  • S. Lochlann Jain, anthropologist
  • Sachin H. Jain
  • Sanjay Jain, economist
  • Sunny Jain
Jain (singer)

Jain (born February 7, 1992) is a French singer-songwriter.

Her first album, Zanaka was released on November 6, 2015. It was certified as a Gold record in February 2016.

Usage examples of "jain".

Among Buddhists and Jains, and particularly in Tibetan Lamaism, Tara became a symbol of other hungers as well, in particular the spiritual hunger for release from the purely physical world.

Varshakara had forgotten his speech to me on the danger Buddhists and Jains present to the established order.

Jeta believed that the reason why the merchant class supports the Buddhists and the Jains is that the two orders respect all life and disapprove of war.

Tod's account of the Jain temples, if correct, show a finer outline, and purer sense of beauty, than appears native to India, where the monstrous always predominated over simple nature.