- one of a school of ancient Indian ascetic philosophers, reported in antiquity, who wore little clothing; a mystic
Etymology: French gymnosophiste, from Latin gymnosophistae, from Greek , from "naked" + "sophist".
- 1973: I was speaking today with an unclothed Hindu religious, a parama-hamsa, on the steps of a Portuguese church, a true " Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise
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