One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Hinduism and Sikhism) a saint.
- ‘He said to me very candidly, I'm trying to translate that as close as I can, that before 1984 I thought he was a scoundrel, but after what happened in Blue Star I think now he's a sant.’
- ‘They pointed out that the sants and mahants had attended the dharam sammelan organised on the occasion of the yagna.’
- ‘As assorted sadhus and sants hogged the front pages of newspapers and prime time television, our elected Members of Parliament could not do any of their routine work.’
- ‘Thus, it honors the great rishis, gurus, sants and mahatmas as the greatest heroes of all.’
- ‘Wherever we have this problem, we should improve it, through sant, satsang and shastra saints, religious gathering and scripture.’
From Hindi santaḥ ‘venerable men’.
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