One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Naked (used especially in connection with modern pagan ritual)‘some go sky-clad as they feel clothes diminish the power they are seeking from their surroundings’
- ‘We discovered then we had been dancing sky-clad in our rites.’
- ‘Over the centuries the Jains have evolved into two primary communities, the Digambara (the sky-clad or naked) and the vetmbara (the white-clad).’
- ‘Archaeologists have also identified a fertility site at Hutubi where life-size rock carvings show sky-clad women and men dancing.’
Early 20th century: probably a translation of Sanskrit Digāmbara (see Digambara).
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