from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Hindu priest, devotee, monk, or religious mendicant.


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  • So she shut up her great house, and built herself the little hut which you saw – built it of dried palm-leaves and straw and huge bambus, and she went on a visit to a gosain who lives in the next village, who initiated her into vows of vengeance.

    Love and Life Behind the Purdah 1901

  • Untenanted it had been since the death of the last gosain, many moons gone by; and the idol in the niche looked neglected and surly.

    Love and Life Behind the Purdah 1901

  • In the heart of the patch hides the gosain of Bubbling Well Road.

    Life's Handicap Rudyard Kipling 1900

  • Five miles west of Chachuran lies Bubbling Well Road, and the house of the gosain or priest of Arti-goth.

    Life's Handicap Rudyard Kipling 1900


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