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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gymnosophist \Gym*nos"o*phist\ (j[i^]m*n[o^]s"[-o]*f[i^]st), n. [Gr. gymnosofisth`s; gymno`s naked + sofisth`s philosopher; cf. F. gymnosophiste.] One of a sect of philosophers, said to have been found in India by Alexander the Great, who went almost naked, denied themselves the use of flesh, renounced bodily pleasures, and employed themselves in the contemplation of nature. [1913 Webster]