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  1. Sikhsnoun

    Plural of Sikh.


  1. Sikhs

    Sikhs ( or ; Punjabi: ਸਿੱਖ, sikkh [sɪkkʰ] Devanagari: सिख) are people who adhere to Sikhism (Sikhi), a monotheistic religion that originated in the late 15th century in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent, based on the revelation of Guru Nanak. The term Sikh has its origin in the Sanskrit word śiṣya (शिष्य), meaning 'disciple' or 'student'.Male Sikhs generally have Singh ('lion') as their last name, though not all Singhs are necessarily Sikhs; likewise, female Sikhs have Kaur ('princess') as their last name. These unique last names were given by the Gurus to allow Sikhs to stand out and also as an act of defiance to India's caste system, which the Gurus were always against. Sikhs strongly believe in the idea of "Sarbat Da Bhala" - "Welfare of all" and are often seen on the frontline to provide humanitarian aid across the world.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sikhs

    a religious sect noted for warlike traits, founded in the Punjab at the end of the 15th century

  2. Etymology: [Hind. Sikh, properly, a disciple.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sikhs

    a native religious and military community, scattered, to the number of nearly two millions, over the Punjab, and forming some fifteen States dependent on the Punjab government; founded (1469) by Baber Nanak as a religious monotheistic sect purified from the grosser native superstitions and practices; was organised on a military footing in the 17th century, and in the 18th century acquired a territorial status, ultimately being consolidated in to a powerful military confederacy by Ranjit Singh, who, at the beginning of the 19th century, extended his power over a wider territory. In 1845-46 they crossed their E. boundary, the Sutlej, and invaded English possessions, but were defeated by Gough and Hardinge, and had to cede a considerable portion of their territory; a second war in 1848-49 ended in the annexation of the entire Punjab, since when the Sikhs have been the faithful allies of the English, notably in the Indian Mutiny.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. sikhs

    The term Sikh, a corruption of the Sanscrit s’ishya, signifying “disciple,” is applied to a community of which the Punjab, in Northern India, constitutes, substantially, the confines. Less commonly, even among themselves, the members of this community are also known as Sinhs (vulgarly Singhs), that is, “Lions,” a title given them by Govind, the last and most influential of their hierarchs. Every name of a Sikh male now terminates with the word Sinh. Originally a body of mere religionists, the Sikhs, from the energy which they developed under repression, and the inducements which they offered as proselytizers, grew by degrees, in strength and numbers, and ended in a formidable nationality. Their originator, Nanak, was born in 1469, in the vicinity of Lahore, and died in 1539, not far from the place of his nativity.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sikhs in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sikhs in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of sikhs in a Sentence

  1. Amrik Singh:

    We will make sure that United Sikhs keeps Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal legacy alive, that we activate Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal dream and we turn that into a reality.

  2. Amandeep Sidhu:

    The simple fact is Sikhs are fully and completely capable of serving and meeting very stringent standards, it's simply not fair, or in this case legal, for the Army to restrict a Sikh soldier's religious rights on these discriminatory bases.

  3. Waris Ahluwalia:

    I didn't ask to be a public face or voice of a religion. Sikhs have been in (the United States) for over 125 years, i just want to make and create art.

  4. Charanpreet Singh Lall:

    I hope that people watching, that they will just acknowledge it and that they will look at it as a new change in history, i hope that more people like me, not just Sikhs but from other religions and different backgrounds, that they will be encouraged to join the army.

  5. The Indian-American actor:

    Really, this is about education, about education of the Sikh religion, but also of other religions, and this is not just about me or Sikhs.

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