Etymology
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ashram (n.)

"religious hermitage," 1900, from Sanskrit asramah, from a-, adnomial prefix (from PIE adverbial particle ē), + sramah "effort, toll, fatigue."

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Definitions of ashram

ashram (n.)
a place of religious retreat modeled after the Indian ashram;
ashram (n.)
(India) a place of religious retreat for Hindus;
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