[ mah-huh-ree-shee, muh-hahr-uh- ]
/ mɑ həˈri ʃi, məˈhɑr ə- /

noun Hinduism.

a teacher of spiritual and mystical knowledge; religious sage: often used as an honorary title.
any of the seven great mythological seers of the Vedic and post-Vedic writings: identified with the seven stars of Ursa Major.

Origin of maharishi

< Sanskrit maharṣi, equivalent to maha- great + -rṣi, combining form of ṛṣi saint Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for maharishi

/ (ˌmɑːhɑːˈriːʃɪ, məˈhɑːriːʃɪ) /


Hinduism a Hindu teacher of religious and mystical knowledge

Word Origin for maharishi

from Hindi, from mahā great + rishi sage, saint
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