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noun Hinduism.
  1. an inspired sage or poet.
  2. (initial capital letter) one of seven of these to whom the Vedas supposedly were revealed.
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Origin of rishi

First recorded in 1760–70, rishi is from the Sanskrit word ṛṣi
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Historical Examples

  • They are now construed in terms foreign to the rishi and to the pandit.

    India, Its Life and Thought

    John P. Jones

  • The Rishi fell in love with them, and eventually three sons were born.

  • The Rishi, with his magic, burnt up the demons into thin ash.

  • Vrinda, thinking that he was dead, begged the Rishi to restore him to her.

  • In so doing, he cut off the head of a Rishi, who was doing penance.