rishi

[ rish-ee ]
/ ˈrɪʃ i /

noun Hinduism.

an inspired sage or poet.
(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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