rishi

[ rish-ee ]
/ ˈrɪʃ i /
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noun Hinduism.

an inspired sage or poet.
(initial capital letter) one of seven of these to whom the Vedas supposedly were revealed.

Nearby words

  1. rise to,
  2. rise to the bait,
  3. rise to the occasion,
  4. risen,
  5. riser,
  6. risibility,
  7. risible,
  8. rising,
  9. rising action,
  10. rising damp

Origin of rishi

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

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