- an inspired sage or poet.
- (initial capital letter) one of seven of these to whom the Vedas supposedly were revealed.
Origin of rishi
First recorded in 1760–70, rishi is from the Sanskrit word ṛṣi
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Examples from the Web for rishi
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.