Also yo·gin [yoh-gin] /ˈyoʊ gɪn/.

Origin of yogi

1610–20; < Sanskrit yogī, nominative singular of yogin, derivative of yoga yoga
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Historical Examples of yogin

  • So he adorned that part of the forest, longing, like a Yogin, for complete detachment.

  • If they are not controlled, the yogin will not accomplish his yoga.

British Dictionary definitions for yogin


noun plural -gis or -gin (-ɡɪn)
  1. a person who is a master of yoga
Derived Formsyogini (jəʊˈɡiːniː), fem n
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Word Origin and History for yogin


"one who practices yoga," 1610s, from Hindi yogi, from Sanskrit yoga- (see yoga).

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