maharishi

noun

ma·​ha·​ri·​shi ˌmä-hə-ˈrē-shē How to pronounce maharishi (audio)
-hä-,
-ˈri-
: a Hindu teacher of mystical knowledge

Word History

Etymology

Sanskrit maha̱rṣi, from mahat + ṛṣi sage and poet

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of maharishi was in 1785

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Cite this Entry

“Maharishi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maharishi. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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