maharishi

noun
ma·​ha·​ri·​shi | \ ˌmä-hə-ˈrē-shē How to pronounce maharishi (audio) , -hä-, -ˈri- \

Definition of maharishi

: a Hindu teacher of mystical knowledge

First Known Use of maharishi

1785, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for maharishi

Sanskrit maha̱rṣi, from mahat + ṛṣi sage and poet

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“Maharishi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maharishi. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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