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rishi

[rish-ee] /ˈrɪʃ i/
noun, Hinduism.
1.
an inspired sage or poet.
2.
(initial capital letter) one of seven of these to whom the Vedas supposedly were revealed.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; < Sanskrit ṛṣi
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