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[yoh-gee] /ˈyoʊ gi/
noun, plural yogis
[yoh-geez] /ˈyoʊ giz/ (Show IPA)
a person who practices yoga.
Also, yogin
[yoh-gin] /ˈyoʊ gɪn/ (Show IPA)
Origin of yogi
1610-20; < Sanskrit yogī, nominative singular of yogin, derivative of yoga yoga Unabridged
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  • So he adorned that part of the forest, longing, like a yogin, for complete detachment.

    The Gtakaml rya Sra
  • If they are not controlled, the yogin will not accomplish his yoga.

    The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha Madhava Acharya
British Dictionary definitions for yogin


noun (pl) -gis, -gin (-ɡɪn)
a person who is a master of yoga
Derived Forms
yogini (jəʊˈɡiːniː) noun:feminine
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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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