maharishi
noun Etymology: Sanskrit mah{auline}rṣi, from mahat + ṛṣi sage and poet Date: 1785 a Hindu teacher of mystical knowledge

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  • Maharishi — (Sanskrit, m., महर्षि, maharṣi < mahā + ṛṣi) ist die Bezeichnung eines geistlichen Würdenträgers in Indien. Maha heißt so viel wie „groß“ oder „bedeutend“, Rishi bedeutet „Seher“ und „Weiser“; im Deutschen würde man einen Maharishi als „großen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • maharishi — [mä΄hə rish′ē] n. [Hindi mahārishi < mahā, great + ṛshi, sage] a Hindu teacher of mysticism …   English World dictionary

  • maharishi — Hindu sage or holy man, 1785, from Sanskrit, from maha great, from PIE root *meg great (see MAGNATE (Cf. magnate)) + rishi inspired sage. In general use, a title for a popular spiritual leader …   Etymology dictionary

  • maharishi — [n] spiritual leader guru, master, mentor, mystic, spiritual guide, swami, teacher; concept 350 …   New thesaurus

  • Maharishi — ► NOUN ▪ a great Hindu sage or spiritual leader. ORIGIN Sanskrit, great sage or saint …   English terms dictionary

  • Maharishi — This article is about the title. For the film, see Maharshi (film). Maharishi (noun, mah huh ree shee) is the anglicized version of the Sanskrit word Maharshi महर्षि (mahā meaning great and ṛṣi meaning seer ). Maharishi is often use as an… …   Wikipedia

  • maharishi — To whine incessantly about others being cheaters while playing a game. The game was great til Timmy began to maharishi because he s so bad at it …   Dictionary of american slang

  • maharishi — To whine incessantly about others being cheaters while playing a game. The game was great til Timmy began to maharishi because he s so bad at it …   Dictionary of american slang

  • maharishi —    (mah hah REE shee) [Sanskrit: great saint] A Hindu man of great wisdom and spiritual knowledge; an honorary title given to a religious sage.    This maharishi claimed to hold the secret of physical levitation …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

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