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[mah-huh-ree-shee, muh-hahr-uh-] /mɑ həˈri ʃi, məˈhɑr ə-/

noun, Hinduism.
a teacher of spiritual and mystical knowledge; religious sage: often used as an honorary title.
any of the seven great mythological seers of the Vedic and post-Vedic writings: identified with the seven stars of Ursa Major.
/ˌmɑːhɑːˈriːʃɪ; məˈhɑːriːʃɪ/
(Hinduism) a Hindu teacher of religious and mystical knowledge

Hindu sage or holy man, 1785, from Sanskrit, from maha “great,” from PIE root *meg- “great” (see magnate) + rishi “inspired sage.” In general use, a title for a popular spiritual leader.


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