In Hinduism, a divinely inspired poet or sage, sometimes regarded as a saint.
Origin of rishi
- Sanskrit ṛṭiḥ ers- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Sanskrit à¤‹à¤·à¤¿ (á¹›Ìá¹£i), of Common Indo-Iranian source (cognate with Avestan ð¬†ð¬ð¬†ð¬´ð¬Œð¬´ (ÇrÇÅ¡iÅ¡, “seer")), probably formed from verbal root âˆšá¹›á¹£ (“to flow, pour").