yogi

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Etymology[edit]

From Hindi, from Sanskrit योगिन् (yogin), from the verbal root yuj (class 7 present युनक्ति (yunakti, to connect)), from Proto-Indo-European *yugóm.

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yogi (plural yogis)

  1. (yoga) A devotee or adherent of yoga. [from 17th c.]
    • 2009, Karen Armstrong, The Case for God, Vintage 2010, p. 30:
      To this day, yogins find that these disciplines, which have measurable physical and neurological effects, evoke a sense of calm, harmony and equanimity that is comparable to the effect of music.
    • 2012, Lisa Allardice, The Guardian, 30 Mar 2012:
      There is a special healthy menu, and the yogis can all eat together if they choose, but there's none of the birdseed-and-bulgur-wheat diet of a typical retreat.

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yogi (not comparable)

  1. attributive form of yogi
    Gurdjieff connects this type of breathing with yogi breathing.
    It's a yogi trick of some sort.

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yogi m (plural yogis)

  1. (yoga) yogi.