yogi

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Hindi योगी (yogī), 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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Noun[edit]

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.
    • Gurdjieff connects this type of breathing with yogi breathing.
    • It's a yogi trick of some sort.
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Verb[edit]

yogi (third-person singular simple present yogis, present participle yogi-ing, simple past and past participle yogied)

  1. (informal) To turn (someone) into a yogi; to lead into practicing yoga.
    • 1954, Edward Abbey, Slumgullion stew: an Edward Abbey reader, page xiv:
      You do not even need to be psychoanalyzed, Rolfed, estered, altered, gelded, neutered, spayed, fixed, Mooned, acupunctured, meditated, Zenned, massaged, Cayced, yogied, New Aged, astrocharted, holisticized, computerized, megatrended, therapized, androgynized, evangelized, converted, or even, last and least, to be reborn.
    • 1971, Roy Eugene Davis, Darshan: the vision of light, page 190:
      I meet hundreds of people each year who have been New Thoughted, Mind Scienced, Eckankared, Rosicrucianed, l Amed, White Brotherhooded, Scientologied and, yes, even yogied — to the point of mental numbness.
    • 2015, Luke Rhinehart, The Search for the Dice Man, →ISBN, page 192:
      He had followed Larry faithfully for two days, getting yelled at and grieved over and yogied into a pretzel and fucked over by all sorts of weirdoes who seemed to find him a nice object to act on.

Etymology 2[edit]

From the cartoon character, Yogi the Bear, who was known for conning tourists out of their picnics.

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yogi (third-person singular simple present yogis, present participle yogi-ing, simple past and past participle yogied)

  1. (US, thru-hiker slang) To persuade someone to give you food or other favors without actually begging.
    • 1999, Ellen Wolfe, Walking the dream, →ISBN, page 138:
      Ready to do some hiking now that we are through yogi-ing? I asked, grinning at Map Man. The hikers looked up at me quizzically, but Map Man knew yogi-ing meant the good natured way thru-hikers ask for food without actually begging.
    • 2012, Cheryl Strayed, Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found, →ISBN:
      Late in the afternoon, I came to a shady spot where there was a picnic table—a rare luxury on the trail. As I approached, I saw that there was a peach on top of the table and beneath it a note. Cheryl! We yogied this from day hikers for you. Enjoy! Sam and Helen
    • 2013, Dan Feldman, Long-Distance Hiking, →ISBN, page 96:
      You can also yogi food from other hikers and tourists. The yogi cannot realistically be counted upon as a primary resupply strategy, but it's reliable for netting a few extra calories during summer months when traveling through popular parks, especially on weekends.

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Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Hindi योगी (yogī), from Sanskrit योगिन् (yogin). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈjoː.ɣi/, /ˈjoː.ɡi/
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  • Hyphenation: yo‧gi

Noun[edit]

yogi m (plural yogi's, feminine yogini)

  1. yogi

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

yogi m (plural yogis)

  1. (yoga) yogi.

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

yogi

  1. Rōmaji transcription of よぎ
  2. Rōmaji transcription of ヨギ

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

yogi m (definite singular yogien, indefinite plural yogier, definite plural yogiene)

  1. (yoga) yogi

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

yogi m (definite singular yogien, indefinite plural yogiar, definite plural yogiane)

  1. (yoga) yogi

Portuguese[edit]

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yogi m, f (plural yogis)

  1. (yoga) yogi (yoga practitioner)