yogini

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit योगिनी (yoginī), feminine of योगिन्.

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Noun[edit]

yogini (plural yoginis)

  1. A female yogi.
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 19:
      In the intense religious practices of yoginis or nuns, the menstrual period can stop altogether.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Sanskrit योगिनी (yoginī).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /joːˈɣi.ni/, /joːˈɡi.ni/
  • Hyphenation: yo‧gi‧ni

Noun[edit]

yogini f (plural yogini's, masculine yogi)

  1. yogini, female practitioner of yoga