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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who practices yoga.

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  • adj. Attributive form of yogi

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A follower of the yoga philosophy; an ascetic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Hindu ascetic and mendicant who practises the yoga system, and combines meditation with austerity, claiming thus to acquire a miraculous power over elementary matter. See yoga. Also yogee and jogi.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. United States baseball player (born 1925)
  • n. one who practices yoga and has achieved a high level of spiritual insight

Etymologies

Hindi yogī, from Sanskrit, from yogaḥ, union; see yoga.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hindi, from Sanskrit योगिन् (yogin), from the verbal root yuj (class 7 present युनक्ति (yunakti, "to connect")), from Proto-Indo-European *yugóm. (Wiktionary)

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