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Rishi: Quiz

  
  

Question 1: In particular, Ṛṣi refers to the authors of the hymns of the ________.
Purusha suktaMahabharataVedasRigveda

Question 2: The main rishis recorded in the Brahmanas and the Rigveda-Anukramanis include Gritsamada, Vishvamitra, Vamadeva, ________, Bharadvaja, Vasishta, Angiras, Kaṇva.
JamadagniGautama MaharishiKashyapaAtri

Question 3: The root has a close ________ cognate ərəšiš (Yasna 31.5; cf.
Pashto languageTajik languageAvestan languageKurdish language

Question 4: Post-Vedic tradition regards the Rishis as "sages" or ________, constituting a peculiar class of divine human beings in the early mythical system, as distinct from Asuras, Devas and mortal men.
SaintJesusOrthodox ChurchChristianity

Question 5: Manfred Mayrhofer in his Etymological Dictionary (I 261) prefers a connection to either ṛṣ "pour, flow" (________ *h1ers), Rishi symbolizes intelligence and wisdom.
Armenian languageCentum-Satem isoglossIndo-European studiesProto-Indo-European language

Question 6: A rishi, (Sanskrit________:ऋषि) denotes an ever exploring representative of God through whom the Vedic hymns flow.
DevanagariMalayalam scriptBrāhmī scriptGujarati script

Question 7: According to post-Vedic tradition the rishi is a "seer" or "shaman" to whom the Vedas were "originally revealed" through states of higher ________.
IdeaConsciousnessGottfried LeibnizHenri Bergson

Question 8: 40.4) "an ecstatic" (see also ________, Vates).
Foolishness for ChristOrthodox ChurchRussiaBasil Fool for Christ
















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