Complete Definition of "guru"

see|Guru|gurú
English

Etymology
From Hindustani गुरू / URchar|گرو < Sanskrit गुरु, meaning heavy. An etymology based on the Advayataraka Upanishad (14--18, verse 5) describes the syllables gudarkness and rudispeller, as in dispeller of darkness.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A Hindu spiritual teacher.
  2. An advisor or mentor.

#:He acted as her guru, giving much needed advice over the years.

  1. A leader or expert in a field.

#:The Wiktionary guru made many helpful contributions.

Derived terms
Gurmukhi
guruship
Sadguru

Translations
trans-top|A Hindu spiritual teacher
Croatian: t-|hr|guru|m
Finnish: t-|fi|guru
German: t-|de|Guru|m
trans-mid
Greek: t|el|γκουρού|m|sc=Grek (gkouroú)
trans-bottom

trans-top|An advisor or mentor
Croatian: t-|hr|guru|m
Finnish: t-|fi|guru
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|A leader or expert in a field
Croatian: t-|hr|guru|m
Finnish: t-|fi|guru
Greek: t|el|γκουρού|m|sc=Grek (gkouroú)
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Chinese: 宗師, 宗师 (zōng shī)
ttbc|Dutch: goeroe m
ttbc|French: gourou m
ttbc|German: Guru m
ttbc|Hindi: गुरू (gurū) m
ttbc|Indonesian: guru
ttbc|Japanese: 教祖 (kyōso)
mid
ttbc|Korean: 지도자 (jidoja)
ttbc|Kannada: ಗುರು
ttbc|Punjabi: ਗੁਰੂ (gurū)
ttbc|Sanskrit: गुरु (guru) g|Sanskrit
ttbc|Spanish: gurú m
ttbc|Telugu: గురువు, ఓ రంగంలో :విశారదుడు, కోవిదుడు
ttbc|Urdu: URchar|گرو (gurū) m

Category:Hindi derivations
Category:Sanskrit derivations
Category:Urdu derivations
Category:Hinduism


Croatian

Noun
hr-noun|g=m|gurui

  1. #English|guru

Declension
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Indonesian

Noun
guru

  1. teacher

Category:Indonesian nouns

fr:guru
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id:guru
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ru:guru
vi:guru
zh:guru

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