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See also Guru, and gurú

English

Etymology

From Hindi गुरू / Urdu گرو < Sanskrit गुरु (heavy). An etymology based on the Advayataraka Upanishad (14–18, verse 5) describes the syllables gu=darkness and ru=dispeller, as in dispeller of darkness.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
guru

Plural
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  1. A Hindu spiritual teacher.
  2. An advisor or mentor.
    He acted as her guru, giving much needed advice over the years.
  3. A leader or expert in a field.
    The Wiktionary guru made many helpful contributions.

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Translations

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Croatian

Noun

guru m (plural gurui)

  1. guru

Declension

Declension of guru Singular Plural
Nominative guru gurui
Genitive gurua gurua
Dative guruu guruima
Accusative gurua gurue
Vocative guru gurui
Locative guruu guruima
Instrumental guruom guruima

Czech

Noun

guru m.

  1. guru (Hindu spiritual teacher)
  2. guru (leader or expert in a field)

Finnish

Noun

guru (stem guru-*)

  1. guru

Indonesian

Noun

guru

  1. teacher

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