Origin of guru
Definition for guru (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for guru
The guru Rampal is in custody after a deadly battle at his ruined ashram.
And while guru literally means “teacher,” in Hindu and Buddhist contexts, it often means much more.
The guru guiding her mission to becoming a fully realized human: a buttoned up marketing expert named Henry—seriously, get it?
Having a guru in a body does not necessarily help a disciple advance spiritually.
He was the instrument God had chosen to introduce me to my spiritual path and guru.
I daresay Sri Yukteswar would have been the most sought- after guru in India had his words not been so candid and so censorious.Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
Guru and Akram were attending to their injured comrade, who by this time was sitting up, dazed but not badly injured.The Rogue Elephant|Elliott Whitney
Sweetmeats and other delicacies are then offered to the guru, and the disciple makes him a present of one to five rupees.
Every Guru on earth is a reflection of Mahdeva, and it is His life which he is commissioned to give out to the world.Avatras|Annie Besant
Guru was accompanied by dozens of his people, hastily recruited for the task of firing the swamp.The Lost Warship|Robert Moore Williams
British Dictionary definitions for guru (1 of 2)
Word Origin for guru
British Dictionary definitions for guru (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for guru
1800, gooroo, from Hindi guru "teacher, priest," from Sanskrit guru-s "one to be honored, teacher," literally "heavy, weighty," from PIE root *gru- (see grave (adj.)). Generalized sense of "mentor" is from 1940; sense of "expert in something" first recorded c.1966 in Canadian English in reference to Marshall McLuhan.
Culture definitions for guru
In Hinduism, a teacher or spiritual leader.