acharya

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit ācāra (Practice and Discipline) Sanskrit ārya (Virtuous and Reverend) Sanskrit ācārya (Practitioner and Teacher)

Noun[edit]

acharya (plural acharyas)

  1. (historical, rare) an individual who practices or is knowledgeable on any of the prevalent disciplines of customs, learning, rituals, arts, traditions, schools etc., especially one imparting them into pupils.
  2. (historical, rare) a scholar, practitioner, professional, specialist, disciplinarian imparting knowledge.

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