gurus

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See also: Gurus and gurús

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡʊ.ɹuːz/, /ˈɡuː.ɹuːz/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡʊ.ɹuz, ɡʊˈɹuz/, /ˈɡuː.ɹuːz, ɡuːˈɹuːz/, /ˈɡʊ.ɹʊz, ɡʊˈɹʊz/

Noun[edit]

gurus

  1. plural of guru

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

gurus m

  1. plural of guru

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hindi गुरू (guru) / Urdu گرو (guru), from Sanskrit गुरु (gurú, venerable, respectable), originally "heavy" and in this sense cognate to English grieve. (A traditional etymology based on the Advaya Taraka Upanishad (line 16)[1] describes the syllables gu as 'darkness' and ru as 'destroyer', thus meaning "one who destroys/dispels darkness")

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gurus m (genitive gurūs); fourth declension

  1. guru

Usage notes[edit]

Please note that the word may either appear as ‘’gurus’’ or ‘’gūrus’’.

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative gurus gurūs
genitive gurūs guruum
dative guruī guribus
accusative gurum gurūs
ablative gurū guribus
vocative gurus gurūs

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Advaya Taraka Upanishad(English Translation)”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1], accessed December 15, 2011