mahaguru

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Sanskrit महागुरु (mahāguru, supreme guru), reanalyzed as maha (supreme) +‎ guru (teacher). Calque of Dutch hoogleraar (professor, literally high teacher).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ma.haˈɡu.ru]
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ha‧gu‧ru

Noun[edit]

mahaguru (plural mahaguru-mahaguru, first-person possessive mahaguruku, second-person possessive mahagurumu, third-person possessive mahagurunya)

  1. professor
    Synonyms: guru besar, profesor

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Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From maha (supreme) +‎ guru (teacher), from Sanskrit महागुरु (mahāguru).

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Noun[edit]

mahaguru (Jawi spelling مهاݢورو‎, plural mahaguru-mahaguru, informal 1st possessive mahaguruku, impolite 2nd possessive mahagurumu, 3rd possessive mahagurunya)

  1. grandmaster; great teacher
  2. (uncommon) professor
    Synonym: profesor

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