Word of the Day: Guru

gu-ru / ˈgu̇r-(ˌ)ü

 

noun

 

  1. in Hinduism, a teacher who guides one’s spirit

Without a Guru none can cross over to the other shore.

Guru Nanak, 1469-1539

 

  1. a guide or personal mentor in a certain field of study

If there’s anything weirder than an introverted writer going to lost of social functions, it’s an introverted writer being converted into an accidental guru.

Dani Shapiro, 1962-

 

  1. a person with expertise

One does not become a guru by accident.

James Fenton, 1949-