acharya

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acharya (aˈtʃærɪə)
 
n
Hinduism a prominent religious teacher and spiritual guide
 
[from Sanskrit, literally: teacher]

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Main Entry:  acharya
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a learned and respected spiritual teacher or guide; a guru
Example:  An acharya teaches by example.
Etymology:  Sanskrit 'teacher'
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