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Yes. The word guru is a Scrabble US word. The word guru is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

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Yes. The word guru is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:

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Valid words made from Guru

You can make 6 words from 'guru' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'guru'

GURU 5 

3 letters words from 'guru'

GUR 4RUG 4

2 letters words from 'guru'

GU 3UG 3
UR 2 

All 4 letters words made out of guru

guru ugru gruu rguu urgu rugu guur ugur guur ugur uugr uugr gruu rguu guru ugru rugu urgu urug ruug uurg uurg ruug urug

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word guru. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in guru.

Definitions and meaning of guru

guru

Alternative forms

  • goru [17th-19th c.]
  • gooroo [19th c.]
  • guroo (archaic)

Etymology

From Hindi गुरु (guru) / Urdu گرو(guru) / Punjabi ਗੁਰੂ (gurū), from Sanskrit गुरु (guru, venerable, respectable), originally "heavy" and in this sense cognate to English grieve. (A traditional etymology based on the Advayataraka Upanishad (line 16) describes the syllables gu as 'darkness' and ru as 'destroyer', thus meaning "one who destroys/dispels darkness"). Doublet of grave, grief, and brute.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡʊɹuː/, /ˈɡuːɹuː/, /ɡʊˈɹuː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡʊɹ(ˌ)u/, /ˈɡu(ˌ)ɹu/, /ɡəˈɹu/

Noun

guru (plural gurus)

  1. A Hindu or Sikh spiritual teacher. [from 17th c.]
    • 1817, William Ward, History, Literature and Religion of the Hindoos, vol II:
      When the gooroo arrives at the house of a disciple, the whole family prostrate themselves at his feet, and the spiritual guide puts his right foot on the heads of the prostrate family.
    • 2010, Wendy Shanker, The Guardian, 10 May 2010:
      Traditionally, a guru is a spiritual teacher who guides a student on the road to Enlightenment, or finding God.
  2. (sometimes humorous) An influential advisor or mentor. [from 20th c.]
    • 2004, ‘Vintage technology’, Time, 18 Oct 2004:
      Many oenophiles rely on the ratings and recommendations of wine guru Robert Parker when selecting the perfect bottle.

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Blagar

Noun

guru

  1. teacher

References

  • Antoinette Schapper, The Papuan Languages of Timor, Alor and Pantar: Volume 1 (2014), p. 165

Czech

Noun

guru m

  1. guru (spiritual teacher)
  2. guru (leader or expert in a field)

Finnish

Noun

guru

  1. A guru

Declension


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡu.ʁu/

Noun

guru m (plural gurus)

  1. Alternative spelling of gourou

Hausa

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡúː.rúː/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [ɡʷúː.rúː]

Noun

gūr̃ū m (plural gūr̃ā̀yē, possessed form gūr̃un)

  1. A large leather belt, usually containing charms.

Hungarian

Etymology

From Hindi गुरु (guru), from Sanskrit गुरु (guru, heavy).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɡuru]
  • Hyphenation: gu‧ru
  • Rhymes: -ru

Noun

guru (plural guruk)

  1. guru (a Hindu or Sikh spiritual teacher)
  2. guru (leader or expert in a field)

Declension

References


Indonesian

Etymology

From Malay guru, ultimately Sanskrit गुरु (gurú, guru, teacher, sage), from Proto-Indo-Aryan *gr̥Húṣ, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *gr̥Húš, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷr̥h₂ús (heavy). Doublet of bruto.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡu.ru/

Noun

guru (plural guru-guru, para guru, first-person possessive guruku, second-person possessive gurumu, third-person possessive gurunya)

  1. teacher

Derived terms

Compounds

Further reading

  • “guru” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Italian

Etymology

From Hindi गुरू (gurū, teacher).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡu.ru/

Noun

guru m (invariable)

  1. a guru (religious or spiritual leader; influential person)

Anagrams

  • Urgu

Javanese

Alternative forms

  • Carakan: ꦒꦸꦫꦸ
  • Roman: goeroe (dated)

Etymology

From Old Javanese guru.

Noun

guru (krama-ngoko guru)

  1. spiritual teacher
  2. teacher
    Synonym: dwija
  3. (of bee) queen bee

References

  • "guru" in Tim Balai Bahasa Yogyakarta, Kamus Basa Jawa (Bausastra Jawa). Kanisius, Yogyakarta

Latin

Noun

gū̆rū

  1. ablative singular of gū̆rus

Lindu

Noun

guru

  1. teacher

Malay

Etymology

From Sanskrit गुरु (gurú).

Pronunciation

Noun

guru (Jawi spelling ݢورو‎, plural guru-guru, informal 1st possessive guruku, impolite 2nd possessive gurumu, 3rd possessive gurunya)

  1. educator, teacher, instructor

Further reading

  • “guru” in Pusat Rujukan Persuratan Melayu | Malay Literary Reference Centre, Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2017.

Mapudungun

Alternative forms

  • gvrv

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /ŋʊʐʊ/

Noun

guru (Raguileo spelling)

  1. A fox

Old Javanese

Etymology

From Sanskrit गुरु (guru).

Noun

guru

  1. teacher

Pali

Alternative forms

Etymology

Cognate with Sanskrit गुरु (guru). It is an assimilatory modification of garu.

Adjective

guru

  1. heavy
  2. venerable

Declension

Noun

guru m

  1. teacher (clarification of this definition is needed)

Declension

References

Pali Text Society (1921-1925), “guru”, in Pali-English Dictionary‎, London: Chipstead


Polish

Etymology

From Hindi गुरू (gurū) / Urdu گرو(guru) / Punjabi ਗੁਰੂ (gurū), from Sanskrit गुरु (gurú), from Proto-Indo-Aryan *gr̥Húṣ, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *gr̥Húš, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷr̥h₂ús (heavy).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡu.ru/

Noun

guru m pers (indeclinable)

  1. (Hinduism) guru (spiritual teacher)
  2. guru (advisor or mentor)

Further reading

  • guru in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • guru in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Etymology

From Sanskrit गुरु (gurú, venerable, respectable), originally "heavy", from Proto-Indo-European *gʷréh₂us.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: gu‧ru
  • Rhymes: -u

Noun

guru m (plural gurus)

  1. guru (spiritual teacher)

guru m, f (plural gurus)

  1. guru (advisor, mentor)

Related terms

  • baro-
  • grave

Serbo-Croatian

Noun

gȕru m (Cyrillic spelling гу̏ру)

  1. guru

Declension


Slovak

Etymology

From Hindi गुरू (gurū) / Urdu گرو(guru), from Sanskrit गुरु (guru, venerable, respectable).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡu.ru/

Noun

guru m (genitive singular gurua, nominative plural guruovia, genitive plural guruov, declension pattern of chlap)

  1. guru

Declension

References

  • guru in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

Swahili

Etymology

From Hindi गुड़ (guṛ, jaggery).

Pronunciation

Noun

guru

  1. Only used in sukari guru (jaggery)

Swedish

Etymology

From Hindi गुरू (gurū), from Sanskrit गुरु (guru, heavy).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡʉ̟ːrɵ/
  • Rhymes: -ʉːrɵ

Noun

guru c

  1. guru

Declension

References

  • guru in Svensk ordbok (SO)

Yakan

Noun

guru

  1. teacher (of spiritual matters or martial arts)

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a Hindu spiritual teacher.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)