Definition of Acharya

1. Noun. A spiritual teacher, guru. ¹



2. Noun. An influential mentor. ¹

3. Suffix. (suffix) A title of honour, meaning "learned" or "honoured". ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acharya

1. a Hindu teacher [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acharya

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ach-laut
achaenia
achaenium
achaete
achaetous
achage
achages
achalasia
achalasias
achar
acharne
acharnement
achars
acharya (current term)
acharyas
achate
achates
achatina
achatine snail
achatine snails
achatour
achatours
ache
ache for
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achee
acheful
achefully

Literary usage of Acharya

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1. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"The magnified version appears in the Sarva Darsana Sangraha of Madhava acharya, in the I4th century. See, however, the Mackenzie MSS. in the India Office ..."

2. Sketch of the Religious Sects of the Hindus by Horace Hayman Wilson (1846)
"... list of the spiritual heads of the Sringeri establishment: 1. Govinda Pada. 'I. Sankara acharya. 17. ... Abhinava Sachchidananda Bharatia acharya. 16. ..."

3. A Dictionary, Hindustani & English: Accompanied by a Reversed Dictionary by Duncan Forbes (1866)
"... acharya), m. an instructor in matters of religion ; a learned panait, ... f. the wife of an acharya or religious instructor. *. л),1,»-! ..."

4. A Brief History of the Indian Peoples by William Wilson Hunter (1897)
"Their lives were marvellous, and the deaths of the greatest of them a solemn mystery. Sankara acharya, Ninth Century AD—The first in the line of apostles ..."

5. A brief history of the Indian people by William Wilson Hunter (1884)
"Their lives were marvellous, and the deaths of some a solemn mystery. Sankara acharya, 9th Century AD—The first in the line of apostles was ..."

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