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 for guru
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gooroo \Goo*roo"\, Guru \Gu*ru"\ (g[=oo]*r[=oo]"), n. [Hind.
     gur[=u] a spiritual parent or teacher, Skr. guru heavy,
     noble, venerable, teacher. Cf. Grief.]
     1. A spiritual teacher, guide, or confessor among the Hindus;
        a guru. --Malcom.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (g[=oo]"r[=oo]) one who has expert knowledge of a
        technical area and serves as an advisor to others; an
        expert and teacher. Usually written guru.
        [PJC]
  
     3. (g[=oo]"r[=oo]) an intellectual or spiritual guide or
        advisor; a mentor. Usually written guru.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Guru \Gu"ru\ (g[=oo]"r[=oo]), n.
     Same as gooroo.
     [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  guru
      n 1: a Hindu or Buddhist religious leader and spiritual teacher
      2: each of the first ten leaders of the Sikh religion
      3: a recognized leader in some field or of some movement; "a
         guru of genomics"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  89 Moby Thesaurus words for "guru":
     Brahman, Ramwat, abecedarian, angel, authority, bairagi, bashara,
     bhikhari, bhikshu, boss, bwana, certified teacher, chef, chief,
     church dignitary, docent, doctor, dominie, don, ecclesiarch,
     educationist, educator, elder, elder statesman, employer, fellow,
     goodman, great soul, guide, holy man, husband, illuminate,
     instructor, intellect, intellectual, liege, liege lord, lord,
     lord paramount, lover of wisdom, maestro, mahatma,
     man of intellect, man of wisdom, mandarin, master, mastermind,
     melamed, mentor, mullah, oracle, overlord, padrone, pandit,
     paramount, paterfamilias, patriarch, patron, pedagogist, pedagogue,
     philosopher, preceptor, professor, pujari, pundit, purohit, rabbi,
     rishi, sage, sahib, saint, sannyasi, sapient, savant, scholar,
     schoolkeeper, schoolmaster, schoolteacher, seer, seigneur,
     seignior, starets, teacher, thinker, vairagi, wise man,
     wise old man, yogi, yogin
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  guru
   n.
  
      [Unix] An expert. Implies not only wizard skill but also a history of
      being a knowledge resource for others. Less often, used (with a qualifier)
      for other experts on other systems, as in VMS guru. See source of all good
      bits.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  guru
  
      An expert, especially in "{Unix guru".  Implies not
     only wizard skill but also a history of being a knowledge
     resource for others.  Less often, used (with a qualifier) for
     other experts on other systems, as in "VMS guru".
  
     See source of all good bits.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1996-06-01)
  

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