Definitions

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  • n. A spiritual teacher, guru.
  • n. An influential mentor.
  • suffix A title of honour, meaning "learned" or "honoured".

Etymologies

From Sanskrit आचार्य (āćārya), āćāra = “rules” or “conduct” thus, āćārya = “the one who is learned in conduct”. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Mr. Vasudevan Nair said that Kavalam was an "acharya" of more than one art form to all Keralites including him.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Comments on "Flex your Wrinkles away": 8 Comments hem acharya wrote

    Flex your Wrinkles away

  • Not against my great _acharya_ is my wrathful bow-string drawn,

    Maha-bharata The Epic of Ancient India Condensed into English Verse

  • None can face the great _acharya_ in his wrath and warlike might!

    Maha-bharata The Epic of Ancient India Condensed into English Verse

  • Shameem Akthar, yoga acharya trained with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, takes you through a few safe practices during pregnancy.

    rediff.com

  • PUDUCHERRY: Five more prosecution witnesses in the Sankararaman murder case, in which Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi and junior acharya Vijayendra Saraswathi are the prime accused, turned hostile during the trial in a local court today.

    The Times of India

  • I have done my mtech in correspondence mode from acharya nagarjuna university guntur.?

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

  • I'm satyabrata acharya from agartala how can i search my licindia policy status from online plz help me?

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

  • Long ago, it was acharya Rajnish who said that 'sex is the first step to enlightenment' and though the deeper meaning of this was understood or not, folks have taken the literal meaning of it quite seriously and have been working on it.

    AndhraCafe.com

  • However much Mr. Yediyurappa and Mr. acharya deny that these groups are not affiliated to BJP, their attitude and remarks clearly shows that these groups do belong to the BJP family.

    rediff.com

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