Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Entry: gurutical (adj.)

In context: "Confront the sorts of issues reserved for nighttime's gurutical tête-à-tête, whispers made echoless by rubberized floorsand much damp laundry."

Definition: Neologism again, but from guru (n.):   A Hindu spiritual teacher or head of a religious sect. Also in gen. or trivial use: an influential teacher; a mentor; a pundit.


Other: With an interesting etymology: Etymology:  < Hindi guru, Hindustani gurū a teacher, priest; Sanskrit guru originally an adj. ‘weighty, grave, dignified’.

SNOOT score: 1
 
Page: 387

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   


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