Sage vs Guru - What's the difference?
As a verb sage
is first-person singular indicative present form of
As a noun guru is
From (etyl) sage (11th century), from . The noun meaning "man of profound wisdom" is recorded from circa 1300. Originally applied to the Seven Sages of Greece .
- All you sage counsellors, hence!
(obsolete) grave; serious; solemn
- commanders, who, cloaking their fear under show of sage advice, counselled the general to retreat
- [Great bards] in sage and solemn tunes have sung.
A wise person or spiritual teacher; a man or woman of gravity and wisdom, especially, a teacher venerable for years, and of sound judgment and prudence; a grave or stoic philosopher.
* 1748 , (David Hume), Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral , London: Oxford University Press (1973), § 34:
- We aspire to the magnanimous firmness of the philosophic sage .
* deep thinker, egghead, intellectual, pundit
* sage on the stage
* Seven Sages
From (etyl) sauge, from (etyl) salvia, from , see safe .
The plant Salvia officinalis and savory spice produced from it; also planted for ornamental purposes.
* (herb) ramona
* Sage Derby
* sage dog
* sage green
* sage grouse
* sage tea
* sage thrasher
* wood sage
* (Salvia officinalis)
(Internet slang) The act of using the word or option sage in the email field or a checkbox of an imageboard when posting a reply
* This word is specific to imageboards. The original purpose of sage is to not bump a thread if one deems one's own post to be of little value.
A Hindu or Sikh spiritual teacher.
* 1817 , William Ward, History, Literature and Religion of the Hindoos , vol II:
* 2010 , Wendy Shanker, The Guardian , 10 May 2010:
- 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.
(sometimes, humorous) An influential advisor or mentor.
* 2004 , ‘Vintage technology’, Time , 18 Oct 2004:
- Traditionally, a guru is a spiritual teacher who guides a student on the road to Enlightenment, or finding God.
- Many oenophiles rely on the ratings and recommendations of wine guru Robert Parker when selecting the perfect bottle.