Agari, Agarī, Agārī: 13 definitions


Agari means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows

Agārī (अगारी, “householder”) or Agārin according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.19, “the ‘householder’ and the ‘homeless ascetic’ are the two kinds of votaries”. What is meant by householder /laity (agārī) or votary with a home? Those who have not given up the home are called householder votary or votary with homes.

A householder (agārī) does not observe vows completely. Why he then is called a votary (vrati) also? Like a person who lives in a small part of a city is called a city dweller; similarly a person who observes vows even in a small manner is called a votary.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Agari in India is the name of a plant defined with Millettia extensa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Phaseolodes extensum (Benth. ex Baker f.) Kuntze (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· The Flora of British India (1876)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

agarī (अगरी).—f W (Usually agārī) The sprouting (of trees). v phuṭa, yē.

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agārī (अगारी).—f (agra S) A sprout or shoot. v phuṭa, yē. 2 See aghārī.

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āgarī (आगरी).—a (āgara) Relating to an A'gar or plantation.

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āgarī (आगरी).—m A caste of Shudras or an individual of it.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

agarī (अगरी).—f The sprouting.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agarī (अगरी).—[nāsti garo viṣaṃ yasyāḥ; pa. ba. gaura. ṅīṣ]

1) A kind of grass or plant (devatāḍa vṛkṣa) commonly called Deotar, Andropogon Serratus. It is said to be an antidote against the poison of rats and mice. -2. Any substance that removes poison (viṣahāridravyamātram)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Agarī (अगरी).—f. (-rī) A kind of grass, vulg. Deotar. See devatāḍa, E. a neg. and gara poison: an antidote.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Agarī (अगरी):—[=a-garī] f. a kind of grass (Deotar, Andropogon Serratus), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] (cf. garī.)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Agarī (अगरी):—[bahuvrihi compound] f.

(-rī) A kind of grass, vulg. Deotāḍ (An-dropogon serratus). See devatāḍa, also garī, kharāgarī and garāgarī. E. a prohib. and gara, the plant being an antidote.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Agarī (अगरी):—[a-garī] (rī) 3. f. A kind of grass.

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Agari in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Agāri (अगारि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Agārin.

2) Agārī (अगारी) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Agāriṇī.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Agari (ಅಗರಿ):—[noun] a wooden or metal bar fastening the door; a bolt.

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Agari (ಅಗರಿ):—[noun] a sect in the caste of weavers.

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Agari (ಅಗರಿ):—

1) [noun] a kind of grass, Andropogon serratus, used in making rat poison.

2) [noun] an antidote substance.

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Agāri (ಅಗಾರಿ):—[noun] the person who holds title to or occupies a house; the head of a family; a family-person.

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Agāri (ಅಗಾರಿ):—[noun] Indra, the Lord of the Heavens, an enemy of mountains.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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