Agari, aka: Agarī, Agārī; 5 Definition(s)


Agari means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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)

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.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

agarī (अगरी).—f The sprouting.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-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: DDSA: The practical 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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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