Ciri, aka: Cīrī, Cīri; 5 Definition(s)


Ciri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chiri.

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Pali-English dictionary

cīrī : (f.) a cricket.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

cirī (चिरी).—f (cīra) A slip or shred of plantain-leaf. 2 A fine crack: also a scratch. 3 A fine stripe or line (as of kuṅkū or gandha on the forehead).

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cirī (चिरी).—f A line (as of kuṅkūṃ on the forehead). A slip of plantain-leaf. A fine crack. cirīmirī ghēṇēṃ To receive tips or small presents.

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

Ciri (चिरि).—A parrot;

Derivable forms: ciriḥ (चिरिः).

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Ciri (चिरि).—5 P. (ciriṇoti) To kill, hurt, injure (used only in the Veda).

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Cīri (चीरि).—f. [ci bā° kri dīrghaśca]

1) A veil for covering the eyes.

2) A cricket; शुष्यत्तनुलतां तारचीरिचीत्काररोदिनीम् (śuṣyattanulatāṃ tāracīricītkārarodinīm) Ks.73.24.

3) The hem of an undergarment.

Derivable forms: cīriḥ (चीरिः).

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Cīrī (चीरी).—f., [cīrīvākaḥ] A cricket; चीरीवाकस्तु लवणं बलाका शकुनिर्दधि (cīrīvākastu lavaṇaṃ balākā śakunirdadhi) Ms.12.63; चीरी लवणहारकः (cīrī lavaṇahārakaḥ) Y.3.215.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ciri (चिरि).—r. 5th cl. (ciriṇoti) To hurt, to injure, to wound or kill. svā-pa saka-seṭ .

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Ciri (चिरि).—m.

(-riḥ) A parrot. E. ci imitative cry, and to utter, affix rik; or ci-vā-rik . śukakhage .

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Cīri (चीरि).—f.

(-riḥ) An eye cloth, a veil covering the eyes. E. cira to hurt, and kri affix; the redical vowel lengthened. ci-vā kri dīrghaśca .

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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