Dari, Darī, Dāri, Dārī: 15 definitions



Dari means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dāri (दारि).—A serpent born in the family of Dhṛtarāṣṭra. This serpent fell into the sacrificial fire of Janamejaya and was burnt to death. (Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 57, Stanza 16).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Dari (दरि) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.52.14, I.57) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dari) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Darī (दरी) refers to a “cave” according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains [viz., Darī], jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

darī : (f.) a cleavage; cleft; cavern.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Darī, (f.) (Sk. darī to dṛṇāti to cleave, split, tear, rend, caus. darayati *der=Gr. dέrw to skin, dέrma, dorά skin); Lith. dirù (id.) Goth. ga-taíran=Ags. teran (tear) =Ohg. zeran (Ger. zerren). To this the variant (r: l) *del in dalati, dala, etc. See also daddara, daddu, dara, avadīyati, ādiṇṇa, uddīyati, purindada (=puraṃ-dara)) a cleavage, cleft; a hole, cave, cavern J.I, 18 (v. 106), 462 (mūsikā° mouse-hole); II, 418 (=maṇiguhā); SnA 500 (=padara).

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

darī (दरी).—f (Dim. of darā q.v.) A chasm or cleft amongst hills; a gully, or a dingle or glen.

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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

Dari (दरि) or Darī (दरी).—f. A cave, cavern, valley; दरीगृह (darīgṛha) Ku.1. 1; एका भार्या सुन्दरी वा दरी वा (ekā bhāryā sundarī vā darī vā) Bh.3.12.

Derivable forms: dariḥ (दरिः).

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Dāri (दारि).—f. Tearing, cutting.

Derivable forms: dāriḥ (दारिः).

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Dārī (दारी).—

1) A cleft.

2) A kind of disease.

3) A chap.

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

Dari (दरि).—f.

(-riḥ) A cave: see dara. E. dṝ to divide, in aff.

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Dāri (दारि).—f.

(-riḥ) Cutting, tearing, dividing. E. dṝ to tear, affixes ṇic and in .

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

Darī (दरी).—see dara.

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Dārī (दारी).—i. e. dṛ + a + ī, f. A chap, [Suśruta] 1, 294, 20.

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

Dari (दरि).—[adjective] = dara (—°); [masculine] [Name] of a serpent-demon.

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Dāri (दारि).—[adjective] bursting, tearing (—°).

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

1) Darī (दरी):—[from dara] a f. a hole in the ground, cave, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Harivaṃśa; Kumāra-sambhava] etc.

2) Dari (दरि):—[from dara] mfn. ‘splitting, opening’ See go-

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Nāga, [Mahābhārata i, 2157]

4) [v.s. ...] f. metrically for , [vii, 8409].

5) Darī (दरी):—[from dara] b f. of ra.

6) Dārī (दारी):—[from dāra] f. idem, [Suśruta]

7) Dāri (दारि):—[from dāra] mfn. splitting, tearing asunder (cf. veṇu-).

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

1) Dari (दरि):—(riḥ) 2. f. A cave.

2) Dāri (दारि):—(riḥ) 2. f. A cutting.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Dari (दरि):—(von 1. dar)

1) adj. viell. spaltend, eröffnend; s. godari . —

2) m. Nomen proprium eines Nāga [Mahābhārata 1, 2157.] —

3) f. Höhle s. u. dara .

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Dāri (दारि):—(von 1. dar) wohl adj. bersten machend, spaltend im Nomen proprium veṇudāri. dāri f. = vidāraka [ŚABDĀRTHAKALPATARU im Śabdakalpadruma] das Spalten, Zertheilen [Wilson’s Wörterbuch]

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Dārī (दारी):—(wie eben) f. Riss, Schrunde: vāyuḥ pādayoḥ kurute dārīṃ sarujāṃ talamāśritām [Suśruta 1, 294, 20.] pāda [2, 119, 4. 360, 10.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Dari (दरि):——

1) Adj. spaltend , eröffnend in godari. —

2) m. Nomen proprium eines Schlangendämons. —

3) f. metrisch für darī Höhle.

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Dāri (दारि):——

1) Adj. bersten machend , zerspaltend in veṇu. —

2) *f. = vidāraka.

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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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