Hiri, Hirī: 12 definitions
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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
A Yakkha chieftain to be invoked in time of need by followers of the Buddha. D.iii.205; DA.iii.970.Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama
Part of the Sobhana Cetasikas. Hiri hinders citta not to do bad things as doing so probably will face with disgraceful situations. In the presence of hiri, as it reminds to consider the consequences of the actions, citta will not do bad things due to this inhibition. It always arises with its friend ottappa cetasika as a companion.
Together with ottappa, these two cetasikas guard the world in the favourable social conditions. Men and women are attracted to each other and this finally leads to sex. But hiri and ottappa hinder unnecessary events. These two cetasikas are called lokapala dhamma. They work not only in avoiding sex matter in inappropriate relationship but also in avoiding all akusala dhamma.Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
hiri : (f.) shyness; sense of shame.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Hiri, & hirī (f.) (cp. Vedic hrī) sense of shame, bashfulness, shyness S.I, 33; D.III, 212; A.I, 51, 95; III, 4 sq., 331, 352; IV, 11, 29; Sn.77, 253, 719; Pug.71; Pv IV.73; J.I, 129, 207; Nett 50, 82; Vism.8. explained Pug.23 sq.; is one of the cāga-dhana’s: see cāga (cp. Jtm 311).—Often contrasted to & combined with ottappa (cp. below) fear of sin: A.I, 51; D.III, 284; S.II, 206; It.36; Nett 39; their difference is explained at Vism.464 (“kāya-duccarit’ādīhi hiriyatī ti hiri; lajjāy’etaṃ adhivacanaṃ; tehi yeva ottappatī ti ottappaṃ; pāpato ubbegass’etaṃ adhivacanaṃ”); J.I, 129 sq.; DhsA.124.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Hiri (हिरि).—(= Pali id.), name of a yaksa leader: Mahā-Māyūrī 235.25.
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Hirī (हिरी).—see Hrī.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hiri (हिरि).—(°—) = hari.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hiri (हिरि):—mfn. (= hari, ‘yellow, golden’) in the following words:Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Hiri (हिरि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Hiri.
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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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Hiri (हिरि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Hrī.
2) Hiri (हिरि) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Hiri.
3) Hirī (हिरी) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Hrī.
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [verb] to pluck in a very rough manner.
2) [verb] to draw (something forcibly) out.
3) [verb] to be destroyed, spoiled, broken up completely.
4) [verb] to cut; to severe.
5) [verb] to be split (lengthwise).
6) [verb] to rob or despoil (a person) by force; to take away something using force; to plunder.
7) [verb] (a mob, group of people joined together for a purpose) to disperse; to break up and scatter in different direction.
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Hiri (ಹಿರಿ):—[adjective] (usu. as a prefix making a compound word) big; large; vast; tall.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+70): Hirekanagilu, Hiri Jataka, Hiri Ottappa, Hiri Sutta, Hiria, Hiria, Hiribala, Hiribarasa, Hiribasale, Hiriberika, Hiribogi, Hiribovige, Hiricalle, Hiricalu, Hirichalle, Hiridevi, Hiridu, Hirihabbe, Hirihalla, Hirihavumekke.
Ends with (+114): Abhashiri, Abhiri, Abhyudgataprabhashiri, Ahiri, Akhiri, Anilavegashiri, Archishiri, Arcishiri, Asthiri, Avabhasarajaprabhaketushiri, Badhiri, Bahiri, Bhirabhiri, Camasikshiri, Chichiri, Chiri, Chorappathiri, Citrus jambhiri, Dahiri, Devashiri.
Full-text (+23): Hri, Ottappa, Hirimat, Harayati, Hirishmashru, Shame, Moral Dread, Hrirapatrapya, Hiriyati, Hirimasha, Hiriya, Hirishipra, Nishedha, Hiribala, Hirikopina, Hiri Sutta, Ahirika, Ajjhattasamutthana, Hirinisedha, Hirimana.
Search found 27 books and stories containing Hiri, Hirī; (plurals include: Hiris, Hirīs). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa) (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)
Factor 3-4 - Hiri and ottappa (moral shame and moral fear) < [Chapter 3 - On kusala cetasikas (wholesome mental factors)]
Factor 8 - Dosa (hatred) < [Chapter 2 - On akusala cetasikas (unwholesome mental factors)]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Notes (c): What are the characteristics of Morality? < [Chapter 6 - On Pāramitā]
Buddha attributes (3): Vijjācaraṇa sampanno < [Chapter 42 - The Dhamma Ratanā]
Part 4 - The Seven Factor of Non-decline of Bhikkhu < [Chapter 40 - The Buddha Declared the Seven Factors of Non-Decline for Rulers]
Cetasikas (by Nina van Gorkom)
Chapter 27 - Moral Shame And Fear Of Blame < [Part IV - Beautiful Cetasikas]
Appendix 8 - Appendix To Chapter 31 < [Appendix And Glossary]
Chapter 32 - The Three Abstinences < [Part IV - Beautiful Cetasikas]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 5.7.7 < [Sukta 7]
Rig Veda 6.29.6 < [Sukta 29]
Rig Veda 10.46.5 < [Sukta 46]
A Heart Released (by Phra Ajaan Mun Bhuridatta Thera)
Introduction to Dhammasangani (by U Ko Lay)