Kari, Kārī, Kāri: 12 definitions


Kari means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kari : (aor. of karoti) did; acted; made; built. || karī (m.), an elephant. kārī (m.), doer. (Mostly in cpds. such as sātāccakārī).

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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

karī (करी).—m (karīṇa fem. karaṇēṃ To do.) An affix to nouns implying I. The possessor, master, lord, or rightful person. Ex. paikēkarī A monied man; gharakarī The master of the house; mānakarī The person entitled to receive the honors. 2 The inhabitant, or the person belonging to. Ex. gāṃva- karī A man of the village. 3 The dealer in; the worker, laborer, occupant in, by way of subsistence. Ex. kāpaḍakarī, bhāḍēkarī, śētakarī, bhikṣē- karī. 4 The bearer or carrier, as iṭēkarī; or practiser of, as paṭṭēkarī; the mere performer, as yātrēkarī, mārēkarī. karī has other senses, of which the explanations will appear under the respective leading words. These are given here because they are the most frequent; and because the words to which karī thus significant is affixed, being too numerous for insertion, are omitted. karī however may not be employed so arbitrarily as vālā: hence the admission of so many of the formations with it. 5 An adjective form of kara (the affix to the names of towns) expressing Relation, as puṇēkarī Belonging to, like &c., the people of Poona.

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karī (करी).—m (S Having a hand.) An elephant.

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kārī (कारी).—a (S) That does, performs, makes. Used freely in comp. as kaphakārī, pittakārī, vātakārī, kṣayakārī, vṛddhikārī, guṇakārī. This affix, like kāraka q. v., forms classical and serviceable adjectives ad libitum.

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kārī (कारी).—f Any kind of pitch used in paying ships or boats.

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

karī (करी).—m An elephant. An affix to nouns implying the master; the dealer in; the bearer, etc.

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kārī (कारी).—a That makes, performs.

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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

Kāri (कारि).—f. Action, act, work; यां कारिं राजपुत्रोऽयमनुतिष्ठति (yāṃ kāriṃ rājaputro'yamanutiṣṭhati) ... Bk.7.75. -m. An artist, a mechanic.

Derivable forms: kāriḥ (कारिः).

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

Kāri (कारि).—mfn. (-riḥ-riḥ-ri) An artist, an artificer. f.

(-riḥ) Action, act, agency. E. kṛñ to do, and in Unadi aff.

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

1) Kari (करि):—[from kara] 1. kari mfn. (ifc.) causing, accomplishing (cf. śakṛt-k)

2) [v.s. ...] m. the hand, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] 2. kari (in [compound] for karin [column]3).

4) a etc. See p. 254, col. 2.

5) Kārī (कारी):—[from kāra] f. Name of a plant (= kārikā, kāryā etc.), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) Kāri (कारि):—[from kāra] 1. kāri mf. an artist, artificer, mechanic, [Pāṇini 4-1, 152]

7) [v.s. ...] f. action, act, work (only used in questions), [Pāṇini 3-3, 110.]

8) [from kāra] 2. kāri mfn. raising hymns of praise, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā xxx, 6 and 20.]

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

Kāri (कारि):—(riḥ) 2. f. Action; artist.

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Kari 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kārī (कारी):——a suffix denoting performance of an act or a doer, e.g. [kalyāṇakārī].

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Kari (करि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Karin.

2) Kāri (कारि) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kārin.

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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

Kari (ಕರಿ):—

1) [verb] to be charred; to be reduced to charcoal from burning.

2) [verb] to heat something in a pan or directly in fire.

3) [verb] to cook in a pan in hot oil.

4) [verb] (fig.) to undergo sever pain or affliction.

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Kari (ಕರಿ):—

1) [adjective] intensely dark in colour; opposite to white; of the color of coal or pitch; black.

2) [adjective] ಕರಿಕುತ್ರಿ [karikutri] kari kutri (dial.) (derog.) a person of very dark complexion.

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Kari (ಕರಿ):—

1) [noun] the state of being charred or reduced to charcoal from burning.

2) [noun] that which is burnt competely or reduced to charcoal.

3) [noun] the black colour.

4) [noun] religious defilement.

5) [noun] the day following the day of eclipse, solstice or new moon-day.

6) [noun] a plant disease.

7) [noun] the cobweb holding dust and has turned black.

8) [noun] a black substance consisting chiefly of carbon particles formed by the incomplete combustion of burning matter; soot.

9) [noun] ಕರಿಯಾಗು [kariyagu] kariyāgu to be scorched; to be charred; ಕರಿಕರಿಯಾಗು [karikariyagu] karikariyāgu to be reduced completely to charcoal by burning;ಕರಿಯ [kariya](ನ್ನು [nnu]) ಹರಿ [hari] karaya(nnu) hari to drive the bullocks fast on the day following the day of eclipse, solstice, etc. to clear the religious defilement of the previous day.

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Kari (ಕರಿ):—[noun] a kind of herb.

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Kari (ಕರಿ):—

1) [noun] the animal that has a trunk; an elephant.

2) [noun] a symbol for the number eight; 8.

3) [noun] a mirror (of glass) or a smooth metal surface reflecting the image.

4) [noun] the lotus flower.

5) [noun] the musk, a kind of perfume, obtained from the glands of musk-deer.

6) [noun] a serpant.

7) [noun] the bird swan.

8) [noun] fame; renown; favourable reputation.

9) [noun] a mountain.

10) [noun] lustre; effulgence; brightness.

11) [noun] a horse.

12) [noun] Viṣṇu.

13) [noun] (pros.) a kind of alliteration in which the first vowel of each line is long, and the consonant following it recurs at corresponding place of all the lines in a stanza.

14) [noun] the tree Maba nigrescens of Ebenaceae family.

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Kaṟi (ಕಱಿ):—[noun] = ಕಱೆ [kare]2.

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Kāri (ಕಾರಿ):—[noun] a black coloured ox.

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Kāri (ಕಾರಿ):—

1) [noun] a piece or tract of land that is rich in salt or salts; a brackish land.

2) [noun] a part of a sea or lake, indenting the shoreline; wide inlet not so large as a gulf.

3) [noun] a shallow place in a stream, river, etc., where one can cross by wading, by riding on horseback, etc.; a ford.

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Kāri (ಕಾರಿ):—[noun] any of a family (Picidae) of piciform birds distinguished by stiff tail feathers used for support, a strong, pointed, chisel-shaped bill used for drilling holes in bark to get insects, and a long, protrusile tongue with a spearlike tip; a woodpecker.

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Kāri (ಕಾರಿ):—

1) [noun] an act of making, doing, causing, etc.

2) [noun] a man who makes, creates, as an artist, mechanic, actor, etc.

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Kāri (ಕಾರಿ):—[noun] the tree Clerodendrum viscosum (= C. infortunatum) of Verbenaceae family.

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Kāri (ಕಾರಿ):—[noun] (dial.) the nest of a crow.

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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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