Kari, Kārī, Kāri: 10 definitions



Kari 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.

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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.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Kari (करि):—(von 1. kar) hervorbringend, machend in den compp. śakṛtkari und stambakari [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 3, 2, 24.]

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Kāri (कारि):—1. (von 1. kar)

1) m. f. Handarbeiter, Handwerker [Die Uṇādi-Affixe 4, 130.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 2, 401] (wohl śilpī zu lesen). [Medinīkoṣa Rāmāyaṇa 15.] [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 1, 152] (vielleicht kārin, nach dem Schol. kāri). —

2) f. Werk, Arbeit [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] Nach [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 3, 3, 110] und [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 26, 195] bloss bei Fragen und Antworten: kāṃ kārimakārṣīḥ . sarvāṃ kārimakārṣam [Scholiast]

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Kāri (कारि):—2. adj. nach [Mahīdhara] = karaṇaśīla, eher jubelnd (von 2. kar): hasāya.kārim [Vājasaneyisaṃhitā 30, 6. 20.]

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

Kari (करि):——

1) Adj. machend u.s.w. in śakṛtkari und stamba. —

2) *m. Hand [Galano's Wörterbuch]

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Karī (करी):—Adv. mit kar Etwas als Tribut darbringen.

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Kāri (कारि):—1. —

1) m. f. Handarbeiter , Handwerker , Handwerkerin.

2) f. Werk , Arbeit. Bloss bei Fragen und Antworten.

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Kāri (कारि):—2. Adj. wohl jubelnd. Nach [Mahīdhara] = karaṇaśīla.

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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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