Lri, Lṛ: 3 definitions



Lri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Lṛ can be transliterated into English as Lr or Lri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Lṛ (लृ).—Common term for the affixes लृट् (lṛṭ) (second Future) and लृङ् (lṛṅ) (conditional), the remnant being लृ (lṛ) after the mute consonants ङ् () and ट् () have been dropped.

context information

Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lṛ (लृ).—ind.

1) The earth.

2) A mountain.

3) The mother of the gods.

4) The female nature.

5) A mystical letter. (N. B. No Sanskrit word begins with lṛ or , except some of the technical names of Pāṇini for tenses and moods; e. g. lṛṅ and lṛṭ). cf. also लृर्म्लेच्छोऽ (lṛrmleccho')

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

Lṛ (लृ):—(in gram.) Name of the terminations of the Conditional Mood or Name of that Mood itself.

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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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