Nari, Nārī, Nāri: 27 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Nārī (नारी) refers to “women”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.9.—Accordingly, as Menā said to Himācala (Himavat):—“As but is natural to women [i.e., nārī-svabhāvata], the words of the sage have not been understood by me well. (I think it is better) that you perform the marriage of our daughter with a handsome bridegroom. Let the bridegroom of Pārvatī be born of a good family endowed with good characteristic signs. In every respect that marriage will yield an unprecedented happiness. Obeisance to you. Do everything necessary to make our daughter, as beloved to us as our own lives, very happy and delighted after being united with a good bridegroom”.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Nārī (नारी).—A daughter of Meru. She and her sisters were married by the following sons of Agnīdhra, i.e. Nābhi, Kimpuruṣa, Hari, Ilāvṛta, Ramyaka, Hiraṇmaya, Kuru, Bhadrāśva and Ketumāla. (Bhāgavata, 5th Skandha).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Nārī (नारी).—A daughter of Meru and queen of Kuru.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 2. 23.
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.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira
Narī (नरी) refers to a “maiden”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 12), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “I shall now expound about the movements of the Seven Ṛṣis (Saptarṣi), through whom the northern region shines as though bedecked with a pearl necklace, like a maiden with a smiling countenance wearing a garland of white lotuses. Or by the direction of her lord—the Pole-Star (Seven Ṛṣis), the northern maiden (quarter) appears to dance round [i.e., narī-nartī] as the Seven Ṛṣis move in their course. I begin to treat of these stars adopting the views of Vṛddha Garga”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)
Nārī (नारी) refers to “women (on earth)”, according to Sāhib Kaul’s Śārikāstrotra.—Accordingly, “[...] He who remembers your next syllable, which is īśa with abja, vahni, and padma, is remembered by goddesses in heaven, Nāga maidens in the netherworld, and women (nārī) on earth confused by the arrows of Kāma. One of pure mind who recites with complete devotion the lakṣmī-syllable, which is difficult for bad people to obtain, him the goddess of good fortune will always be eager to see, and although unsteady (by nature) she will remain at his doorstep out of devotion. [...]”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions
Nārī (नारी) (Cf. Strī) refers to “women”, according to the 13th-century Matsyendrasaṃhitā: a Kubjikā-Tripurā oriented Tantric Yoga text of the Ṣaḍanvayaśāmbhava tradition from South India.—Accordingly, “Contempt [for these] will make him fall immediately here in this world and in the other world, O Pārvatī. He should not follow the path of the paśus [i.e. that of the uninitiated] and he should not long for the leftover of paśus. He should strive for an encounter with the Yoginīs. He should not have sex with uninitiated women. He should not give leftovers to the uninitiated. He should never abuse women (nārī). [...]”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
One of the palaces occupied by Tissa Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.xviii.17; BuA (188) calls it Narisa.
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).
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala
Nārī (नारी) is the name of a Ḍākinī who, together with the Vīra (hero) named Nāracakravartin forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Kāyacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the kāyacakra refers to one of the three divisions of the nirmāṇa-puṭa (emanation layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs [viz., Nārī] and Vīras are body-word-mind-color (mixture of white, red, and black); they each have one face and four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
Nārī (नारी) is the name of a river mentioned as flowing through Ramyaka together with the Narakāntā river. Ramyaka is one of the seven regions (kṣetra) of Jambūdvīpa according to Jaina cosmology. Jambūdvīpa sits at the centre of madhyaloka (‘middle world’) is the most important of all continents and it is here where human beings reside.Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 3: The Lower and middle worlds
Nārī (नारी) is the name of a river that, coupled with the Narakāntā river, separates the Ramyaka region. Ramyaka refers to one of the regions of Jambūdvīpa: the first continent of the Madhya-loka (middle-word), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 3.10. The Nārī river flows eastwards. The Nārī and Narakāntā rivers and have 56000 tributaries.
Jambūdvīpa (where flows the Nārī river) is in the centre of all continents and oceans; all continents and oceans are concentric circles with Jambūdvīpa in the centre. Like the navel is in the centre of the body, Jambūdvīpa is in the centre of all continents and oceans. Sumeru Mount is in the centre of Jambūdvīpa. It is also called Mount Sudarśana.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Biology (plants and animals)Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)
1) Nari in India is the name of a plant defined with Ipomoea aquatica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Convolvulus reptans L. (among others).
2) Nari is also identified with Mikania cordata It has the synonym Eupatorium cordatum Burm.f. (etc.).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Flora Indica (1768)
· Cytologia (1992)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Contributions from the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (1934)
· Investigatio et Studium Naturae (1992)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1984)
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Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
nārī : (f.) a woman.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Nārī, (f.) (Sk. nārī to nara man, orig. “the one belonging to the man”) woman, wife, female Sn. 301, 836; Dh. 284; J. I, 60; III, 395; IV, 396 (°gaṇa); Vv 61, 4416; Pv. I, 91 (=itthi PvA. 44). pl. nariyo (Sn. 299, 304, 703), & nāriyo (Sn. 703 v. l. BB; Pv. II, 952). combined with nara as naranārī, male & female (angels), e.g. Vv 538; Pv. II, 112 (see nara). (Page 350)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
narī (नरी).—f ( H) Goatskin dressed (for shoes &c.)
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narī (नरी).—f S A woman.
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nārī (नारी).—f (S) A woman or female.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
narī (नरी).—f Goatskin dressed (for shoes &c.)
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narī (नरी).—f A woman.
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nārī (नारी).—f A woman or female.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Narī (नरी).—A woman; नम्या नरीभिरमरीव हि सा विरेजे (namyā narībhiramarīva hi sā vireje) Bv.3.16.
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Nārī (नारी).—[nṝ-nara-vā jātau ṅīṣ ni°]
1) A woman; अर्थतः पुरुषो नारी या नारी सार्थतः पुमान् (arthataḥ puruṣo nārī yā nārī sārthataḥ pumān) Mṛcchakaṭika 3.27.
2) Any female or feminine object.
3) Sacrifice.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nārī (नारी).—f. (-rī) 1. A woman in general, a female. 2. A species of the Madhya metre. E. nara a man, añ and ṅīp affs. or nṛ + nara + vā jātau ṅīṣ nipātane .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nārī (नारी).—see nāra.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nāri (नारि).—[feminine] = nārī.
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Nārī (नारी).—v. nāra.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Narī (नरी):—[from nara] a f. a woman (= nārī), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [from nara] b in [compound] for ra.
3) Nārī (नारी):—[from nāra] a f. See nārī
4) Nāri (नारि):—[from nāra] f. = nārī below.
5) Nārī (नारी):—[from nāra] b f. (of ra q.v.) a woman, a wife (in older language also nāri), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.
6) [v.s. ...] a female or any object regarded as feminine, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-āraṇyaka]
7) [v.s. ...] sacrifice, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska]
8) [v.s. ...] Name of a daughter of Meru, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
9) [v.s. ...] of 2 kinds of metre, [Colebrooke]
10) c f. See above.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nārī (नारी):—(rī) 3. f. A woman in general.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Nārī (नारी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇārī.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Nārī (नारी):—(nf) a woman; (a) female; -[upāsanā] geneolatory; —[dveṣa] misogymy.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Ṇārī (णारी) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Nārī.
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) [noun] the wild dog Canis aureus, (smaller than the wolf), which often hunt prey in pack at night and eat carrion and cretin plants, believed to be sly; jackal.
2) [noun] the large, fierce Asian cat, Panthera tigris, having a tawny coat striped with black; a tiger.
3) [noun] a subtly deceitful, cunning person.
4) [noun] ನರಿಕೂಗು ಗಗನ ಮುಟ್ಟೀತೆ [narikugu gagana muttite]? nari kūgu gagana muṭṭīte? (prov.) the voice of poor and underprivileged, is never heard in the society; ನರಿಯ ಬುದ್ಧಿ [nariya buddhi] nariya buddhi craftiness; slyness; cunningness; ನರಿ ಮುಖ ನೋಡಿರು [nari mukha nodiru] nari mukha nōḍiru (fig.) to be very fortunate.
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1) [noun] the string of a bow.
2) [noun] the fibrous web at the bottom of a coconut leaf-stalk.
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1) [noun] an adult human being; a woman.
2) [noun] ಒಲಿದರೆ ನಾರಿ, ಮುನಿದರೆ ಮಾರಿ [olidare nari, munidare mari] olidare nāri, munidare māri she who bestows favour when friendly, can annihilate when enraged.
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Nāri (ನಾರಿ):—[noun] he who is foe-less; a man having no enemy.
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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Full-text (+200): Kulanari, Nariprasanga, Narishtha, Nariyana, Nishantanari, Kridanari, Narika, Naridushana, Narishta, Narimaya, Varanari, Nara, Narikavaca, Taramgaka, Nakanari, Narishthahoma, Puranari, Divyanari, Matsyanari, Ardhanarisha.
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Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 3.20 - The rivers dividing the regions < [Chapter 3 - The Lower World and the Middle World]
Verse 3.22 - The direction of the remaining rivers < [Chapter 3 - The Lower World and the Middle World]
Verse 3.23 - The tributaries of the rivers < [Chapter 3 - The Lower World and the Middle World]
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 4.11.10 < [Chapter 11 - The Story of the Gopīs that were Residents of...]
Verse 4.19.49 < [Chapter 19 - A Thousand Names of Srī Yamunā]
Verse 4.19.24 < [Chapter 19 - A Thousand Names of Srī Yamunā]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 8.77.8 < [Sukta 77]
Rig Veda 1.85.9 < [Sukta 85]
Rig Veda 10.86.10 < [Sukta 86]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 2.12.10 < [Chapter 12 - The Glories of Nityānanda]
Verse 1.3.13 < [Chapter 3 - Calculation of the Lord’s Horoscope]
Verse 2.23.454 < [Chapter 23 - Wandering about Navadvīpa On the Day the Lord Delivered the Kazi]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)