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Nari, aka: Nārī, Nāri; 7 Definition(s)


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

In Hinduism


Nārī (नारी).—A daughter of Meru and queen of Kuru.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 2. 23.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana IndexPurāṇa book cover
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

One of the palaces occupied by Tissa Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.xviii.17; BuA (188) calls it Narisa.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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).


nārī : (f.) a woman.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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). Combd with nara as naranārī, male & female (angels), e.g. Vv 538; Pv. II, 112 (see nara). (Page 350)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English DictionaryPali book cover
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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.

In Jainism

General definition (in 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: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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