Seri, Serī, Sheri: 6 definitions


Seri means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, biology. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Seri in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Glossocardia bosvallia from the Asteraceae (Sunflower) family having the following synonyms: Verbesina bosvallia. For the possible medicinal usage of seri, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Seri in the Marathi language, ibid. previous identification.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A devaputta who visited the Buddha at Jetavana and held a conversation with him regarding the giving of food. He tells the Buddha that he was formerly a king, a great giver of gifts at the four gates of his capital. Then the women of the court wished also to give, and he allowed them to give at one gate; thus some of his own gifts came back to him. Then the nobles, the army, the brahmins and the householders wished to do the same, and he allowed them to distribute gifts, each class at one gate, and the result was that his gifts were not given at all. He then decreed that out of all his revenues one half should be given away from the source and only half sent to him (S.i.57f). Buddhaghosa adds (SA.i.90) that Seri was king of Sindhava and Sodhika, and that, at each gate, he gave away one thousand pieces daily.

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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).

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Seri.—(Chamba), same as ser; crown-land. Note: seri is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Sheri in South America is the name of a plant defined with Nicotiana tabacum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Nicotiana pilosa Dunal (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Nicotiana
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1978)
· Toxicants of Plant Origin.
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Chromosoma (1975)
· Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. (1912)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Sheri, for example pregnancy safety, extract dosage, health benefits, chemical composition, side effects, diet and recipes, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śērī (शेरी).—f A narrow lane; a pass between hedges or houses.

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śērī (शेरी).—f (śēra) A perquisite of about two sher per maund taken by the Kamavisdar or other officer from grain brought in payment of the revenue: also the grain which the officer, who supplies the aḍaśērī to the public servants, deducts as his perquisite. 2 or śērī jamīna f Garden-ground or arable land which has never been included within the bounds of any village, and which is held by the State: also land which may revert to the State, either by becoming forfeited or because originally purchased from the State for the purpose of planting trees. In some parts śērī is Land farmed by the proprietor; and, in Khot-villages, land cultivated for the Khot by the village-Ryots gratis.

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

śērī (शेरी).—f A narrow lane.

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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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