Seri, aka: Serī, Sheri; 4 Definition(s)


Seri means something in Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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.

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).

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India history and geogprahy

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.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śērī (शेरी).—f A narrow lane.

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