Shari, aka: Sari, Śāri, Sāri, Sārī; 10 Definition(s)


Shari means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Śāri can be transliterated into English as Sari or Shari, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Mother of Śāriputra, but it also represents a particular bird's name (sanskrit 'the śārī birds').

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Sārī (सारी).—Traditional Indian dress worn by Hindu women-six yards long as a rule; Vedic women’s dress.

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

A brahminee, mother of Sariputta (1) (q.v.). Her full name was Rupasari.

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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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Śāri (शारि) is the daughter of Māṭhara: a Brāhmin from Rājagṛha according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XVI). Accordingly, “Because this man [Māṭhara] was very skillful in debate, the king had given him as a privilege a large village situated not far from the capital. This Māṭhara married and his wife bore a daughter; because the eyes of this young girl resembled those of the Chö li (śāri, the heron) bird, she was called Śāri; later the mother bore a son whose knee-bones were very big, and for that reason he was called Kiu hi lo (Kauṣṭhila). After this Brāhmin married, he was busy raising his son and daughter; he forgot all the holy books he had studied and he did not put his mind to acquiring new knowledge”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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sari : (aor. of sarati) remembered; moved along. || sārī (adj.), (in cpds.) wandering; following.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Sari, according to Payogasiddhi=sarisa (sadisa) cp. sarīvaṇṇa J. II, 439 (=samāna-vaṇṇa, C.). (Page 698)

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Sāri, (cp. *Sk. śāri) chessman DA. I, 85. (Page 706)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

śārī (शारी).—f A small kind of sāmatā or auger.

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sarī (सरी).—f (sara) A wire (of whatever metal). 2 An ornament for the neck of females, consisting of a chain of twisted (gold or silver) wire. Pr. gaḷāṃ nāhīṃ sarī sukhī nidrā karī; Pr. kōṇhīṃ ghātalī sarī kōṇhīṃ ghātalī dōrī (paṇa gaḷaphāsa basēla). 3 A narrow shred or slip off from a bamboo &c. 4 A water-channel (as in a garden-bed along a row of plants): also the line occupied by such a row, a row. 5 A line of loose texture from the turning aside of the threads. 6 The line along the top of a wall. 7 The laga or connecting beam of postheads (as along a veranda). 8 A ring of earth pressed around the mouth of a handmill (to add weight to the upper leaf). The ring is sometimes of stone. Called also mātīcā pēṇḍa & dagaḍācā pēṇḍa. 9 A clavicle or collar-bone. 10 An interior or subdividing ridge of a vāphā or garden-bed. 11 Equaling or rivaling; asserting or exhibiting equality with. Usually neg. con. v g. of s.

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sāri (सारि).—m S A man at chess, backgammon, draughts &c.

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sārī (सारी).—f S (Commonly sārikā) A bird, Turdus salica. Buch.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sarī (सरी).—f A wire. A water-channel. Equal- ling. A neck-ornament.

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śāri (शारि).—1 A chessman, a piece at chess &c; सुवर्णशारीः कपटेन भानां विहायसि द्यूतपडे वतत्य (suvarṇaśārīḥ kapaṭena bhānāṃ vihāyasi dyūtapaḍe vatatya) Rām. ch.6.41.

2) A small round ball.

3) A kind of die.

-riḥ f.

1) The bird called Sārikā.

2) Fraud, trick.

3) An elephant's housings or armour; शारिमशकदधिरोपयितुम् (śārimaśakadadhiropayitum) Śi.15.77.

Derivable forms: śāriḥ (शारिः).

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Śārī (शारी).—

1) A kind of bird.

2) Ved. An arrow.

3) Kuśa grass.

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Sari (सरि).—f.

1) A spring, fountain.

2) A cascade (m.).

3) A quarter of the compass.

Derivable forms: sariḥ (सरिः).

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Sāri (सारि) or Sārī (सारी).—f.

1) A man at chess, chessman.

2) A kind of bird.

Derivable forms: sāriḥ (सारिः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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