Shra, aka: Śra, Śrā; 3 Definition(s)


Shra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 terms Śra and Śrā can be transliterated into English as Sra or Shra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śra (श्र).—4 P. (śrāmyati, śrānta)

1) To exert oneself, take pains, toil, labour.

2) To perform austerities, mortify the body (by act of penance); कियच्चिरं श्राम्यसि गौरि (kiyacciraṃ śrāmyasi gauri) Ku.5.5.

3) To be wearied or fatigued, be exhausted; रतिश्रान्ता शेते रजनिरमणी गाढमुरसि (ratiśrāntā śete rajaniramaṇī gāḍhamurasi) K. P.1; Śi.14.38; Bk.14.11.

4) To be afflicted or distressed; यो वृन्दानि त्वरयति पथि श्राम्यतां प्रोषितानाम् (yo vṛndāni tvarayati pathi śrāmyatāṃ proṣitānām) Me.11. -Caus. (śra-śrā- mayati-te) To cause to be fatigued &c.

2) To overcome, conquer, subdue.

Derivable forms: śram (श्रम्).

--- OR ---

Śrā (श्रा).—2 P. (śrāti, śrāṇa or śrāta; -Caus. śrapayati-te)

1) To cook, boil, dress, mature, ripen.

2) To sweat or cause to sweat, heat.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śrā (श्रा).—r. 2nd cl. (śrāti) 1. To boil, to cook, to mature, to ripen, &c. 2. To sweat. Causal from, (śrapayati te) To render mature or ripe by cooking, &c. (śrāpayati) To heat, to cause to sweat.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of shra or sra in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 45 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Śrāddha (श्राद्ध) refers to one of the seven Pākasaṃsthās or Pākayajñas (groups of seven sacrif...
Miśra (मिश्र) or Miśrapūjā refers to a classification of pūjā (ritualistic worship) according t...
Kaṭhina (कठिन).—mfn. (-naḥ-nā-naṃ) 1. Hard, solid. 2. Unkind, severe. 3. Paralysed, rendered st...
Caturasra (चतुरस्र).—mfn. (-sraḥ-srā-sraṃ) Four cornered, quadrangular. n. (-sraṃ) A square. E....
Tamisra (तमिस्र).—m. (-sraḥ) The dark half of the month, from the full to the change. f. (-srā)...
Śramaṇa (श्रमण).—mfn. (-ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) 1. Following a low or degraded business or profession. 2. B...
Sāśra (साश्र).—f. (-śrā) 1. Having angles or corners. 2. Tearful, weeping. See sāsra .--- OR --...
Śreṣṭha (श्रेष्ठ).—mfn. (-ṣṭhaḥ-ṣṭhā-ṣṭhaṃ) 1. Best, excellent, most excellent, pre-eminent. 2....
Ahiṃsra (अहिंस्र).—mfn. (-sraḥ-srā-sraṃ) Innocuous, innocent, harmless. f. (-srā) The name of a...
Pitṛpakṣa (पितृपक्ष).—m. (-kṣaḥ) 1. The paternal side. 2. The second half of the month of Bhadr...
Pitṛgaṇa (पितृगण) refers to the “manes”, that came into existence from the drops of sweat from ...
Sāhasra (साहस्र).—(in Sanskrit as general adj.; compare Pali sahassa, adj., ep. of a lokadhātu ...
Śrāmaṇera (श्रामणेर).—m. (-raḥ) A follower or disciple and servant of the principal Jainas or J...
Āsīyati (आसीयति).—Mv iii.86.3 (verse), apparently 3 sg. pass. of ās, impersonal, it is sat, one...
Usra (उस्र).—m. (-sraḥ) 1. A bull. 2. A ray of light. f. (-srā) 1. A cow. 2. A plant, (Antheric...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: