Shrimanta, Śrīmanta, Shrimamta: 6 definitions


Shrimanta 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 Śrīmanta can be transliterated into English as Srimanta or Shrimanta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Shrimanta in Mahayana glossary
Source: Bulletin of the French School of the Far East (volume 5)

Śrīmanta (श्रीमन्त) [?] (in Chinese: Che-li-man-to) is the name of an ancient kingdom associated with Rohiṇī or Rohiṇīnakṣatra, as mentioned in chapter 18 of the Candragarbha: the 55th section of the Mahāsaṃnipāta-sūtra, a large compilation of Sūtras (texts) in Mahāyāna Buddhism partly available in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese.—Chapter 18 deals with geographical astrology and, in conversation with Brahmarāja and others, Buddha explains how he entrusts the Nakṣatras [e.g., Rohiṇī] with a group of kingdoms [e.g., Śrīmanta] for the sake of protection and prosperity.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shrimanta in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śrīmanta (श्रीमंत).—a (śrī & manta Affix.) Of fortune and illustrious station; that possesses wealth and greatness; opulent, honorable, noble. Ex. śrīmantāñcē gharīṃ jāṇa || pakvānāñcī kāyasī vāṇa ||. Pr. śrīmantānēṃ gū khāllā tara auṣadhāsāṭhīṃ garibānēṃ khāllā tara pōṭāsāṭhīṃ For every act of a great man, howsoever extravagant, a vindication or an excuse is sure to be found. 2 Rich, flourishing, opulent;--as a merchant or trader.

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

śrīmanta (श्रीमंत).—a Rich; opulent.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shrimanta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Śrīmanta (श्रीमन्त).—(nom. °taḥ, MIndic for Śrīmant), name of a mountain: Mahā-Māyūrī 253.31. Cf. prec.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śrīmanta (श्रीमन्त):—[=śrī-manta] [from śrī] mfn. (mc.) = -mat, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shrimanta in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śrīmaṃta (ಶ್ರೀಮಂತ):—[noun] a ceremony observed in which the hair of a woman who is pregnant for the first time, is parted on each side of her head, as to make a parting line straight and apparent, which is supposed to bring her goodluck.

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Śrīmaṃta (ಶ್ರೀಮಂತ):—

1) [noun] the condition of being wealthy; richness; wealthiness.

2) [noun] a rich, wealthy man.

3) [noun] the condition or state of having an abundance of good constituents or qualities; richness.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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