Shrona, Śroṇā, Śroṇa: 11 definitions


Shrona means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Śroṇā and Śroṇa can be transliterated into English as Srona or Shrona, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Śroṇā (श्रोणा, ‘lame’) or Śravaṇa (‘ear’) denotes the bright star α Aquilæ with β below and υ above it. Weber very needlessly thinks that the name Śravaṇa suggested two ears and the head between.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Bulletin of the French School of the Far East (volume 5)

Śroṇa (श्रोण) (in Chinese: Chou-lou-na) refers to one of the fifty-five kingdoms enumerated in chapter 17 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.—In the Candragarbhasūtra, the Bhagavat invites all classes of Gods and Deities to protect the Law [dharma?] and the faithful in their respective districts.—In Śroṇa, the following deities are appointed (among others): The Gandharva Supārśva; the Kinnara Śvetavarṇa; the Yakṣa Che-pien; the Kumbhāṇḍa Mahādhana; the Goddess Maṇiphalā.

Śroṇa (श्रोण) (in Chinese: Chou-lou-na) is the name of an ancient kingdom associated with Kṛttikā or Kṛttikānakṣatra, as mentioned in chapter 18.

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context information

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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śroṇa (श्रोण).—a. Crippled, lame.

-ṇaḥ A kind of disease.

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Śroṇā (श्रोणा).—

1) Rice-gruel.

2) The constellation Śravaṇa; Bhāgavata 7.14.23.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Śroṇa (श्रोण).—or Śroṇaka (= Pali Soṇaka, Son°), name of a chaplain's son, friend of Arindama (according to Mahāvastu former incarnation of Śākyamuni; Pali, Jātaka (Pali) 529, makes him a Paccekabuddha): Mahāvastu iii.450.6 ff. (Śroṇa 450.6, 12; °ka 15 etc.).

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

Śroṇa (श्रोण).—mfn.

(-ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) Dressed, cooked, matured. m.

(-ṇaḥ) A cripple. f.

(-ṇā) 1. The constellation Shravana. 2. Rice-gruel. E. śroṇ to heap together, aff. ac; or śṝ to injure, Unadi aff. na .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śroṇa (श्रोण).—adj. Lame, Chr. 296, 8 = [Rigveda.] i. 112, 8.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śroṇa (श्रोण).—[adjective] lame.

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

1) Śroṇa (श्रोण):—mf(ā)n. (= 2. śravaṇa) lame, limping, a cripple, [Ṛg-veda]

2) cooked, dressed, matured ([probably] [wrong reading] for śrāṇa), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) m. (mc.) and f(ā). the constellation Śravaṇā, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Kāṭhaka; Baudhāyana-dharma-śāstra; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) Śroṇā (श्रोणा):—[from śroṇa] f. rice-gruel (cf. śrāṇā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Śroṇa (श्रोण):—(ṛ) śroṇati 1. a. To accumulate.

2) (ṇaḥ) 1. m. A cripple. 1. f. The constellation Shravanā; rice gruel. a. Cooked; matured.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shrona in German

context information

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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śrōṇa (ಶ್ರೋಣ):—[adjective] cooked; baked.

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Śrōṇa (ಶ್ರೋಣ):—[noun] a crippled, disabled man.

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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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