Shrota, Śrota, Srota: 14 definitions


Shrota means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Śrota can be transliterated into English as Srota or Shrota, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Śrota (श्रोत).—The Yakṣa presiding over the month, Nabha.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 11. 37.

2) Srota (स्रोत).—A Rākṣasa residing in the sun's chariot in the month of Nabha.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 10. 9.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śrōtā (श्रोता).—a (S -tā -trī -tṛ m f n) That hears; an auditor.

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

śrōtā (श्रोता).—a m trī f-tṛ n That hears; an auditor.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Srota (स्रोत).—A stream; see स्रोतस् (srotas).

Derivable forms: srotam (स्रोतम्).

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

Śrota (श्रोत).—m. or nt. (Sanskritization of MIndic sota, as in Pali, AMg., which historically represents Sanskrit śrotra; there is no Sanskrit śrotas, ear, which Weller 39 considers correct, except in the Lex. Trik.), ear; faculty of hearing: especially śrotam avadadhata Lalitavistara 409.10; (read) śrotam odhāya Mahāvastu i.10.8; avahita-śrotaḥ Lalitavistara 442.1—2 and °tā Mahāvastu i.158.3 (on these and Pali equivalents see avadadhati); cakṣur anityam adhruvaṃ tatha śrota (best mss. śrotra) ghrāṇaṃ (etc.) Lalitavistara 419.5 (verse); śrotābhāsam avagacchati Mahāvastu i.6.3, and others, see s.v. ābhāsa, the range of hearing; badhirās taṃ muhūrtaṃ śrotaṃ pratilabhante Mahāvastu iii.256.3, got hearing; viśuddha-śroto Mahāvastu ii.382.24 (verse), cited as °śrotro Śikṣāsamuccaya 304.7; śrotendriyeṇa…Mahāvastu ii.383.2.

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Śrotā (श्रोता).—(f.! for *srotā = Sanskrit srotas), opening, aperture, of the ears or nose: yad asya karṇaśrotābhyāṃ tṛṇatūla- kaṃ prakṣipya nāsāśrotābhyāṃ niṣkāsyate sma Lalitavistara 257.8 (prose), and others, down to (mukhadvāreṇa prakṣipya) karṇanāsikā-śrotābhyo (here several mss. śrotrobhi, but above almost all °tābhyāṃ repeatedly) niṣkāsyate sma 11.

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Srotā (स्रोता).—(= Sanskrit srotas), see śrotā.

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

Śrota (श्रोत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tī-taṃ) Relating or belonging to the Vedas, to the ear, hearing, &c. n.

(-taṃ) 1. Preservation of the sacred fire. 2. Any observance ordained by the Vedas. 3. The three sacred fires collectively, viz. gārhapatya, āvahanīya and dakṣiṇa. f. (-tī) Comparison expressed by a particle, so, as, like, &c. E. śruti the Vedas, and aṇ aff.

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Srota (स्रोत).—n.

(-taṃ) A natural or rapid stream: see srotas. E. snu-tan aff.

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

Srota (स्रोत).—i. e. curtailed srotas, n. A rapid stream.

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

Srota (स्रोत).—(adj. —°) current, channel.

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

1) Śrota (श्रोत):—See srota.

2) Srota (स्रोत):—[from sru] 1. srota mn. (ifc. f(ā). ) = srotas (cf. pratiand sahasra-sr).

3) [from sru] 2. srota in [compound] for srotas.

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

Srota (स्रोत):—(taṃ) 1. n. A natural or rapid stream.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Śrota (श्रोत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Soa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shrota in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Śrotā (श्रोता) [Also spelled srota]:—(nm) a listener; audience; ~[gaṇa] audience; —[varga] audience.

2) Srota in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a listener; audience; ~[gana] audience; —[varga] audience..—srota (श्रोता) is alternatively transliterated as Śrotā.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śrōta (ಶ್ರೋತ):—[noun] the sense organs in the body.

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Srōta (ಸ್ರೋತ):—

1) [noun] the act of flowing in a stream.

2) [noun] a stream or flow.

3) [noun] a wave; a billow.

4) [noun] water.

5) [noun] any organ or structure, as an eye or a taste bud, containing afferent nerve terminals that are specialised to receive specific stimuli and transmit them to the brain; a receptor; a sense organ.

6) [noun] the trunk of an elephant.

7) [noun] any of numerous pores in the body.

8) [noun] lineal descent from an ancestor; lineage.

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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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