Sili, Sīlī, Shili, Śili: 9 definitions


Sili means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 Śili can be transliterated into English as Sili or Shili, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śilī (शिली).—A nāga born in the Takṣaka dynasty. It was burnt to death at the serpent yajña conducted by Janamejaya. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 57, Verse 9).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Śilī (शिली) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.52.8, I.57) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Śilī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sīlī : (adj.) (in cpds.), having the nature of.

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śilī (शिली).—f (śilā S) A common term for the two connecting arms of a double caukaṭa or door-frame; answering to ghōḍā an upper connecting arm.

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śiḷī (शिळी).—f A whistle. v vājava, vāja.

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

śiḷī (शिळी).—f A whistle. v vāñjava.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śili (शिलि).—m. The birch tree.

-liḥ f. The lower timber of a door.

Derivable forms: śiliḥ (शिलिः).

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Śilī (शिली).—

1) The lower timber of a door.

2) A kind of earthworm.

3) The top of a pillar.

4) A dart.

5) An arrow.

6) A female frog.

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

Śili (शिलि).—f. (-liḥ-lī) 1. The lower timber of a door. 2. A female frog. 3. An arrow. 4. A kind of earth-worm. m.

(-liḥ) The Bhurjapatra or birch-tree. E. śil to glean, ki aff.: see śila, śilā, &c.

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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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