Sirin, Sīrin, Shirin: 10 definitions


Sirin means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: WikiPedia: Jainism

Sīrin (सीरिन्) is another name for the nine Balarāmas (or Baladevas, Balabhadras), referring to a set of nine “gentle heroes” and half-brothers of Vasudevas (or Viṣṇus, Nārāyaṇas), mentioned in both Śvetāmbara and Digambara literature.—In every half time cycle, there are 9 sets of Balabhadras (gentle heroes), Vasudevas (violent heroes) and Prativāsudevas (anti-heroes). Baladevas, half-brothers of Vasudevas, are described as fair in complexion and wear garments of dark blue and have a banner of palm tree. Their symbols or weapons are: bow, plough, pestle and arrow. The two brothers are inseparable and they jointly rule three continents as half-Chakravarti. Although Narayana is the mightier of the two, Balabhadra is depicted as superior for his non-violent ways and he achieves liberation. According to the Jain puranas, the Balabhadras lead an ideal Jain life.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Sirin in India is the name of a plant defined with Albizia lebbeck in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Feuilleea lebbek Kuntze (among others).

2) Sirin in Senegal is also identified with Aristida sieberiana It has the synonym Aristida sieberiana Trin. ex Spreng. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Neue Entdeckungen im ganzen Umfang der Pflanzenkunde (1821)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Species Graminum Stipaceorum (1842)
· Species Plantarum.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sīrin (सीरिन्).—m. An epithet of Balarāma; सार्धमुद्धवसीरिभ्यामथासावासदत् सदः (sārdhamuddhavasīribhyāmathāsāvāsadat sadaḥ) Śiśupālavadha 2.2.

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

Sīrin (सीरिन्).—m. (-rī) Balarama. E. sīra a plough, and ini aff.

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

Sīrin (सीरिन्).—i. e. sīra + in, m. Baladeva, [Śiśupālavadha] 2, 2.

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

Sīrin (सीरिन्).—[adjective] ploughing; [masculine] plougher, [Epithet] of Balarāma.

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

1) Śīrin (शीरिन्):—[from śīra] m. a kind of Kuśa grass, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Sīrin (सीरिन्):—[from sīra] m. ‘having or holding a plough’, Name of Bala-rāma, [Harivaṃśa]

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

Sīrin (सीरिन्):—(rī) 5. m. Balarāma.

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

Sīrin (सीरिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sīri.

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Sirin 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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