Srika, Sṛka, Shrika: 9 definitions


Srika means something in 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 term Sṛka can be transliterated into English as Srka or Srika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Sṛka (सृक) in a couple of passages of the Rigveda denotes a weapon of Indra, perhaps a ‘lance’.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sṛka (सृक).—[sṛ-kak]

1) Air, wind.

2) An arrow.

3) A thunder bolt.

4) A lotus (kairava).

-kā 1 A jackal.

2) A crane.

3) A hell.

4) A kind of weapon; L. D. B.

Derivable forms: sṛkaḥ (सृकः).

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

Sṛka (सृक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A lotus. 2. Air, wind. 3. An arrow. 4. A thunderbolt. E. sṛ to go, kak Unadi aff.

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

Śrīka (श्रीक).—[-śrī + ka], a substitute for śrī at the end of comp. adj.; e. g. niḥśrīka, i. e. nis-, adj. 1. Unfortunate, Mahābhārata 5, 533. 2. Deprived of beauty, light, ib. 14, 476. puṇya-, Endowed with a pure royal majesty, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 105, 5. vi-gata-, adj. Unfortunate.

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Sṛka (सृक).—[sṛ + ka], m. 1. A lotus. 2. Air, wind. 3. An arrow (cf. sṛga).

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

Śrīka (श्रीक).—(adj. —°) beauty, highness.

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Sṛka (सृक).—[masculine] missile, lance.

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

1) Śrīka (श्रीक):—[from śrī] (ifc.; f(ā). ) = śrī2, fortune, prosperity, wealth, beauty etc. (cf. gata-, niḥ-, puṇya-śrika etc.)

2) [v.s. ...] m. a kind of bird, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] (= śrī-karṇa [Scholiast or Commentator])

3) [v.s. ...] a kind of resin, [ib.] (= śrī-vāsaka [Scholiast or Commentator])

4) Sṛka (सृक):—m. (usually derived [from] √sṛ, or sṛj; but rather from an obsolete √sṛk, ‘to be pointed’) an arrow, spear, [Ṛg-veda]

5) wind, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) a lotus flower, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Sṛka (सृक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A lotus; wind; an arrow.

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

Śrīka (श्रीक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Siria.

[Sanskrit to German]

Srika 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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