Srini, aka: Sṛṇī, Shrini, Śṛṇi, Sṛṇi; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Sṛṇī and Śṛṇi and Sṛṇi can be transliterated into English as Srni or Srini or Shrini, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Sṛṇī (सृणी) is found certainly in one, and probably also in two other passages of the Rigveda. The sense appears to be ‘sickle’. In one other passage Sṛṇya is coupled with jetā: the sense is doubtful, Roth conjecturing cetā, and Oldenberg pointing out that chettā is also possible. Hopkins thinks that a ‘hook’ is here meant.

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

India history and geogprahy

Śrī-ni.—(IE 8-1), abbreviation of Śrīhasta-nirīkṣita, ‘examined by the king’. See ni and Śrī-hasta, etc. Note: śrī-ni is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śṛṇi (शृणि).—f. A hook for pricking an elephant, a goad; मदान्धकरिणां दर्पोपशान्त्यै शृणिः (madāndhakariṇāṃ darpopaśāntyai śṛṇiḥ) H.2.124.

Derivable forms: śṛṇiḥ (शृणिः).

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Sṛṇi (सृणि).—f.

1) A goad, a hook to drive an elephant; मदान्धकरिणां दर्पोपशान्त्यै सृणिः (madāndhakariṇāṃ darpopaśāntyai sṛṇiḥ) H.2.165; Śi.5.5; सृण्यग्र- सुन्दरोदग्रव्यायतश्मश्रुभीषणम् (sṛṇyagra- sundarodagravyāyataśmaśrubhīṣaṇam) Śiva B.21.23.

2) A sickle.

-ṇiḥ m.

1) An enemy.

2) The moon.

Derivable forms: sṛṇiḥ (सृणिः).

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Sṛṇī (सृणी).—A hook for driving an elephant.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śṛṇi (शृणि).—f.

(-ṇiḥ) The hook for goading an elephant. E. śṛ to injure, ni aff., and the radical vowel made short; also sṛṇi .

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Sṛṇi (सृणि).—m.

(-ṇiḥ) 1. An enemy. 2. The moon. mf. (-ṇiḥ or -ṇiḥ-ṇī) A hook used to drive an elephant. E. sṛ to go, ni Unadi aff., and the vowel unchanged.

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