Surari, Surāri, Sura-ari: 8 definitions


Surari means something in 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Surāri (सुरारि).—A King in ancient India. He was invited by the Pāṇḍavas to participate in the great war. (Udyoga Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 15).

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Surari in India is the name of a plant defined with Heteropogon contortus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Andropogon firmus (J. Presl) Kunth (among others).

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

· Révision des Graminées (1930)
· Enum. Pl. (1933)
· Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy. Part B, Biological Sciences (1985)
· Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon (1900)
· Analecta botanica indica … (1851)
· Acta Botanica Indica (1990)

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Surāri (सुरारि).—

1) an enemy of gods, a demon; गतं भयं भीरु सुरारिसंभवम् (gataṃ bhayaṃ bhīru surārisaṃbhavam) V.1.6.

2) the chirp of a cricket. °हन् (han) m. Name of Śiva. °हन्तृ (hantṛ) Name of Viṣṇu.

Derivable forms: surāriḥ (सुरारिः).

Surāri is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sura and ari (अरि).

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

Surāri (सुरारि).—m.

(-riḥ) 1. An Asura, an infernal being opposed to the gods. 2. A spirit, a goblin, a Pisacha or Yaksha. 3. The chirp of the cricket. E. sura a deity, and ari an enemy.

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

Surāri (सुरारि).—[masculine] = suradviṣ.

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

1) Surāri (सुरारि):—[from sura > sur] m. an enemy of the gods, an Asura (also a Rākṣasa), [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a demon causing diseases, [Harivaṃśa]

3) [v.s. ...] of a king, [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] the chirp of a cricket, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Surāri (सुरारि):—[surā+ri] (riḥ) 2. m. An Asur, a sprite; chirp of a cricket.

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Surari 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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