Theri, Therī: 5 definitions


Theri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Theri [തേരി] in the Malayalam language is the name of a plant identified with Flemingia strobilifera (L.) W.T.Aiton from the Fabaceae (Pea) family having the following synonyms: Flemingia bracteata, Flemingia fruticulosa, Zornia strobilifera. For the possible medicinal usage of theri, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Theri in India is the name of a plant defined with Flemingia strobilifera in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Hedysarum strobiliferum L. (among others).

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

· Icones Plantarum Indiae Orientalis (1840)
· Flora Indica (1832)
· Hortus Kewensis (1812)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· American Journal of Botany (1944)
· Hort. Bengal (1814)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Theri, for example health benefits, pregnancy safety, side effects, chemical composition, extract dosage, diet and recipes, have a look at these references.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

therī : (f.) a senior nun; and old woman.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Therī, & Therikā (f.) (see thera) 1. an old woman (cp. sthavirikā M Vastu III, 283) Pv. II, 116 (=thāvarijiṇṇā PvA. 149).—2. a female thera (see cpds.), as therikā at Th. 2, 1; Dpvs xviii. 11.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Therī (थेरी) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Sthavirā.

Therī has the following synonyms: Theriyā.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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