Thira; 3 Definition(s)


Thira means something in Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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 Buddhism


thira : (adj.) firm; solid; lasting.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Thira, (adj.) (Vedic sthira, hard, solid; from sthā or Idg. ster (der. of stā) to stand out=to be stiff; cp. Gr. stereόs; Lat. sterilis (sterile=hardened, cp. Sk. starī); Ohg. storrēn, Nhg. starr & starren, E. stare; also Lat. strenuus) solid, hard, firm; strenuous, powerful J. I, 220; IV, 106 (=daḷha); Miln. 194 (thir-âthira-bhāva strength or weakness); VvA. 212 (id.), 35 (=thāmavant); Sdhp. 321. (Page 309)

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

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

thira (थिर) [or थिरथिर, thirathira].—ind The sound uttered in driving goats.

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thīra (थीर).—a (Poetry and vulgar. sthira S) Calm, quiet, gentle, still--wind, sea, water: assuaged--an epidemic, a popular commotion, a quarrel: composed, sober, steady, grave--a person or an animal. See sthira.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Search found 6 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Thīna, (nt.) (Sk. styāna; orig. pp. of styāyate to become hard, to congeal; steịā (cp. also t...
Daḷha, (adj.) (Sk. dṛḍha to dṛhyati to fasten, hold fast; *dhergh, cp. Lat. fortis (strong). G...
Thiratā, (f.) (fr. thira) steadfastness, stability DhA. IV, 176 (thiratāya thavarā; so read fo...
Thāmavant, (adj.) (thāma+vant) strong, steadfast, powerful, persevering S. V, 197, 225; A. II,...
thirāī (थिराई).—f (Vulgar. thōra) Calmness, quietness, composedness, stillness. See thīra & sth...
thirēnthirēṃ (थिरेंथिरें).—ad (thīra) Calmly, coolly, quietly, gently &c.

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