Vari, Vāri: 32 definitions


Vari means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi, biology, Tamil. 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.

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Varī (वरी) is another name for Śatāvarī, a medicinal plant identified with Asparagus racemosus Willed. (or “buttermilk root”) from the Asparagaceae family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.116-119 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Varī and Śatāvarī, there are a total of thirty-two Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Vāri (वारि) is another name for “Śatāvarī” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning vāri] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Vāri (वारि) is another name for Balāka, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Pavonia odorata (fragement mallow plant), from the Malvaceae family. It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Varī (वरी).—An eternal God concerned with offerings to the manes. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 91, Stanza 33).

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vāri (वारि) refers to the “water”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.20 (“The story of the submarine fire”).—Accordingly, after Brahmā spoke to the Ocean: “Thus requested by me, the ocean agreed. None else could have grasped Śiva’s fire of fury thus. That fire in the form of a mare entered the ocean and began to consume the currents of water [i.e., vāri-ogha]. It blazed with all its shooting flames. O sage, then, delighted in mind I returned to my abode. The ocean of divine form bowed to me and vanished. O great sage, the entire universe, freed from the fear of that fire became normal. The gods and the sages became happy”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vāri (वारि).—A transformation of tejas or fire; has four qualities, sound, touch, form and taste (rasa).*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 3. 25.
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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Varī (वरी).—Feminine form of the affix वनिप् (vanip); e. g. ऋतावरी, शर्वरी (ṛtāvarī, śarvarī); etc.; cf. वनो र श्च (vano ra śca) P. IV. 1.7.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)

1) Vari refers to a “kind of masquerade dance” and represents one of the seven types of kuttu (dance) as defined in the first book of the Pañcamarapu which deals with niruttam (dance, one of the sixty–four arts).—The Pañcamarapu (“five-fold traditional usage”) represents an important piece of Tamil literature and was composed by Cerai Aṟivanār in the 9th century AD during the time of Pandyan Tirumaran of the last Caṅkam Period.

2) Vari means “acting” of which eight kind of dances are mentioned in the Venirkkāṭai which is a chapter of the Cilappatikāram: an ancient epic authored by Ilango Adigal representing an important piece of Tamil literature.—The eighth canto of Venirkkāṭai describes the envakai-varikal (eight kinds of dancing). Vari means acting. It depicts the nature of the land each one was born in and the profession according to their birth. This vari is of eight types. They are also classified as the eight varikkūttu of the dramatic features. Separated from Kovalan, Madavi sends through her friend a letter calling him back. Kovalan thinks of the eight types of varikkūttu she once danced. It is known from Cilappatikāram that Madavi had danced these eight varikkūttu, following their context, in front of Kovalan. But the complete dance features of these eight vari are not known. Yet, it is believed that these dances had been performed with music and rhythm and full of expressions in order to appease Kovalan’s anger.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Kavya (poetry)

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Vārī (वारी) in Prakrit (or Dvārikā in Sanskrit) refers to “entry” or “door”, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Vāri (वारि) or Vārijīvaka refers to “boatmen”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 15) (“On the nakṣatras—‘asterisms’”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Those who are born on the lunar day of Mūla will be druggists, heads of men, dealers in flowers, roots, fruits and seeds; will be rich (atidhana-yukta) and will delight in garden work. Those who are born on the lunar day of Pūrvāṣāḍha will be of gentle manners; fond of sea-voyage, truthful, cleanly and wealthy; will delight in earth work; will be boatmen (vārijīvaka); will be dealers in fruits and flowers of water. [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Vāri (वारि) refers to “(pure divine) water”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “For according as all Tathāgatas were bathed by just being born, In that way I shall cause you to bathe, with pure divine water (vāriśuddha-divyena vāriṇā)”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Vāri (वारि) refers to “water”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “And one washes a lump of earth with water (vāri) again and again, even a hundred times, then the water obtains dirt [and] it may share dirtiness with the body. If, by chance, this body is cleaned by the waters of the ocean then, being cleaned, in an instant it contaminates even those [waters] also”.

Synonyms: Jala, Ambu.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Vari.—(SITI), Tamil; tax; revenue register; order of the king and his officers fixing the revenue. Cf. vari-ppotta- gam, tax register; an officer maintaining the same; also Vari- ppottaga-nāyakam, the head office of the revenue accounts; the chief officer of the same office. Note: vari is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Vari.—(SITI), Tamil; tax, revenue register, order of the king and his officer fixing the revenue; cf. vari-ppŏttagam, tax register; officer maintaining the same; also Vari-kkūṟu-śeyvār, Varrikkukkūṟu-śeyvār (SITI), Tamil; officers grading the culti- vable land and fixing the tax payable thereon. Note: vari is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Vari [ବରୀ] in the Oriya language is the name of a plant identified with Asparagus racemosus Willd. from the Asparagaceae (Asparagus) family having the following synonyms: Asparagopsis abyssinica, Asparagus zeylanicus, Asparagus stachyoides. For the possible medicinal usage of vari, 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.

Vari in the Himachali language is the name of a plant identified with Quercus lanata subsp. lanata from the Fagaceae (Beech) family having the following synonyms: Quercus oblongata, Quercus nepaulensis, Quercus banga.

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

1) Vari in India is the name of a plant defined with Asparagus racemosus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Asparagopsis hohenackeri Kunth (among others).

2) Vari is also identified with Oryza sativa It has the synonym Oryza rubribarbis (Desv.) Steud. (etc.).

3) Vari is also identified with Panicum miliaceum It has the synonym Leptoloma miliacea (L.) Smyth (etc.).

4) Vari is also identified with Panicum sumatrense It has the synonym Panicum psilopodium Trin. (etc.).

5) Vari is also identified with Pavonia odorata It has the synonym Hibiscus oligosandrus Buch-Ham. (etc.).

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

· Botanical Magazine (1937)
· Grasses of Ceylon (1956)
· Bulletin de la Société d’Histoire Naturelle d’Autun (1893)
· Notulae ad Plantas Asiaticas (1851)
· Flora de Filipinas ed. 1 (1837)
· Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica (1981)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Vari, for example pregnancy safety, side effects, health benefits, extract dosage, chemical composition, 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

vāri : (nt.) water.

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

Vāri, (nt.) (Vedic vāri, cp. Av. vār rain, vairi- sea; Lat. ūrīna=urine; Ags. waer sea; Oicel. ūr spray, etc. ) water D. II, 266; M. III, 300; A. III, 26 (in lotus simile); Th. 1, 1273; Sn. 353, 591, 625, 811; Vv 7910; J. IV, 19; Nd1 135, 203 (=udaka); Miln. 121; PvA. 77.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

varī (वरी).—f A grass bearing a grain: also the grain, Coix barbata.

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varī (वरी).—prep & ad Used in poetry for vara, under which see the applications in detail.

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vārī (वारी).—f (vāra A day.) The practice or observance of proceeding regularly at recurring monthly or annual periods on pilgrimage to any sacred place. v dhara. Ex. paṇḍharīcā vārakarī || vārī cukōṃ- nēdī harī ||. 2 Alms demanded in the name of khaṇḍōbā, bhavānī &c. by their worshipers. 3 (Poetry.) Room, space.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

varī (वरी).—f The grain. Coix barbata.

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vārī (वारी).—f A periodical pilgrimage to a sacred place.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Varī (वरी).—

1) Name of Chhāyā, wife of the sun.

2) The plant called शतावरी (śatāvarī).

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Vāri (वारि).—n. [vṛ-iñ Uṇādi-sūtra 4.124]

1) Water; यथा खनन् खनित्रेण नरो वार्यधिगच्छति (yathā khanan khanitreṇa naro vāryadhigacchati) Subhāṣ.

2) A fluid.

3) A kind of perfume (vāla or hrīvera).

-riḥ, -rī f.

1) A place for fastening an elephant; वारी वारैः सस्मरे वारणानाम् (vārī vāraiḥ sasmare vāraṇānām) Śiśupālavadha 18. 56; R.5.15. °कर्मन् (karman) n. method of catching elephants with traps; Mātaṅga L.1.1.

2) A rope for fastening an elephant.

3) A hole or trap for catching elephants.

4) A captive, prisoner.

5) A water-pot.

6) Name of Sarasvatī.

7) Speech.

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Vārī (वारी).—See वारि (vāri) (f.).

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

Vāri (वारि).—n. (-ri) 1. Water. 2. A vegetable perfume, commonly Bala. f.

(-riḥ) 1. A name of Saraswati; the goddess of speech. 2. The place where an elephant is tied or fastened. 3. A captive, a prisoner. f. (-riḥ or ) 1. A water-pot, whether large or small, pitcher, a jar. 2. The rope that fastens an elephant. 3. A hole or trap for catching elephant. E. vṛñ to surround, Unadi aff. in .

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

Vāri (वारि).—I. (cf. vār), n. Water, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 149; fluidity, i. [distich] 139. Ii. f., also vārī vārī, 1. A water pot. 2. (vb. vṛ), A hole for catcing elephants. 3. (vb. vṛ), A rope for fastening elephants. Iii. f. ri. 1. A place where elephants are tied up. 2. A captive. 3. Sarasvatī.

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

Vāri (वारि).—1. [neuter] water.

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Vāri (वारि).—2. & [feminine] place where elephants are caught or tied on.

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

1) Varī (वरी):—[from vara] a f. Asparagus Racemosus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of Chāya (the wife of Sūrya), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) b f. [plural] (See also under 2. vara) streams, rivers, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska i, 13] (cf. vār, vāri).

4) Vāri (वारि):—[from vār] 1. vāri n. = vār, water, rain, fluid, fluidity, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] a species of Andropogon, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

6) [v.s. ...] a kind of metre, [Ṛgveda-prātiśākhya]

7) [from vāra] 2. vāri f. (for 1. See p. 943, col. 1) a place for tying or catching an elephant, [Vāsavadattā; Śiśupāla-vadha] (also ī)

8) [v.s. ...] a rope for tying an elephant, [Dharmaśarmābhyudaya] (also ī)

9) [v.s. ...] a captive, prisoner, [Horace H. Wilson]

10) [v.s. ...] a water-pot, pitcher, jar, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (also ī)

11) [v.s. ...] Name of Sarasvatī (the goddess of speech), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

12) Vārī (वारी):—f. water, [Kāṭhaka]

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

Vāri (वारि):—(ri) 2. n. Water; a perfume. f. Saraswati; a captive. f. A jar; a rope, or trap for securing elephants.

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

Vāri (वारि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Vāri, Vārī.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vari 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vāri (वारि):—(nm) water; ~[garbha] a cloud; ~[cara/cārī] aquatic; ~[ja/jāta] a lotus; ~[da/dhara] a cloud; ~[dhi/nidhi] an ocean, a sea; ~[baṃdha] a dam; ~[vāhana] a cloud; ~[vihāra] aquatics, aquatic sport.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Vari (वरि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Varam.

2) Vāri (वारि) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vāri.

3) Vārī (वारी) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Dvārikā.

4) Vārī (वारी) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vārī.

5) Vārī (वारी) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vāri.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vari (ವರಿ):—

1) [noun] a compulsory payment levied on income, proiperty value, sale value, etc.; a tax.

2) [noun] a gift or contribution, as to a charitable organisation.

3) [noun] something that is contributed; contribution.

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Vāri (ವಾರಿ):—

1) [noun] a time or opportunity for action which comes in due rotation or order to each of a number of persons, animals, etc.; a time; a turn.

2) [noun] an offering of a person or animal to a god in a religious rite.

3) [noun] something grasping obnoxiously; jaws.

4) [noun] an attack (as by an enemy, robber, etc.).

5) [noun] the condition of being under the control of another.

6) [noun] a sloping for the ox or oxen to walk down while drawing the water from a deep well.

7) [noun] sexual excitement; heat.

8) [noun] sexual union; coition.

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Vāri (ವಾರಿ):—

1) [noun] water.

2) [noun] a building in which elephants are sheltered and fed.

3) [noun] a deep, wide pit for capturing of wild elephants.

4) [noun] the fragrant grass Vetiveria zizanioides ( = Andropogon muricatus) of Poaceae family, from the roots of which a fragrant oil is extracted; cus-cus grass.

5) [noun] the act of holding or catching; seizure; a hold; a catch.

6) [noun] quality, state or instance of being loyal; faithfulness or faithful adherence to a deity or king; loyalty.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Vari (வரி) noun [Telugu: vaṟi, K. bare, M. vare.]

1. cf. valī. Line, as on shells; streaks, as in timber; stripe; கோடு. நுண்ணிய வரியொடு திரண்டு . . . கண் [kodu. nunniya variyodu thirandu . . . kan] (சீவகசிந்தாமணி [sivagasindamani] 1702).

2. Ornamental marks on the breast; தொய்யில் முதலிய இரேகை. மணிமேகலை வரி தைஇயும் [thoyyil muthaliya iregai. manimegalai vari thaiiyum] (கலித்தொகை [kalithogai] 76).

3. (Palmistry.) Lines at the joint of fingers or on the palm of hand; கையிரேகை. (பிங்கலகண்டு) [kaiyiregai. (pingalagandu)]

4. Course, as of bricks; line, as of writing; series, as of letters; orderly line, as of ducks in flight; row; ஒழுங்கு நிரை. குருகி னெடு வரி பொற்ப [ozhungu nirai. kurugi nedu vari porpa] (பதிற்றுப்பத்து [pathirruppathu] 83, 2).

5. Letter; எழுத்து. [ezhuthu.] (நாமதீபநிகண்டு [namathipanigandu] 673.)

6. Dot; புள்ளி. வரிநுதற் பொருதொழி நாகம் [pulli. varinuthar poruthozhi nagam] (பத்துப்பாட்டு: நெடு [pathuppattu: nedu] 117).

7. Spreading spots on the skin; தேமல். பொன்னவி ரேய்க்கு மவ் வரி [themal. ponnavi reykku mav vari] (கலித்தொகை [kalithogai] 22).

8. Beetle; வண்டு. (திவா.) [vandu. (thiva.)]

9. Sea; கடல். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [kadal. (pingalagandu)]

10. Tie, bandage; கட்டு. வரிச்சிலை யாற் றந்த வளம் [kattu. varichilai yar rantha valam] (புறப்பொருள்வெண்பாமாலை [purapporulvenpamalai] 1, 16).

11. Junction of streets; பலதெருக்கூடுமிடம். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [palatherukkudumidam. (pingalagandu)]

12. Way; வழி. (உரிச்சொல்நிகண்டு) [vazhi. (uricholnigandu)]

13. Music; இசை. [isai.] (நாமதீபநிகண்டு [namathipanigandu] 678.)

14. Tune; melody; இசைப்பாட்டு. வரிநவில் கொள்கை [isaippattu. varinavil kolkai] (சிலப்பதிகாரம் அரும்பதவுரை [silappathigaram arumbathavurai] 13, 38).

15. (Nāṭya.) See வரிக்கூத்து. கண்கூடு வரியும் [varikkuthu. kankudu variyum] (சிலப்பதிகாரம் அரும்பதவுரை [silappathigaram arumbathavurai] 3, 14).

16. A poem of the last Śaṅgam; கடைச்சங்கத்து நூல் களுள் ஒன்று. [kadaichangathu nul kalul onru.] (இறையனாரகப் பொருள் [iraiyanaragap porul] 1, பக். [pag.] 5.)

17. Loftiness; உயர்ச்சி. (பிங்கலகண்டு) [uyarchi. (pingalagandu)]

18. Length; நீளம். (சூடாமணிநிகண்டு) [nilam. (sudamaninigandu)]

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Vari (வரி) [varital] 4 transitive verb < வரி¹. [vari¹.]

1. [Telugu: vrāyu.] To write; எழுதுதல். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [ezhuthuthal. (pingalagandu)]

2. To paint; to draw; சித்திரமெழுதுதல். வல்லோன் றைஇய வரிவனப்புற்ற வல்லிப்பாவை [sithiramezhuthuthal. vallon raiiya varivanappurra vallippavai] (புறநானூறு [purananuru] 33).

3. To smear, daub; பூசுதல். [pusuthal.]

4. To cover; மூடுதல். புண்ணை மறைய வரிந்து [muduthal. punnai maraiya varinthu] (நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம் திருவாய்மொழி [nalayira thivyappirapandam thiruvaymozhi] 5, 1, 5).

5. To bind, tie, fasten; கட்டுதல். வரிந்த கச்சையன் [kattuthal. varintha kachaiyan] (சூளாமணி சீய. [sulamani siya.] 11).

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Vari (வரி) [varittal] 11 verb < idem. transitive

1. To write; எழுதுதல். வள்ளலார்சாத்திரம்ுகிர் வரித்த சாந் தின் வனமுலை [ezhuthuthal. vallugir varitha san thin vanamulai] (சீவகசிந்தாமணி [sivagasindamani] 2532).

2. To draw; to paint; சித்திரமெழுதல். [sithiramezhuthal.]

3. To smear, daub; பூசுதல். (சூடாமணிநிகண்டு) [pusuthal. (sudamaninigandu)]

4. To bind, tie, fasten; to fix, as the reepers of a tiled roof; கட்டுதல். வரிக்குங் காட்சியிலா வறிவே [kattuthal. varikkung kadsiyila varive] (ஞானவாசிட்டம் மாவலி. [gnanavasittam mavali.] 48).

5. To swarm round; மொய்த்தல். (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [moythal. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

6. To adorn, decorate; கோலஞ்செய்தல். புன்னை யணி மலர் துறைதொறும் வரிக்கும் [kolancheythal. punnai yani malar thuraithorum varikkum] (ஐங்குறுநூறு [aingurunuru] 117). — intransitive To run; to flow; ஓடுதல். தலைவா யோவிறந்து வரிக் கும் [oduthal. thalaiva yoviranthu varig kum] (பத்துப்பாட்டு: மலை [pathuppattu: malai] 475).

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Vari (வரி) [varittal] 11 transitive verb < vṛ.

1. To choose, select; தேர்ந்துகொள்ளுதல். [thernthugolluthal.]

2. To appoint, assign, allocate; நியமித்தல். கடவுள் வேதியர்களை வரித்து [niyamithal. kadavul vethiyarkalai varithu] (திருவிளையாடற் புராணம் இந்திரன்முடி. [thiruvilaiyadar puranam inthiranmudi.] 26).

3. To invite; அழைத்தல். உலோபா முத்திரை தன் னொடும் வரித்து [azhaithal. ulopa muthirai than nodum varithu] (திருவிளையாடற் புராணம் அருச். [thiruvilaiyadar puranam arus.] 2).

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Vari (வரி) noun < bali. Impost, tax, toll, duty; contribution; குடியிறை. (பிங்கலகண்டு) [kudiyirai. (pingalagandu)]

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Vari (வரி) noun probably from அரி⁷. [ari⁷.]

1. Fire; தீ. (அகராதி நிகண்டு) [thi. (agarathi nigandu)]

2. Colour; நிறம். வரியணிசுடல் வான் பொய்கை [niram. variyanisudal van poykai] (பத்துப்பாட்டு: பட்டினப்பாலை [pathuppattu: pattinappalai] 38).

3. Beauty; அழகு. வரிவளை [azhagu. varivalai] (புறப்பொருள்வெண்பாமாலை [purapporulvenpamalai] 11, 12).

4. Form, shape; வடிவு. (அகராதி நிகண்டு) [vadivu. (agarathi nigandu)]

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Vari (வரி) noun < அரி². [ari².] cf. vrīhi. Paddy; நெல். (பிங்கலகண்டு) எடுத்துவரி முறத்தினிலிட்டு [nel. (pingalagandu) eduthuvari murathinilittu] (தனிப்பாடற்றிரட்டு [thanippadarrirattu] i, 354, 41).

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Vāri (வாரி) noun < வா-. [va-.]

1. Income, resources; வருவாய். (பிங்கலகண்டு) புயலென்னும் வாரி [varuvay. (pingalagandu) puyalennum vari] (திருக்குறள் [thirukkural], 14).

2. Produce; விளைவு. மாரிபொய்ப்பினும் வாரி குன்றினும் [vilaivu. maripoyppinum vari kunrinum] (புறநானூறு [purananuru] 35).

3. Grain; தானியம். (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [thaniyam. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

4. cf. vārya. Wealth; செல்வம். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [selvam. (pingalagandu)]

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Vāri (வாரி) noun < வார்¹-. [var¹-.]

1. Pole for tightening a package or pack; மூட்டைகளை இறுக்கிக்கட்ட உதவும் கழி. [muttaigalai irukkikkatta uthavum kazhi.] Local usage

2. Lath tied lengthwise at the edge of a thatched roof; கூரைமுனையில் வைத்துக்கட்டுங் குறுக்குக் கழி. [kuraimunaiyil vaithukkattung kurukkug kazhi.]

3. Channel for draining off the rain water from a roof; waterway; கூரையினின்று வடியும் நீரைக்கொண்டு செல்லுங் கால். [kuraiyininru vadiyum niraikkondu sellung kal.]

4. Plank across a dhoney; தோணிப்பலகை. [thonippalagai.] (W.)

5. Sluice; மடை. [madai.] (W.)

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Vāri (வாரி) noun < வாரு-. [varu-.] (W.)

1. cf. vāra-kīra. Comb; சீப்பு. [sippu.]

2. Rake; குப்பைவாருங் கருவி. [kuppaivarung karuvi.]

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Vāri (வாரி) [vārittal] 11 transitive verb < vṛ.

1. To hinder, obstruct; தடுத்தல். (சூடாமணிநிகண்டு) [thaduthal. (sudamaninigandu)]

2. To asseverate, swear; ஆணையிட்டுக் கூறுதல். (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [anaiyittug kuruthal. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

3. To conduct, drive, as a horse; நடத்து தல். பரிமா வாரித்த கோமான் [nadathu thal. parima varitha koman] (இறையனாரகப் பொருள் [iraiyanaragap porul] 13, உரை, பக். [urai, pag.] 91).

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Vāri (வாரி) noun < வாரி⁴-. [vari⁴-.]

1. Impediment, obstruction; தடை. (சூடாமணிநிகண்டு) [thadai. (sudamaninigandu)]

2. Wall, fortification; மதிற்சுற்று. (பிங்கலகண்டு) வடவரை நிவப்பிற் சூழ வாரியாப்பருங்கலம் புரிவித்து [mathirsurru. (pingalagandu) vadavarai nivappir suzha variyap purivithu] (கந்தபு. அசுரர்யாக. [kanthapu. asuraryaga.] 36).

3. Stadium; செண்டுவெளி. குஞ்சரம் வாரியுள் வளைத் தவே [senduveli. kuncharam variyul valaith thave] (சீவகசிந்தாமணி [sivagasindamani] 275).

4. Portion; பகுதி. (பிங்கலகண்டு) [paguthi. (pingalagandu)]

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Vāri (வாரி) noun < vāri.

1. Water; நீர். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [nir. (pingalagandu)] (தக்கயாகப்பரணி [thakkayagapparani] 67, உரை. [urai.])

2. Flood; வெள்ளம். (பிங்கலகண்டு) வணிக மாக்களை யொத்ததவ் வாரியே [vellam. (pingalagandu) vaniga makkalai yothathav variye] (கம்பராமாயணம் ஆற்றுப். [kambaramayanam arrup.] 7).

3. Sea; கடல். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [kadal. (pingalagandu)] (தக்கயாகப்பரணி [thakkayagapparani] 67, உரை. [urai.])

4. Reservoir of water; நீர்நிலை. (பிங்கலகண்டு) [nirnilai. (pingalagandu)]

5. Literary work; நூல். (அகராதி நிகண்டு) [nul. (agarathi nigandu)]

6. Sarasvatī; சரச்சுவதி. (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [sarachuvathi. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

7. A kind of lute; வீணைவகை. (சூடாமணிநிகண்டு) [vinaivagai. (sudamaninigandu)]

8. Flute; pipe; இசைக் குழல். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [isaig kuzhal. (pingalagandu)]

9. Kheddha; யானையகப்படுத்து மிடம். வாரிக்கொள்ளா . . . வேழம் [yanaiyagappaduthu midam. varikkolla . . . vezham] (பத்துப்பாட்டு: மலை [pathuppattu: malai] 572).

10. Rope for tying an elephant; யானைக்கட்டுங் கயிறு. (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [yanaikkattung kayiru. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

11. Elephant-stable; யானைக் கோட்டம். குஞ்சரம் . . . மதிட்புடை நிலை வாரிகள் [yanaig kottam. kuncharam . . . mathidpudai nilai varigal] (சீவகசிந்தாமணி [sivagasindamani] 81).

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Vāri (வாரி) noun probably from dvāri locative singular of dvār.

1. Entrance; வாயில். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [vayil. (pingalagandu)]

2. Door; கதவு. (உரிச்சொல்நிகண்டு) [kathavu. (uricholnigandu)]

3. Path; வழி. (பிங்கலகண்டு) [vazhi. (pingalagandu)]

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Vāri (வாரி) particle < Urdu wārī. Suffix meaning 'according to'; முறையில் என்னும் பொரு ளில் வருஞ் சொல். வகுப்புவாரி. [muraiyil ennum poru lil varugn sol. vaguppuvari.]

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Vari (வரி) noun (Pros.) A kind of musical composition, pertaining to dance; கூத்திற்குரிய வெண்டுறைப்பாட்டு ளொருவகை. [kuthirkuriya venduraippattu loruvagai.] (யாப்பருங்கலம் விருத்தி பக். [yapparungalam viruthi pag.] 538.)

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

1) Vari (वरि):—pp. on this side; towards this side; n. a word used by ploughman to command the oxen;

2) Varī (वरी):—suffix. denotes the precedence of one work over the other;

3) Vāri (वारि):—pp. on this side;

4) Vāri (वारि):—n. 1. this side; 2. water; 3. a fluid;

5) Vārī (वारी):—suffix. comes with noun;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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