Giri: 27 definitions


Giri means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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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Sanskrit dictionary

[Deutsch Wörterbuch]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Giri (गिरि):—

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Giri (गिरि):—

1) a) als Bild der Geduld [Spr. 3924.] — g) Name einer der zehn auf Schüler Śaṃkarācārya’s zurückgeführten Bettelorden, dessen Mitglieder das Wort giri ihrem Namen beifügen, [Oxforder Handschriften 227,b,16.] [WILSON, Sel. Works 1,202. fg.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Giri (गिरि):——

1) m. — a) Berg , Gebirge , Höhe. — b) Bez. der Zahl acht. — c) *Wolke. — d) *eine best. Augenkrankheit. kiri [Kāśikā 4.] — e) *Spielball. — f) *eine best. schlechte Eigenschaft des Quecksilbers. — g) * = gairīyaka. — h) Name eines auf einen Schüler Śaṃkarācārya’s zurückgeführten Bettelordens , dessen Mitglieder ihrem Namen das Wort giri hinten anfügen. — i) Nomen proprium eines Sohnes des Śvaphalka. —

2) *f. — a) das Verschlingen. — b) Maus.

3) Adj. — a) von Bergen kommend [Ṛgveda (roth). 6,66,11] (wenn die Lesart richtig ist). — b) *ehrwürdig.

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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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