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EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit श्री (śrī).

NounEdit

श्री (śrīm

  1. light, lustre, radiance, splendour, glory, beauty, grace, loveliness
  2. sir, lord, mister

SanskritEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *ĉriHrás. Compare Avestan 𐬯𐬭𐬍𐬭𐬀 (srīra). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

श्री (śrī)

  1. diffusing light or radiance, splendid, radiant, beautifying, adorning

NounEdit

श्री (śrīf

  1. light, lustre, radiance, splendour, glory, beauty, grace, loveliness
  2. prosperity, welfare, good fortune, success, auspiciousness, wealth, treasure, riches
  3. symbol or insignia of royalty

DeclensionEdit

Feminine ī-stem declension of श्री
Nom. sg. श्रीः (śrīḥ)
Gen. sg. श्रियाः / श्रियः (śriyāḥ / śriyaḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative श्रीः (śrīḥ) श्रियौ (śriyau) श्रियः (śriyaḥ)
Vocative श्रीः (śrīḥ) श्रियौ (śriyau) श्रियः (śriyaḥ)
Accusative श्रियम् (śriyam) श्रियौ (śriyau) श्र्यः (śryaḥ)
Instrumental श्रिया (śriyā) श्रीभ्याम् (śrībhyām) श्रीभिः (śrībhiḥ)
Dative श्रियै / श्रिये (śriyai / śriye) श्रीभ्याम् (śrībhyām) श्रीभ्यः (śrībhyaḥ)
Ablative श्रियाः / श्रियः (śriyāḥ / śriyaḥ) श्रीभ्याम् (śrībhyām) श्रीभ्यः (śrībhyaḥ)
Genitive श्रियाः / श्रियः (śriyāḥ / śriyaḥ) श्रियोः (śriyoḥ) श्रीनाम् / श्रियाम् (śrīnām / śriyām)
Locative श्रियि / श्रियाम् (śriyi / śriyām) श्रियोः (śriyoḥ) श्रीषु (śrīṣu)

PrefixEdit

श्री (śrī)

  1. honorific prefix appended to certain names to mean "sacred" or "holy"
    e.g. श्रीदुर्गा (śrī-durgā), श्रीराम (śrī-rāma)
  2. used as a respectful title (like "Reverend") to the names of eminent persons as well as of celebrated works and sacred objects
    e.g. श्रीजयदेव (śrī-jayadeva)

Usage notesEdit

This prefix may be repeated two, three, or even four times to express excessive veneration (e.g. श्रीश्रीदुर्गा (śrī-śrī-durgā) etc.). If is often placed at the beginning or back of letters, manuscripts, important documents etc., before the words चरण (caraṇa) and पाद (pāda, feet), and even the end of personal names.

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