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- 1 Redirect header broken
- 2 Meanings
- 3 subjunctive gender?
- 4 General Use of the epithet Sri
- 5 Definition of it?
- 6 Pronunciation
- 7 Unreferenced
- 8 Cili - an old form of Sri from the Wayang
- 9 Proposed merge with Shrevin
- 10 'Sir' as in 'Escuse me Sir, and "Sir Richard Attenborough
- 11 "Not in classical Sanskrit" statement
Redirect header broken
The redirection header on this article is badly broken and has no links to any of the pages it is trying to link to. I do not know enough Wiki markup to fix it, though. Liam Proven (talk) 12:01, 9 October 2011 (UTC)
Sri is a word which is taken with respect, and used when initiating any noble cause.
What does srimati/shrimathi mean? Is this to address women? Andries 12:40, 16 Apr 2005 (UTC)
- Feminine of Sri, but traditionally used to address only married women. Unmarried women are usually called Kumari (variously also meaning daughter, girl, etc., akin to English miss).
There's no such thing as a "feminine subjunctive gender" in Sanskrit. There's a feminine gender for nouns, and remnants of an ancient subjunctive mood for verbs..--Grammatical error 17:21, 23 June 2006 (UTC)
General Use of the epithet Sri
Sri is also used as an honorific, to indicate that the person being honored is prosperous. This ought to be in the article. nein? Alamandrax 14:48, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
Definition of it?
I saw this:
"When used as a title for gods, Śrī is sometimes translated into English as Lord, but this is inaccurate and it is generally agreed that Śrī is best left untranslated."
We read that:
- Sri, Shri, Shree, Siri or Seri (Devanagari - श्री, Bahasa- Seri,Kannada- ಶ್ರೀ, Tamil - ஸ்ரீ, official IAST transliteration Śrī) means wealth, is a Sanskrit title of veneration [. . .]. It is pronounced halfway between sree and shree.
Is this really correct for all the relevant languages? I know nothing about the relevant languages, but it's rare for languages as closely related as the romance languages to be all in such precise agreement.
When talking in English, we can choose between the "s" and "sh" sounds of "seat" and "sheet" respectively: we've no halfway phoneme. In English, what are the relative pros and cons of the "s" and "sh" sounds for, say, "Sri Lanka"? -- Hoary (talk) 07:44, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
Cili - an old form of Sri from the Wayang
There are up to four languages found in the Balinese Wayang - Javanese, Balinese, Kawi and Pali - in addition to Bahasa Indonesia with its Malay borrowings which may be used these days in simple explanation for a wider audience. I have found a reference to Sri as being occasionally called Cili - but no confirmation as to which language context this is. It may even be a Sinicised pronunciation. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 13:38, 1 August 2010 (UTC) Ian Ison
- Seri is pronounced that way in Thai, with the /r/ transformed to /l/, but I've never seen it transcribed with a soft /C/. The usual form is Sri, which undergoes elision of the /r/ altogether, and is always pronounced Si (or Ci, but never transcribed that way.) --Pawyilee (talk) 16:58, 2 August 2010 (UTC)
- I agree, and have gone ahead and copied the etymology section here and redirected that page. Abecedare (talk) 19:12, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
'Sir' as in 'Escuse me Sir, and "Sir Richard Attenborough
The word "Shri' or "Sri' is the same word in the Indo-European, as 'Sir' as in a knighthood by the ancient Royal families of Celtic Britain, and also the common usage of "Excuse me sir, you dropped your card." It is not really "Mr" or "Ms". — Preceding unsigned comment added by Two Wrongs (talk • contribs) 16:02, 1 January 2015 (UTC)
"Not in classical Sanskrit" statement
Have removed this as WP:OR, since the source only pointed to an online dictionary and didn't give any reliable indication of whether the title was a later addition or not. LouiseS1979 (pigeonhole) 15:28, 11 January 2015 (UTC)