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Redirect header broken[edit]

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)

Meanings[edit]

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).

From what I know, Sri can also mean "bountiful". Komitsuki (talk) 09:28, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

subjunctive gender?[edit]

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[edit]

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?[edit]

Hi.

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."

But can a _definition_ of it be given, or is it not the kind of thing that has one per se? mike4ty4 (talk) 06:52, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Pronunciation[edit]

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)

Unreferenced[edit]

A pretty good article overall, this article needs sourcing. Tagged as such.--Lendorien (talk) 19:33, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Cili - an old form of Sri from the Wayang[edit]

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. 210.50.143.21 (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)

Proposed merge with Shrevin[edit]

Except for 1 line in lead and Etymology - everything else is copy pasted from Sri VasuVR (talk, contribs) 16:49, 14 September 2013 (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)