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  1. Shri

    Shri (; Devanagari: श्री, ISO: Śrī, Sanskrit pronunciation: [ɕriː], Non-Sanskrit pronunciation: [ʃɾiː]), also transliterated as Shree, Sri, or Sree, is an Indian word denoting wealth and prosperity, primarily used as a honorific. In Devanagari script for Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi and other languages, the word ⟨श्री⟩ is combination of three sounds: श् (ś), र् (r) and ई (ī, long i). There are two conventions in India to transliterate the syllable श (ISO: śa) (i.e., श् (ś) with the inherent vowel अ (a); श् (ś) + अ (a)) to English. Some use the convention of sa, although incorrect, for transcribing श as in Sri Lanka and Srinagar, while others use the convention of sha for transcribing श as in Shimla and Shimoga. Similarly, री (rī; र् + ई) is also transliterated to English in two different ways as ri and ree, although the latter is non-standard. Hence, in English, the spelling of this word श्री varies from Shri (the standard spelling) to Shree through Sri and Sree. Whatever be the transliteration, the pronunciation is the same. Sanskrit is written in many Indian scripts as well, in which case there are corresponding letters which have the exact same values as the Devanagari, so the Sanskrit pronunciation remains the same regardless of script. The word is widely used in South and Southeast Asian languages such as Indonesian, Javanese, Balinese, Sinhala, Thai, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada and Malay. It is transliterated as Sri, Sree, Shri, Si, or Seri based on the local convention for transliteration. Hindus use a popular "yantra", or mystical diagram, called Shri Yantra, to worship the goddess of wealth. The term is also used in Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia as a polite form of address equivalent to the English "Mr." or "Ms." in written and spoken language, but also as a title of veneration for deities; for example, the Hindu goddess of wealth, Lakshmi, is also known as Sree.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shri in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shri in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of shri in a Sentence

  1. Naveen Patnaik:

    Shri Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha since 2000, adored by millions, for his ... Each bone of my body is secular. ...

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Ram Navami is celebrated in India, with the greatest love and devotion to Lord Shri Ram, Maryada Purushottam King, who embodied and represented Truth, Honesty and Purity. We all learn the best ethics and righteous ways to lead our lives from the examples set by Lord Shri Ram, even today. May Lord Shri Ram Bless You!

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    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    • A. abhor
    • B. affront
    • C. summon
    • D. famish

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