sri

noun
\ ˈsrē How to pronounce sri (audio) , ˈshrē \
variants: or less commonly \ ˈshrē How to pronounce shri (audio) , ˈsrē \

Definition of sri

used as a conventional title of respect when addressing or speaking of a distinguished Indian

First Known Use of sri

1799, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sri

Sanskrit śrī, literally, beauty, majesty; akin to Greek kreiōn ruler, master

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“Sri.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sri. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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