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English translation: Lost/Vanished/Exterminated

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Malay term or phrase:Sirna
English translation:Lost/Vanished/Exterminated
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19:07 Jun 5, 2001
Malay to English translations [PRO]
Marketing
Malay term or phrase: Sirna
The only context that comes to mind is the brand name 'Sirna Sari'. I'd appreciate any other examples too.
xxxA-MMI
Malaysia
Local time: 14:46
lost, vanished
Explanation:
Sirna is a Sanskrit word meaning lost or vanished. It is commonly used in Indonesia on the island of Java.

Hope this helps.
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Katriana Vader
United States
Local time: 22:46
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Thanks Katriana.
Thanks to Ramona too for actually doing a search on it (I would have given you points on initiative if I could).
I looked it up myself, and came up with not only 'vanished' and 'lost', but 'exterminated'.
Isn't it a little strange for a cosmetics company to have the name Sirna Sari then? A 'Lost Flower'? An 'Exterminated Flower'???
That's what puzzled me the most. Makes me wonder if they meant 'Sinar'.

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3 hrs
lost, vanished


Explanation:
Sirna is a Sanskrit word meaning lost or vanished. It is commonly used in Indonesia on the island of Java.

Hope this helps.


    Unabridged Malay-English Dictionary (R.O. Winstedt)
Katriana Vader
United States
Local time: 22:46
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4
Grading comment
Thanks Katriana.
Thanks to Ramona too for actually doing a search on it (I would have given you points on initiative if I could).
I looked it up myself, and came up with not only 'vanished' and 'lost', but 'exterminated'.
Isn't it a little strange for a cosmetics company to have the name Sirna Sari then? A 'Lost Flower'? An 'Exterminated Flower'???
That's what puzzled me the most. Makes me wonder if they meant 'Sinar'.
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12 hrs
see explanation


Explanation:
I'm not sure what it is but I did a search on Google and apart from getting a lot of families with the name Sirna, I came across a website which sounds Indonesian. Perhaps the meaning can be derived from its content.

Check out: http://www.hidayatullah.com/sahid/9910/usrah.htm

Title of the article is "Komunikasi Terbuka, Persoalan Sirna"


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Ramona Ali
Local time: 14:46
Native speaker of: Native in MalayMalay
PRO pts in pair: 227
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