A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SRI

Thu, 2 Dec '21
Hindu honorific
Sat, 23 Oct '21
___ Chinmoy, onetime Indian spiritual leader
Wed, 29 Sep '21
___ Lanka
Wed, 4 Aug '21
___ Lankan
Sun, 27 Jun '21
Polite form of address similar to "Mr." or "Ms."
Thu, 11 Feb '21
Honorific from Sanskrit