Akuli, Akulin, Ākuli, Ākulī, Akulī: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Akulin (अकुलिन्) refers to one who is “not of a noble lineage”, and is used by the evil-minded Dakṣa to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.29. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] Dakṣa on hearing those words of his daughter looked at Satī cruelly and said thus to her. Dakṣa said:—‘[...] Your husband Śiva is known to the wise as inauspicious. He is not of a noble lineage (akulin). He is the king of goblins, ghosts and spirits. He is excluded from Vedic rites’”

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ākulī, (-puppha) at KhA 60 (milāta°) read (according to Index p. 870) as milāta-bakula-puppha. Vism.260 (id. p.) however reads ākulī-puppha “tangle-flower” (?), cp. Ud.5, gāthā 7 bakkula, which is preferably to be read as pākula. (Page 94)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ākuli (आकुलि).—m. Name of an Asura priest.

Derivable forms: ākuliḥ (आकुलिः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ākuli (आकुलि).—[masculine] [Name] of an Asura priest.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ākuli (आकुलि):—[from ā-kula] m.Name of an Asura priest’ See kilāta.

2) Ākulī (आकुली):—[from ā-kula] (for ākula in [compound] with √1. kṛ and bhū and their derivatives).

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Akuli in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ākuḷi (ಆಕುಳಿ):—[noun] a small hand drum, played usu. in temples.

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Ākuḷi (ಆಕುಳಿ):—

1) [noun] a person who tends to pick up the left over grains on the agricultural field; a person who lives on such collection; a gleaner.

2) [noun] the act of picking up the best among the lot.

3) [noun] the remainder after the good ones are taken out.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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