Ali, Āli: 18 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Ali means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Aali.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Āli (आलि) refers to (1) “a ridge or mound of earth crossing ditches or dividing fields” or (2) a “causeway” or a “bridge” (e.g., rāmāli, ‘Rāma’s Bridge’, i.e., Setubandha). In Assamese Āli is used in the first sense and means also “a road”.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Ali (अलि) [or Aḷi] is another name for “Bhṛṅgarāja” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning ali] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Acta Orientalia vol. 74 (2013): Historical sequence of the Vaiṣṇava Divyadeśas

Āḻi or Nakari refers to one of the 108 Vaishnava Divya Desam (divyadeśas or divyasthalas), located in the topographical division of Cōḻanāṭu (“Chola country”), according to the 9th century Nālāyirativviyappirapantam (shortly Nālāyiram).—Tradition would record the Vaiṣṇava divyadeśas or divyasthalas are 108. The divyadeśa is a base of the cult of Viṣṇu in Viṣṇuism [Vaiṣṇavism] tradition. The list of 108 [viz., Āḻi] seems to have reached maturation by about the early 9th century CE as all the deśas are extolled in the hymns of the twelve Āḻvārs.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Āli.—(Chamba), wet land, irrigable land; also called kohlī. Note: āli is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ali : (m.) 1. a bee; 2. a scorpion. || āli (f.), a dike; embankment.

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

1) Āli, 2 & Āḷi (f.) (Sk. ālī) a dike, embankment Vin.II, 256; M.III, 96; A.II, 166 (°pabbheda); III, 28; J.I, 336; III, 533, 334. (Page 109)

2) Āli, 1 (m. or f.? (Sk. āḷi) a certain kind of fish J.V, 405. (Page 109)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ali (अलि).—m S A large black bee.

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aḷī (अळी).—f (ali S) A maggot which infests grain and fruit: also a little caterpillar-like creature found upon leaves. 2 A lane, an alley, a row. 3 The mark (or, among the Gujarathis, ) placed in papers of accounts before any fractional item (of money, measures &c.) indicating the absence of the integral sum or quantity: corresponding, therefore, with our (॥). 4 A cavity made around the foot of trees &c. See aḷēṃ Sig. I. 5 Importunate begging or beseeching. Usually āḷa.

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ālī (आली).—f S A female friend or companion; a confidante.

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āḷī (आळी).—f (Poetry.) Unreasonable longings or importunate begging (of a child &c.) Ex. māya- bāpāpuḍhēṃ lēṅkurācī āḷī || āṇīka hē pāḷī kōṇa laḷē || 2 Commonly aḷī.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ali (अलि).—m A large black bee.

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aḷī (अळी).—f A lane. The mark placed in pa- pers of accounts before any fraction- al item. (aḷīmiḷī gupaciḷī An ex- pression used by children for enjoin- ing dead silence.) A cavity made around the foot of trees.

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ālī (आली).—f A female friend; a confidante.

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āḷī (आळी).—f Unreasonable longings. A lane.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ali (अलि).—[al-in Uṇ.4.138]

1) A black bee.

2) A scorpion.

3) A crow.

4) The (Indian) cuckoo.

5) The sign of the zodiac called वृश्चिक (vṛścika).

6) Spirituous liquor. cf.......अलिः पङ्क्तौ च वृश्चिके । भृङ्गे वयस्यां भूमौ स्यात् (aliḥ paṅktau ca vṛścike | bhṛṅge vayasyāṃ bhūmau syāt)... ()| Nm.

Derivable forms: aliḥ (अलिः).

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Āli (आलि).—a. Useless, idle, unmeaning.

2) Honest, sincere (viśadāśaya).

-liḥ 1 A scorpion.

2) A bee.

-liḥ, -lī f.

1) A female companion or friend (of a woman); निवार्यतामालि किमप्ययं बटुः (nivāryatāmāli kimapyayaṃ baṭuḥ) Ku.5.83,7.68; Amaru.28.

2) A row, range, continuous line; (cf. āvali); तोयान्त- र्भास्करालीव रेजे मुनिपरम्परा (toyānta- rbhāskarālīva reje muniparamparā) Ku.6.49; रथ्यालि (rathyāli) Amaru.89; खद्योतालि (khadyotāli) Me.83.

3) A line, streak.

4) A bridge.

5) A dike.

6) A line, race, family.

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Ālī (आली).—= आलि (āli). q. v. भास्करालीव रेजे मुनिपरंपरा (bhāskarālīva reje muniparaṃparā) Ku.

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Ālī (आली).—4 Ā.

1) To settle down upon; निर्भिद्योपरि कर्णिकारकुसुमान्यालीयते षट्पदः (nirbhidyopari karṇikārakusumānyālīyate ṣaṭpadaḥ) V.2.23.

2) To faint; मुहूरालीयते भीता (muhūrālīyate bhītā) Mb.

3) To melt.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Āli (आलि).—f. (m. ? nom. āliḥ), (1) small ditch (for water): Mahāvyutpatti 4177 = Tibetan yur phran; compare the Pali (and Sanskrit Lex.) meaning dike; (2) a-series (i.e. a plus āli), name for a series of syllables (chiefly vowels and combinations of a or ā with semivowels), used as a magic formula in Sādhanamālā, and defined there 478.7 ff. Cf. kāli.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ali (अलि).—m.

(-liḥ) 1. A large black bee. 2. A scorpion. 3. The sign Scorpio. 4. A crow. 5. The Kokila or Indian cuckoo. 6. Spirituous liquor. E. ala to be able, &c. iṇ Unadi aff.

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Āli (आलि).—mfn. sub. (-liḥ-liḥ or lī-li) 1. Pure, honest, sincere. 2. Useless, idle, unmeaning. f. (-liḥ-lī) 1. A woman’s female frined. 2. A row or range, a continuous line. 3. A ridge or mound of earth, crossing ditches, dividing fields, &c. 2. A line, a race or family. m.

(-liḥ) 1. A scorpion. 2. A bee; see ali. E. ala to adorn, to be able, &c. affix iṇ and the pen. made long; also ālī, affix ṅīpa.

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Ālī (आली).—f. (-lī) 1. A female friend. 2. A row or range. 3. A field, boundary or mound: see āli.

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

Ali (अलि).—m. A bee.

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Āli (आलि).—i. e. ā-lī, I. m. A bee, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 203. Ii. Also ālī, f. 1. A woman’s female friend, [Kumārasaṃbhava, (ed. Stenzler.)] 5, 83. 2. A line, [Amaruśataka, (ed. Calcutt.)] 89; [Pañcatantra] 203, 6.

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

Ali (अलि).—[masculine] bee; kula [neuter] a flight of bees.

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Āli (आलि).—1. ālī [feminine] female friend.

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Ālī (आली).—[feminine] female friend.

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Āli (आलि).—2. ālī [feminine] line, row; swarm (of bees).

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Ālī (आली).—[feminine] line, row; swarm (of bees).

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Ālī (आली).—cling or adhere to ([locative]), sit down upon or in, stoop, cower, hide.

Ālī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and (ली).

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

1) Ali (अलि):—1. ali m. (for alin, [from] ala q.v.) ‘possessed of a sting’, a (large black) bee, [Raghuvaṃśa] etc.

2) a scorpion, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) a crow, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) the Indian cuckoo, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) spirituous liquor, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) 2. ali m. (in the Apabhraṃśa dialect) for ari, enemy ([plural] alayas for arayas), [Patañjali]

7) also alavas is mentioned as a corrupt pronunciation for aryas, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

8) Āli (आलि):—m. (cf. ali), a scorpion

9) Scorpio in the zodiac, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

10) a bee, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

11) f. a woman’s female friend, [Kumāra-sambhava; Sāhitya-darpaṇa; Amaru-śataka; Śiśupāla-vadha] etc.

12) Ālī (आली):—[from āli] a f. a woman’s female friend, [Kumāra-sambhava; Sāhitya-darpaṇa; Amaru-śataka; Śiśupāla-vadha] etc.

13) Āli (आलि):—a row, range, continuous line, a swarm (cf. āvali), [Amaru-śataka; Kumāra-sambhava; Raghuvaṃśa]

14) a ridge or mound of earth crossing ditches or dividing fields etc., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

15) a dike, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

16) a ditch, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

17) a line, race, family, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

18) mfn. useless, idle, unmeaning, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

19) pure, honest, secure, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

20) Ālī (आली):—[=ā-√lī] b [Ātmanepada] -līyate, to come close to;

—to settle down upon;

—to stoop, crouch, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Raghuvaṃśa etc.]

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

1) Ali (अलि):—(liḥ) 2. m. A black bee; scorpion; crow; cuckoo; liquor.

2) Āli (आलि):—(liḥ) 2. m. A scorpion; a bee. f. A woman’s female friend; a row, a range. a. Useless; pure.

3) Ālī (आली):—(lī) 3. f. A female friend; a row; a field. Vide āliḥ.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Ali (अलि):—m. [Die Uṇādi-Affixe 4, 140.]

1) Krähe [Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma] —

2) der indische Kuckuck ebend. —

3) Scorpion [Amarakoṣa 2, 5, 14.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 129.] [Hārāvalī 218.] Vgl. alin . —

4) Biene [Amarakoṣa 2, 5, 29. 3, 4, 19.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 380.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1212] (nach dem [Scholiast] auch f.) [Anekārthasaṃgraha 2, 474.] [Medinīkoṣa l. 2.] [Pañcatantra I, 203.] [Hitopadeśa I, 182.] [Raghuvaṃśa 9, 43. 12, 102.] [Sāhityadarpana 21, 1.] [Śiśupālavadha 4, 57.] alikuṇḍale (voc.) [Śrutabodha 41.] Vgl. alin . —

5) ein berauschendes Getränk [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 380.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 2, 474.] [Medinīkoṣa l. 2.]

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Āli (आलि):—1. m.

1) Scorpion [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1211.] [Weber’s Indische Studien 2, 260.] —

2) Biene [Scholiast] zu [Amarakoṣa] und angeblich [Hārāvalī] [Śabdakalpadruma] — Vgl. ali, ālin .

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Āli (आलि):—2. f.

1) Freundin eines Frauenzimmers [Amarakoṣa 2, 6, 1, 12. 3, 4, 200.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 381.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 529.] [Anekārthasaṃgraha 2, 475.] [Medinīkoṣa l. 3.] Die von den Schol. zu [Amarakoṣa] aufgeführte Form ālī erscheint [Kumārasaṃbhava 5, 83.] [Sāhityadarpana 71, 11.] [Amaruśataka 23] (ālījanaḥ). —

2) Streifen, Strich, Linie, Zug [Amarakoṣa 2, 4, 1, 4. 3, 4, 200.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1423.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] rathyāli die Linie, die eine Strasse bildet, [Amaruśataka 89.] vanālīḥ (acc. pl.) [Prabodhacandrodaja 101, 17.] mit der Länge: jalabudbudālīva [Pañcatantra 203, 6.] toyāntarbhāskarālīva reje muniparaṃparā [Kumārasaṃbhava 6, 49.] khadyotālī [Meghadūta 79.] Vgl. āvali, woraus āli entstanden sein kann. —

3) Damm [Amarakoṣa 2, 1, 14.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 381.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 965.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] —

4) kleiner Graben [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 102.] —

5) Verwandtschaftsreihe, Reihenfolge in der Abstammung [Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma]

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Āli (आलि):—3. adj.

1) unnütz, zwecklos (anartha) [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 2, 475.] —

2) von lauterer Gesinnungsweise (viśadāśaya) [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa l. 2.]

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Āli (आलि):—1.

2) hierher stellt [BENFEY] [Pañcatantra I, 203], wo aber ali anzunehmen ist.

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Āli (आलि):—2.

1) ālī [Halāyudha 2, 332.] —

2) viśīrṇā dantāliḥ [Spr. 4965.] ālī [Halāyudha 4, 36.] —

3) ālī [Halāyudha 3, 54.]

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Ali (अलि):—, ali oder āli der Scorpion im Thierkreise [Sūryasiddhānta 12, 66.] — he []layaḥ Apabhraṃśa für he rayaḥ Feinde [Patañjali] [?a. a. O.1,6,a.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Ali (अलि):—1. m.

1) Biene [220,19.248,25.] [Indische sprüche 7691.] —

2) *Scorpion.

3) der Scorpion im Thierkreise (könne auch alin sein). —

4) *Krähe.

5) *der indische Kuckuck.

6) *Branntwein.

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Ali (अलि):—2. m. Apabhraṃśa-Form für ari Feind.

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Āli (आलि):—1. Adj. —

1) unnütz , zwecklos.

2) von lauterer Gesinnung.

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Āli (आलि):—2. m.

1) *Scorpion.

2) der Scorpion im Thierkreise.

3) *Biene.

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Āli (आलि):—3. und ([Kumāras 7,68]) f. Freundin.

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Āli (आलि):—4. f.

1) Streifen , Strich , Linie , Zug. Auch . ṣaṭpadālī Bienenschwarm [Raghuvaṃśa 6,69.] Am Ende eines adj. Comp. ālika [Hāsy 15.] —

2) *Genealogie.

3) *Damm.

4) *kleiner Graben.

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