Ali, Āli: 27 definitions

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Ali means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Alli in the Telugu language is the name of a plant identified with Diospyros ferrea (Willd.) Bakh. from the Ebenaceae (Ebony) family having the following synonyms: Diospyros angustifolia, Diospyros vera, Diospyros ferrea. For the possible medicinal usage of alli, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Alli in the Telugu language is the name of a plant identified with Memecylon angustifolium Wight from the Melastomataceae (Melastome) family.

Ali [அலி] in the Tamil language is the name of a plant identified with Linum usitatissimum L. from the Linaceae (Linseed) family.

Ali [ஆளி] in the Tamil language is the name of a plant identified with Lepidium sativum L. from the Brassicaceae (Mustard) family.

Alli [ಅಲ್ಲಿ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Memecylon umbellatum Burm.f. from the Melastomataceae (Melastome) family having the following synonyms: Memecylon molestum, Memecylon ramiflorum, Memecylon tinctorium.

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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Ali (अलि) refers to “liquor”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] One should make a level canopy [i.e., maṇḍapa] measuring sixteen (handspans) in a frightening forest, [...] O fair-faced one, one should then smear that place with the dung of a brown cow mixed with liquor [i.e., ali]. (The place) should abound with the fragrance of perfumed water and be fumigated with sandalwood and aloe. There, one should fashion twenty-four circles. One should fashion them in groups of six in the east, north, west, and south in the sequence in which worship takes place (of the sacred seats)”.

2) Ali (अलि) refers to one of the eight Servants (ceṭa-aṣṭaka) associated with Jālandhara (which is in the southern quarter), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—[...] The eight servants (ceṭāṣṭaka): Ali, Cīvara, Raktākṣa, Kṛṣṇa, Pakṣa, Khāṭaka, Somāda, Dhūmaka.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

1) Āli (आलि) refers to a “flock” (of swans), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.7.—Accordingly, after the Goddess (Umā/Śivā) incarnated as Pārvatī by becoming the daughter of Menā:—“[...] O sage, the goddess Śivā when the suitable time for her education arrived learnt all the lores from a good preceptor, with concentrated mind and great pleasure. Just as the flock of swans [i.e., haṃsa-āli] returns to the Gaṅgā in the autumnal season and just as the brilliant lustre manifests itself in the medicinal herbs during the night, so also all the learning of the previous birth returned to Kālī. O sage, thus I have described one of the divine sports of Śivā. I shall narrate another one of her divine sports. You listen to it lovingly”.

2) Ali (अलि) refers to “beer” (“liquor”), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.24 (“Śiva consents to marry Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Viṣṇu: “[...] O Indra, a man attains downfall even by conversing with a sensuous person. Great preceptors say that worldly enjoyment is a bitter beer mixed with sugar [i.e., sita-alisitāliteṃdravāruṇīm]. Although I know and realise all these, although I have specific wisdom yet I shall accede to your request and make it fruitful. I am definitely subservient to my devotees. Hence I may do everything. I am known all over the three worlds as one who performs ill fitting things. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Ālī (आली) is the name of a deity, according to the Ṭīkā Pot Worship [i.e., Kalaśapūjā] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Oṃ Jambhanī, Stambhanī, Mohanī, and Ākarṣaṇī, All works (are) thus a success, by your power of infatuation, Standing in an archer’s pose, with a beautiful flaming crown, Ālī and Kālī united [i.e., ālīkālīsamāyogaṃ], Śrī Saṃvara, the supreme being”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Ālī (आली) refers to a “line (of waves)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “A line of waves in a river (sarit-taraṅga-ālī) that has gone somewhere also returns but not for men the handsome form, strength, charm [and] gracefulness that has gone”.

Synonyms: Āvalī.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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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 Uṇādi-sūtra 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) Kumārasambhava 5.83,7.68; Amaruśataka 28.

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

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Ali (अलि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ali, Allī, Allīa, Āli, Ālī, Olī.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ali in German

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Ali (अलि):—(nm) see [bhauṃrā].

2) Ālī (आली) [Also spelled aali]:—(nf) (a woman’s) female friend; a row; range; (a) grand; excellent; ~[janāba/jāha] your Exalted Highness!; one occupying a preeminent position.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Ali (अलि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Ali.

2) Ali (अलि) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ali.

3) Āli (आलि) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ali.

4) Ālī (आली) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ālī.

5) Ālī (आली) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ālī.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ali (ಅಲಿ):—[adjective] there a) at or in that place; b) at that point.

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Ali (ಅಲಿ):—

1) [noun] any of a number of related large, hairy, yellow-and-black social bees (esp. genus Bombus); the bumble-bee.

2) [noun] any of an order (Scorpiones) of arachnids found in warm regions, with a front pair of nipping claws and a long, slender, jointed tail ending in a curved, poisonous sting; the scorpion.

3) [noun] any of a genus (Corvus, family Corvidae) of large, non-migratory passerine birds with glossy black plumage and a typical harsh call, including the raven, rook, and jackdaw; the crow.

4) [noun] the eighth sign of the zodiac, entered by the sun about October 24; Scorpio.

5) [noun] any alcoholic beverage; a liquor.

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Aḷi (ಅಳಿ):—

1) [verb] to die; to stop living; to become dead.

2) [verb] to cease to be seen; to go out of sight.

3) [verb] to destroy; to spoil; to obliterate.

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Aḷi (ಅಳಿ):—

1) [noun] destruction; ruin.

2) [noun] meanness; base quality.

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Aḷi (ಅಳಿ):—[noun] that quantity of liquid (esp. oil) that sticks to the measuring vessel.

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Aḷi (ಅಳಿ):—[noun] the tender feeling for another; love; affection.

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Aḷi (ಅಳಿ):—

1) [noun] any of a number of related large, hairy, yellow-and-black social bees (esp. genus Bombus); the bumble-bee.

2) [noun] any of an order (Scorpiones) of arachnids found in warm regions, with a front pair of nipping claws and a long, slender, jointed tail ending in a curved, poisonous sting; the scorpion.

3) [noun] any of a genus (Corvus, family Corvidae) of large, non-migratory passerine birds with glossy black plumage and a typical harsh call, including the raven, rook, and jackdaw; the crow.

4) [noun] the eighth sign of the zodiac, entered by the sun about October 24; Scorpio.

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Aḷi (ಅಳಿ):—

1) [noun] family.

2) [noun] the social status of a family.

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Aḷi (ಅಳಿ):—[noun] that which has not grown, not aged; a youngling.

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Aḷi (ಅಳಿ):—[noun] an alcoholic drink, esp. one made by distillation.

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Aḻi (ಅೞಿ):—

1) [verb] to cease from existence; to die.

2) [verb] to be destroyed, ruined or spoiled.

3) [verb] to go out of sight; to disappear.

4) [verb] to destroy; to ruin; to obliterate.

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Aḻi (ಅೞಿ):—

1) [noun] the act of destroying; an instance of being destroyed; downfall; destruction; devastation.

2) [noun] the quality of being mean, ignoble or contemptible; baseness; meanness.

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Aḻi (ಅೞಿ):—

1) [noun] the liquid (esp. an oil) that sticks to the measuring vessel.

2) [noun] ಅೞಿಬಿಡು [alibidu] ałibiḍu to measure a liquid (esp. oil) in excess, as to allow it to overflow the measuring vessel; ಅೞಿಬೀಳು [alibilu] ałibīḷu (the liquid being measured) to overflow or spill over the measuring vessel; ಅೞೀಮಟ [alimata] ałīmaṭa the state of being filled to the brim.

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Āli (ಆಲಿ):—[noun] = ಆಲಿಕಲ್ಲು [alikallu].

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Āli (ಆಲಿ):—

1) [noun] the contractile circular opening, apparently black, in the centre of the iris of the eye; pupil.

2) [noun] the eye itself.

3) [noun] a look; sight; gaze.

4) [noun] either of the two movable folds of flesh that cover and uncover the front of the eyeball; the eye-lid.

5) [noun] (dial.) an eye disease marked by irritation and redness of the eye.

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Āli (ಆಲಿ):—

1) [noun] the act or process of weaving.

2) [noun] the structure of the woven material.

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Āli (ಆಲಿ):—

1) [noun] a female friend.

2) [noun] a desire; a wish.

3) [noun] any of a series of such horizontal lines in parallel, as of seats in a theatre or airplane, etc.; a row.

4) [noun] a number of persons or things gathered closely together and forming a recognisable unit; a group.

5) [noun] a raised mound by the side of a lake.

6) [noun] any of broad-bodied, four-winged, hairy hymenopteran insects belonging to a large super family Apoidea, which gather pollen and nectar, have biting as well as sucking mouthparts; a bee.

7) [noun] any of arachnids of Scorpiones order found in warm regions, with a front pair of nipping claws and a long, slender, jointed tail ending in a curved, poisonous sting; a scorpion.

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Āḷi (ಆಳಿ):—[noun] extreme, often indignant, contempt for someone or something; utter disdain; scorn.

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Āḷi (ಆಳಿ):—

1) [noun] an act of cheating; deceit.

2) [noun] the quality of being unyielding, unrelenting or tenacious; tenacity; stubbornness.

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Āḷi (ಆಳಿ):—

1) [noun] a female friend.

2) [noun] a desire; a wish.

3) [noun] any of a series of such horizontal lines in parallel, as of seats in a theatre or vehicle, etc.; a row.

4) [noun] a number of persons or things gathered closely together and forming a recognisable unit; a group.

5) [noun] a raised mound by the side of a lake.

6) [noun] any of a large super family (Apoidea) of broad-bodied, four-winged, hairy hymenopteran insects that gather pollen and nectar, have biting as well as sucking mouthparts; a bee.

7) [noun] any of arachnids of Scorpiones order, in warm regions, having a front pair of nipping claws and a long, slender, jointed tail ending in a curved, poisonous sting; a scorpion.

8) [noun] an intimate association; friendship.

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Āḻi (ಆೞಿ):—

1) [noun] the act of cheating; deceit.

2) [noun] the quality or state of being tenacious; tenacity.

3) [noun] ಆೞಾೞಿ [alali] āłāłi high and undue tenacity.

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Āḻi (ಆೞಿ):—

1) [noun] a plane figure bounded by a single curved line, every point of which is equally distant from the point at the centre of the figure; a circle 2) a sharp circular missile-weapon; a discus-weapon.

2) [noun] royal power as symbolised by the discus-weapon.

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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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