Anguli, aka: Aṅgulī, Aṅguli; 7 Definition(s)

Introduction

Anguli means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Aṅguli (अङ्गुलि, “finger”) refers to the “ten fingers”, from which the Buddha emitted numerous rays when he smiled with his whole body after contemplating the entire universe, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV).—Accordingly, having himself arranged the lion-seat, the Bhagavat sat down cross-legged; holding his body upright and fixing his attention, he entered into the samādhirājasamādhi. Then, having tranquilly come out of this samādhi and having contemplated the entire universe with his divine eye (divyacakṣus), the Bhagavat smiled with his whole body. Wheels with a thousand spokes imprinted on the soles of his feet (pādatala) shoot out six hundred prabhedakoṭi of rays. In the same way, beams of six hundred prabhedakoṭi of rays are emitted from his ten fingers (aṅguli).

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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India history and geogprahy

Aṅguli.—(IE 8-6), a linear measure equal to the breadth of the middle finger. Note: aṅguli is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

See also (synonyms): Aṅgula.

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Aṅguli.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘ten’; sometimes used to indicate ‘twenty’. Note: aṅguli is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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

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aṅguli : (f.) finger; toe.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Aṅgulī, & Aṅguli (thus always in cpds.) (f.) (Vedic aṅgulī & °i; see aṅga) a finger A.IV, 127; Sn.610; J.III, 416; IV, 474; V, 215 (vaṭṭ° with rounded fingers); Miln.395; DhA.II, 59; IV, 210; SnA 229.

—patodaka nudging with the fingers Vin.III, 84 = IV.110; D.I, 91 = A.IV, 343. —pada finger-mark A.IV, 127 = S.III, 154. —poṭha snapping or cracking the fingers J.V, 67. —muddikā a signet ring Vin.II, 106; J.IV, 498; V, 439, 467. —saṅghaṭṭana° = poṭha DA.I, 256. (Page 7)

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

aṅguli (अंगुलि).—f (S) A finger or a toe.

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aṅguḷī (अंगुळी).—f (aṅguli S) A finger or a toe. Pr. sujalī aṃ0 ḍōṅgarā ēvaḍhī hōṇāra nāhīṃ.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aṅguli (अंगुलि) [-ḷī, -ळी].—f A finger or toe.

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

Aṅguli (अङ्गुलि) or Aṅgulī (अङ्गुली).—f. [aṅg-uli Uṇ.4.2]

1) A finger (the names of the 5 fingers are aṅguṣṭha thumb, tarjanī forefinger, madhyamā middle finger, anāmikā ring-finger, and kaniṣṭhā or kaniṣṭhikā the little finger); a toe (of the foot); एकविंशोऽयं पुरुषः दश हस्त्या अङ्गुलयो दश पाद्या आत्मैकविंशः (ekaviṃśo'yaṃ puruṣaḥ daśa hastyā aṅgulayo daśa pādyā ātmaikaviṃśaḥ) Ait. Br.

2) The thumb, great toe.

3) The tip of an elephant's trunk. cf. Mātaṅga L.6.9.

4) The measure अङ्गुल (aṅgula).

5) Name of the tree गजकर्णिका (gajakarṇikā). (Mar. kākaḍī ?)

6) Penis (?).

Derivable forms: aṅguliḥ (अङ्गुलिः).

See also (synonyms): aṅguri.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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Aṅgulisandeśa (अङ्गुलिसन्देश).—m. (-śaḥ) 1. Snapping the finger joints. 2. Making signs, talkin...
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Utthitāṅguli (उत्थिताङ्गुलि).—m. (-liḥ) The palm of the hand with the fingers extended. E. utth...
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Aṅgulimudrikā (अङ्गुलिमुद्रिका) or Aṅgulīmudrikā (अङ्गुलीमुद्रिका).—a seal-ring. इयमङ्गुलिमुद्र...
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Aṅgulisphoṭana (अङ्गुलिस्फोटन) or Aṅgulīsphoṭana (अङ्गुलीस्फोटन).—[aṅgulyormoṭanaṃ mardanaṃ sph...
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Aṅgulitāraṇa (अङ्गुलितारण) or Aṅgulītāraṇa (अङ्गुलीतारण).—[aṅguleḥ toraṇamiva kṛtam] a mark on ...
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Patrāṅguli (पत्राङ्गुलि).—drawing lines of painting with the finger on the person (throat, fore...
Madhyamanguli
Madhyamāṅguli (मध्यमाङ्गुलि).—the middle finger. Derivable forms: madhyamāṅguliḥ (मध्यमाङ्गुलिः...
Antimanguli
Antimāṅguli (अन्तिमाङ्गुलि).—the little finger (kaniṣṭhikā).Derivable forms: antimāṅguliḥ (अन्त...
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Anguliveshta
Aṅguliveṣṭa (अङ्गुलिवेष्ट) or Aṅgulīveṣṭa (अङ्गुलीवेष्ट).—ring; अङ्गदान्यङ्गुलीवेष्टान् (aṅgadā...

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