Ankuli, Aṅkulī, Aṅkuli: 4 definitions


Ankuli means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology, Tamil. 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Ankuli in India is the name of a plant defined with Bryonopsis laciniosa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cayaponia laciniosa (L.) C. Jeffrey (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Species Plantarum
· Ann. Sci. Nat. (1860)
· Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique (1866)
· Kew Bulletin (1962)
· Bibliotheca Botanica (1929)
· Journal of Botany, being a second series of the Botanical Miscellany (1841)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Aṅkulī (अङ्कुली):—[from aṅk] f. a cat ([varia lectio] akulī), [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Ankuli 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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Aṅkuli (அங்குலி) noun < aṅguli.

1. Finger or toe; விரல். (திவா.) அங்குலி யெண்களி னமைத்து [viral. (thiva.) anguli yenkali namaithu] (பெரியபுராணம் ஆனாய. [periyapuranam anaya.] 13).

2. Finger-ring, toe-ring; மோதிரம். மேல்விரல் தனக்கு மங்குலி பொருத்தி [mothiram. melviral thanakku manguli poruthi] (பாரதம் திரெள. [paratham thirela.] 30).

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Aṅkuli (அங்குலி) noun < aṅguli.

1. The tip of an elephant’s trunk; யானைத்துதிக்கையின் நுனி. அக்கிரி குலங்கள்விடு மங்குலியி னுண்டிவலை [yanaithuthikkaiyin nuni. akkiri kulangalvidu manguliyi nundivalai] (கலிங்கத்துப்பரணி [kalingathupparani] 285).

2. Aivirali, a creeper bearing red fruits; ஐவிரலி. (பரிபாசை அகராதி) [aivirali. (paripasai agarathi)]

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Aṅkuli (அங்குலி) noun perhaps from aṅgula. (Yoga Philosophy) The space between the eye-brows, considered as the seat of the soul; ஆன்மாவின் இருப்பிடமாகக் கருதப்படும் புருவமத்திய ஸ்தானம். அங்குலி கூடி யகப்புறம் [anmavin iruppidamagak karuthappadum puruvamathiya sthanam. anguli kudi yagappuram] (திருமந். [thiruman.] 1191).

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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