Balli, Ballī: 4 definitions


Balli means something in 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.

India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Balli (“lizard”) is the name of an exogamous sept (family) of the Balijas (a trading caste of the Telugu country). The Balija people are Kshatriyas of the Lunar Race. The name Balija is said to be derived from the Sanskrit bali (a sacrifice) and ja (born), signifying that the Balijas owe their origin to the performance of a yagam.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ballī (बल्ली).—f A pole for impelling a boat in shallow water.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ballī (बल्ली):—(nf) a pole, long wooden staff; ~[lliyoṃ uchalanā] to be on high ropes.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Baḷḷi (ಬಳ್ಳಿ):—

1) [noun] any plant whose stems puts out tendrils or rootlets by which it can creep along a surface as it grows; a creeper.

2) [noun] the vine Piper betle of Piperaceae family; betel pepper.

3) [noun] a length of a rope or cord.

4) [noun] the crooked part of something; a hook.

5) [noun] the sign used to represent graphically a vowel (esp. the long 'ಈ') that is joined with a consonant.

6) [noun] connection of persons by blood; relation.

7) [noun] a child as related to its parent or family; an offspring.

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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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