Cil, Cīl, Cīḻ: 10 definitions


Cil 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chil.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Cil in India is the name of a plant defined with Strychnos potatorum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Strychnos heterodoxa Gilg (among others).

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

· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie (1899)
· Supplementum Plantarum (1781)
· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzenge schichte und Pflanzengeographie (1893)
· Flore de Madagascar et des Comores (1984)
· E-Journal of Chemistry (2007)
· Genera Plantarum (1873)

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cil (चिल्).—6 P. (cilati) To put on clothes.

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Cil (चिल्).—1 P. (cillati, cillita)

1) To become loose, be slack or flaccid.

2) To act wantonly, sport.

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

Cil (चिल्).—[cila] r. 6th cl. (cilati) To put on clothes. tu-pa-aka seṭ .

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

Cil (चिल्).—i. 6, [Parasmaipada.] To put on clothes.

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

Cil (चिल्):—[class] 6. lati, to put on clothes, [Dhātupāṭha xxviii, 63] (cf. cela.)

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

Cil (चिल्):—(śa) cilati 6. a. To put on clothes, to dress.

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Cil 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Cīḷ (ಚೀಳ್):—[noun] = ಚೀಱಾಟ [cirata].

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Cil (சில்) < சின்-மை. [sin-mai.] cf. śithila. adjectival

1. Some, few; சில. [sila.]

2. Small, slight; அற்பமான. விராவு சில்லுணா மிசைந்தனர் [arpamana. viravu silluna misainthanar] (கந்தபு. வள். [kanthapu. val.] 209).

3. Fine; நுண்மையான. [nunmaiyana.] (திருக்கோவையார் [thirukkovaiyar] 196, உரை. [urai.]) — noun

1. Small piece, as of broken glass; potsherd, etc.; சிறு துண்டு. கண்ணாடிச்சில். [siru thundu. kannadichil.]

2. Small patch of cloth; ஓட்டுச் சீலை. [ottus silai.]

3. Anything flat and round, as eye-glass, wheel; வட்டமானது. [vattamanathu.]

4. Wheel, as of a car; உருளை. [urulai.]

5. A kind of hair-ornament; ஒருவகைத் தலையணி. [oruvagaith thalaiyani.] Local usage

6. Flat round stone or seed of a sea-plant; கடற்சில். [kadarsil.] (J.)

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Cil (சில்) noun Sound, noise; ஆரவாரம். [aravaram.] (W.)

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Cīl (சீல்) noun < Urdu cilla. Kite, Milvus govinda; பருந்து. [parunthu.] (M. M. 170.)

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Cīl (சீல்) noun < English Seal; முத்திரை. [muthirai.] Mod.

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Cīḻ (சீழ்) noun < சீ-. [si-.] [Telugu: cīmu, K. kīvu.] Pus; புண்ணின் சீ. [punnin si.]

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Cīḻ (சீழ்) noun See சீழ்க்கை. [sizhkkai.] (W.)

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Cil (சில்) noun probably from சின்-மை. [sin-mai.]

1. Lid, cover; மூடி. [mudi.] Local usage

2. Spectacles; மூக்குக்கண்ணாடி. (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [mukkukkannadi. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

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Cīl (சீல்) noun < śīla. Good conduct; சீலம். சீலுறு தெக்கணை கேளா [silam. siluru thekkanai kela] (உபதேசகாண்டம் சிவநாம. [upathesagandam sivanama.] 123).

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