Cilli, Cillī: 9 definitions
Cilli means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Chilli.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Cillī (चिल्ली) is a Sanskrit word referring to Chenopodium album (lamb's quarters), from the Amaranthaceae family. Certain plant parts of Cillī are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. The plant is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”. The plant is cultivated and consumed throughout Northern India. Other commonly used English names include: “melde”, “goosefoot” and “fat-hen”.Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I
Cilli (चिल्लि) or Chilli (छिल्लि)—Sanskrit word for a bird corresponding to “merlin”. This animal is from the group called Prasaha (‘carnivorous birds’). Prasaha itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Jāṅghala (living in high ground and in a jungle).Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India
Cilli (चिल्लि) refers to a type of vegetable, according to the Suśrutasaṃhitā Sūtrasthāna 46.334, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Suśruta refers to the vegetable flowers, leaves, fruits, stems and bulbs. Of the pot herbs satīna, vāstuka, cuñcu, cilli, green radish, maṇḍūkaparṇī and jivantī were regarded the best.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Cillī (चिल्ली).—A cricket; cf. झिल्लिका (jhillikā).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Cilli (चिल्लि).—[masculine] a cert. bird of prey; [feminine] (also cillī) a kind of pot-herb.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Cillī (चिल्ली):—[from cilla > cill] f. = llakā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] for bhillī (Symplocos racemosa), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] = lli q.v.
4) Cilli (चिल्लि):—[from cill] m. a kind of bird of prey (cf. cilla and gāṅgacillī), [Suśruta i, 7, 4 and 46, 2, 21]
5) [v.s. ...] f. a kind of pot herb (llī, [Caraka; 1, 27, 88; Suśruta i, iv, vi]), i, 20, 2.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Cilli (ಚಿಲ್ಲಿ):—[noun] = ಚಿಲ್ಲ [cilla]1.
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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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 103 - How to Meditate on Kṛṣṇa in Vaiśākha < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
Amarakoshodghatana of Kshirasvamin (study) (by A. Yamuna Devi)