Coli, Colī: 4 definitions


Coli means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Choli.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Colī (चोली) refers to the “bodice” (the sleeveless undergarment of a woman).

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cōḷī (चोळी).—f (cōlī S) A sort of sleeved breastcoat of women. It differs from kañcukī or kāñcōḷī in being tied in front. 2 The body-part (of an aṅgarakhā &c.) opp. to the ghēra or ghōḷa (skirt). 3 fig. Land granted in Inam to a female.

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

cōḷī (चोळी).—f A sort of sleeved breastcoat of women.

context information

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

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

1) Colī (चोली):—[from cola] f. a jacket, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc. [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) [v.s. ...] a Cola woman, [Vikramāṅkadeva-carita, by Bilhaṇa v, 89.]

context information

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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