Cula, Cūla, Cūḷā, Cūḷa: 8 definitions

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Cula means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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.

The Sanskrit terms Cūḷā and Cūḷa can be transliterated into English as Cula or Culia, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chula.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Cūḻā.—(IA 11), tresses; cf. cūdā. Note: cūḻā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

cūla : (adj.) small; minor. || cūḷā (f.) crest; a lock of hair left on the crown of the head; cockscomb.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Cūḷā, (f.) (Vedic cūḍā. to cūḍa)=cūḷa, usually in sense of crest only, esp. denoting the lock of hair left on the crown of the head when the rest of the head is shaved (cp. Anglo-Indian chuḍā & Gujarāti choṭali) J.I, 64, 462; V, 153, 249 (pañcacūḷā kumārā); DhA.I, 294; as mark of distinction of a king J.III, 211; V, 187; of a servant J.VI, 135.—a cock’s comb J.II, 410; III, 265.

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Cūḷa, (Sk. cūḍa & cūlikā) 1. swelling, protuberance; root, knot, crest. As kaṇṇa-cūḷa the root of an elephant’s ear J.VI, 488. aḍḍha-cūḷa a measure (see aḍḍha). See also cūlikā.—2. (adj.) see culla. (Page 271)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

culā (चुला).—m culāṇa n cullā m (culli S) A large fireplace or cooking stove; a stove without a hob.

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cūla (चूल).—f (cūllī S) A fireplace; a semicircular erection of earth, to contain the fire in its cavity and support the cooking vessel on its rim. culīcēṃ lākūḍa culīntaca jaḷēla Firewood must come at last to the fireplace. culīcēṃ lākūḍa culīntaca jaḷāvēṃ or culīnta barēṃ Every thing should be used or disposed of in its own place. culīnta jāṇēṃ To go to pot (to be destroyed, spoiled, or lost). culīṃ- tūna nighūna vailānta paḍaṇēṃ To fall out of the frying pan into the fire. culīmadhyēṃ māñjarēṃ vyālīṃ āhēta Expresses extreme desolation or hard poverty. culīlā virajaṇa paḍaṇēṃ To be extinguished--the fire of the fireplace.

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cūḷa (चूळ).—m f (culaka S) The palm of the hand as hollowed to contain a liquid.

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

cūla (चूल).—f A fireplace. culīta khāṇēṃ Go to pot or to be destroyed.culīntūna nighūna vailānta paḍaṇēṃ To fall out of the frying pan into the fire. culīmadhyēṃ māñjarē vyālīṃ āhēta There is extreme desolution or poverty.

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cūḷa (चूळ).—m f The palm of the hand as hollowed to contain a liquid.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cūla (चूल).—Hair.

-lā 1 An upper room.

2) A crest.

3) The crest of a comet; cf. चूडा (cūḍā).

Derivable forms: cūlaḥ (चूलः).

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

Cūlā (चूला).—f.

(-lā) 1. An upper room, a room on the top of a house. 2. A crest. E. cūl to rise, affixes aṅ and ṭāp: see cūḍā.

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

1) Cula (चुल):—[from cul] [gana] 1. balādi (vula, [Kāśikā-vṛtti])

2) Cūla (चूल):—m. (= cūḍa), Name of a man, [Bṛhad-āraṇyaka-upaniṣad vi, 3, 9]

3) Cūlā (चूला):—[from cūla] f. the nucleus of a comet, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā xi, 9 and 21] (ifc.)

4) [v.s. ...] the tonsure ceremony, [Raghuvaṃśa iii, 28] (ifc.; caula, S)

5) [v.s. ...] a top-room of a house, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] cf. uc-.

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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. 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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