Cula, aka: Cūla, Cūḷā, Cūḷa; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

Cula means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise 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.

—maṇi (m.) a jewel worn in a crest or diadem, a jewelled crest J.I, 65; II, 122; V, 441. (Page 271)

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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)

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

Marathi-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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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.

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