Culi, Cūli, Cuḷī, Culī, Cuḻi, Cūḻi: 6 definitions

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Culi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.

The Sanskrit term Cuḷī can be transliterated into English as Culi or Culii, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chuli.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Cūli (चूलि).—A sage. Once Somadā, daughter of a gandharva women Ūrmilā, looked after this sage and well pleased with her service he asked her what she wanted and Somadā asked for a son by him. Cūli gave her a spiritual son of his and the boy was named Brahmadatta. This Brahmadatta married the hundred hunch-backed daughters of Kuśanābha. (Bāla Kāṇḍa, Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: archive.org: Indian Historical Quarterly Vol. 7 (shaivism)

Culī (चुली) refers to one of the twenty-four names of the Lāmās, according to the 8th-centry Jayadratha-yāmala.—While describing the special practices of the Lāmās mentions the special language to be used with them. This language is described as monosyllabic (ekākṣara-samullāpa) and may thus be considered to have belonged to the Sino-Tibetan family as the Lamas themselves belonged to the Tibetan group of mystics. The Lāmās [viz., Culī], according to this language, had 24 different names.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Culi in India is the name of a plant defined with Toona ciliata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Surenus microcarpa (C. DC.) Kuntze (among others).

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

· Der Gesellsschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin, neue Schriften (1803)
· Records of the Botanical Survey of India (1908)
· Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae (Mueller) (1858)
· Flora Yunnanica (1977)
· Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien. MathematischNaturwissenschaftliche Klasse. (1920)
· Familiarum Naturalium Regni Vegetabilis Monographicae (1846)

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cuḷī (चुळी).—f (Or cūḷa) The palm hollowed (to contain a liquid).

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

cuḷī (चुळी).—f The palm 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Cuḷi (ಚುಳಿ):—

1) [noun] the part of something that faces forward or is regarded as facing forward; most important side; forepart.

2) [noun] beginning a) a starting or commencing; b) the time of starting.

3) [noun] the part of an army which goes ahead of the main body; vanguard.

4) [noun] the parts of a birḍs jaws that are covered with a horny or leathery sheath; the beak.

5) [noun] the last point, part or extremity of anything; end.

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Cūḷi (ಚೂಳಿ):—

1) [noun] the part of something that faces forward or is regarded as facing forward; most important side; forepart.

2) [noun] a beginning a) a starting or commencing; b) the time of starting.

3) [noun] the part of an army which goes ahead of the main body; vanguard.

4) [noun] the parts of a birḍs jaws that are covered with a horny or leathery sheath; the beak.

5) [noun] the last point, part or extremity of anything; end.

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Cūḷi (ಚೂಳಿ):—[noun] braided hair; plait.

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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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