Curi, Curī, Cūrī: 12 definitions


Curi 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Churi.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Curi in India is the name of a plant defined with Calotropis gigantea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Madorius giganteus Kuntze (among others).

2) Curi is also identified with Hibiscus cannabinus It has the synonym Abelmoschus verrucosus (Guill. & Perr.) Walp. (etc.).

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

· Annuaire du Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de Genève (1916)
· Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, London (Botany) (1999)
· Niger Flora (1849)
· Ethnobotany (2004)
· Transfusion (1993)
· Bulletin de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou (1858)

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

curī (चुरी).—f (cūrṇa S) Powder or fine fragments of ground pulse.

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

curī (चुरी).—f Powder or fine fragments of ground pulse.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Curi (चुरि) or Curī (चुरी).—f.

1) A small well.

2) Theft; ततो दैवयोगेन राजभवने चौराश्श्चुरीं कृत्वा (tato daivayogena rājabhavane caurāśścurīṃ kṛtvā) ... Vet.

Derivable forms: curiḥ (चुरिः).

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Cūrī (चूरी).—A small well.

See also (synonyms): cūrikā.

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

Curī (चुरी).—f. (-rī) A small well. E. cuṭi to be shallow, affixes ka and ṅīṣ; ṭ changed to ra.

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

1) Curī (चुरी):—f. = cuṇṭī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Cūrī (चूरी):—[varia lectio] for curī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Curī (चुरी):—(rī) 3. f. A small well.

[Sanskrit to German]

Curi in German

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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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Curi (ಚುರಿ):—[noun] an instrument for cutting or stabbing instrument with a sharp metal blade, either single or double-edged, fitted with or hinged into a handle; a knife.

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Curi (ಚುರಿ):—[noun] a small well or reservoir.

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Cūri (ಚೂರಿ):—

1) [noun] an instrument for cutting or stabbing instrument with a sharp metal blade, either single or double-edged, fitted with or hinged into a handle; a knife.

2) [noun] ಚೂರಿಯಿಡು [curiyidu] cūriyiḍu = ಚೂರಿಹಾಕು [curihaku]; ಚೂರಿಹಾಕು [curihaku] cūri hāku to stab with a knife; 2. (fig.) to harm (someone) by treachery; ಚೂರಿ ಹದ ಆದರೂ ಮರ ಕಡಿಯಲಾರದು [curi hada adaru mara kadiyalaradu] cūri hada ādarū mara kaḍiyalāradu (prov.) however efficient a thing is, it has its own limitations; a pen-knife cannot cut Falkland wood.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Curi (சுரி) [curital] 4 intransitive verb probably from சுழி¹-. [suzhi¹-.]

1. To be spiral, as conch; to whirl round, eddy, as water; சுழிதல். வெள்ளைச் சுரிசங்கொ டாழி யேந்தி [suzhithal. vellais surisango dazhi yenthi] (நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம் திருவாய்மொழி [nalayira thivyappirapandam thiruvaymozhi] 7, 3, 1).

2. To wrinkle; மடிப்புவிழுதல். [madippuvizhuthal.]

3. curl; கடைகுழலுதல். சுரியிரும் பித்தை [kadaiguzhaluthal. suriyirum pithai] (பத்துப்பாட்டு: பொருநராற்றுப்படை [pathuppattu: porunararruppadai] 160).

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Curi (சுரி) [curittal] 11 intransitive verb probably from சுழி²-. [suzhi²-.]

1. To wind spirally; to whirl; சுழிதல். ((சங்கத்தகராதி) தமிழ்சொல்லகராதி) [suzhithal. ((sangathagarathi) thamizhsollagarathi)]

2. To wrinkle, pucker; திரைதல். (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [thiraithal. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

3. To curl; சுருளுதல். [suruluthal.]

4. To lie in a circle; வளைவாய்க் கிடத்தல். சுரிக்கு மண்டலந் தூங்குநீர் [valaivayk kidathal. surikku mandalan thungunir] (கம்பராமாயணம் தேரேறு. [kambaramayanam thereru.] 30).

5. To be perturbed; மனஞ்சுழலுதல். சுரிச்சிராது நெஞ்சே யொன்று சொல்லக்கேள் [mananchuzhaluthal. surichirathu nenche yonru sollakkel] (தேவாரம் [thevaram] 369, 3).

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Curi (சுரி) [curittal] 11 verb cf. śuṣ. intransitive

1. To get dried; வற்றுதல். நெருப்பிடைச் சுரிக்க நீட்டும் [varruthal. neruppidais surikka nittum] (கம்பராமாயணம் இரணிய. [kambaramayanam iraniya.] 137).

2. To contract, shrink; சுருங்குதல். [surunguthal.]

3. To become muddy, miry; சேறா தல். [sera thal.] (J.)

4. cf. cul. To sink, as foot in mire; சேற்றிற் புதைதல். [serrir puthaithal.] (J.) — transitive

1. To draw in, withdraw, as a tortoise its head; உள்ளொடுக்குதல். ஆமை தலைபுடை சுரிப்ப [ullodukkuthal. amai thalaipudai surippa] (கம்பராமாயணம் நாட்டுப். [kambaramayanam nattup.] 18).

2. cf. சுளி-. [suli-.] To frown; சுளித்தல். சுரித்த மூஞ்சி. [sulithal. suritha munchi.] (W.)

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Curi (சுரி) [curittal] 11 transitive verb cf. chur. To bore, perforate, as in an ola leaf or book; துளை விடுதல். [thulai viduthal.] (J.)

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Curi (சுரி) noun < சுரி¹-. [suri¹-.]

1. Whirling; சுழற்சி. ((சங்கத்தகராதி) தமிழ்சொல்லகராதி) [suzharsi. ((sangathagarathi) thamizhsollagarathi)]

2. Spiral, curl, screw; சுழி. சுரியேறு சங்கினாய் [suzhi. suriyeru sanginay] (நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம் இயற். [nalayira thivyappirapandam iyar.] 3, 49).

3. White curl on the forehead of bulls; எருத்தின் நெற்றி வெள்ளைச்சுழி. சுரிநெற்றிக் காரி [eruthin nerri vellaichuzhi. surinerrig kari] (கலித்தொகை [kalithogai] 101).

4. Part of an ornament; அணியுறுப்புவகை. உருத்தி ராக்ஷத் தாழ்வடம் ஒன்றிற் பொன்னின் சுரி [aniyuruppuvagai. uruthi ragshath thazhvadam onrir ponnin suri] (S. I. I. ii, 156, 39).

5. Jackal; நரி. (அகராதி நிகண்டு) [nari. (agarathi nigandu)]

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Curi (சுரி) noun < சுரி³. [suri³.] Thin mud, mire; சேறு. [seru.] (J.)

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Curi (சுரி) noun < சுரி-⁴. [suri-⁴.]

1. Hole, aperture; துவாரம். (திவா.) [thuvaram. (thiva.)]

2. [Malayalam: curi.] Perforation through the leaves of an ola book; ஏட்டுத்துளை. [ettuthulai.] (W.)

3. Instrument for boring ola leaf or book; ஏட்டில் துளையிடுங் கருவி. [ettil thulaiyidung karuvi.] Nāñ.

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Cūri (சூரி) noun < சுரி-. (வைத்திய மலையகராதி) [suri-. (vaithiya malaiyagarathi)]

1. Bristly button weed. See நத்தைச்சூரி. [nathaichuri.]

2. Indian brown hemp. See புளிச்சை. [pulichai.]

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Cūri (சூரி) noun < sūrin.

1. Scholar, pandit; புலவன். (சூடாமணிநிகண்டு) வணிக சூரியரே வாரீர் [pulavan. (sudamaninigandu) vaniga suriyare varir] (திருவாலவாயுடையார் திருவிளையாடற் [thiruvalavayudaiyar thiruvilaiyadar] 41, 18).

2. Immortals of Viṣṇu’s heaven; நித்திய சூரி. சூரிகளினும் விலக்ஷணராவர்களிறே (ஈடு-முப்பத்தாறுயிரப்படி, அவ. ஜீ.). [nithiyanusandanam suri. surigalinum vilagshanaravarkalire (idu-muppatharuyirappadi, ava. ji.).]

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Cūri (சூரி) noun < śūrā.

1. Heroic woman; வீரமுள்ளவள். [viramullaval.]

2. Durgā; மாகாளி. (பிங்கலகண்டு) நான் முகன் வணங்கு மலர்த்தாட் சூரி [magali. (pingalagandu) nan mugan vanangu malarthad suri] (அரிச்சந்திர புராணம் பாயி. [arichandira puranam payi.] 9).

3. Goddess of the forest; காடுகாள். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [kadugal. (pingalagandu)]

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Cūri (சூரி) noun < sūra.

1. Sun; சூரியன். (அகராதி நிகண்டு) [suriyan. (agarathi nigandu)]

2. Madar plant. See எருக்கு. (வைத்திய மலையகராதி) [erukku. (vaithiya malaiyagarathi)]

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Cūri (சூரி) noun < churikā. [Telugu: tcūri, Kanarese, Malayalam: Travancore usage cūri.]

1. See சூரிக்கத்தி. [surikkathi.] Colloq.

2. A small double-pointed iron style for boring ola leaves; எழுதும் ஓலையில் துளையிட உதவுங் கருவி. [ezhuthum olaiyil thulaiyida uthavung karuvi.] Local usage

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Cūri (சூரி) noun Small-pox. See வைசூரி. [vaisuri.]

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