Dali, Ḍālī, Dālī: 10 definitions



Dali means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Daali.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Dālī (दाली) is another name for Jīmūtaka, a medicinal plant identified with Luffa echinata (bitter sponge gourd or bitter luffa) from the Cucurbitaceae or “gourd family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.58-60 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Dālī and Jīmūtaka, there are a total of nineteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ḍālī (डाली).—f A fagot-form bundle (as of the leaves for patrāvaḷī or dishes). 2 Striving with, vieing, coping, emulating. v bāndha. 3 (ḍalaka S through H) A sling; a basket or baskets carried over the shoulder by means of a stick and ropes, like the beam and strings of a balance. 4 A low and spreading sort of basket. 5 A loose-textured basket (for holding melons, mangoes, peppers, cowdung &c. on a beast).

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ḍāḷī (डाळी).—f A bamboo-basket, usually square and shallow. 2 Matting or a mat of bamboo. In sāvanta- vāḍī, ḍāḷī is of bamboo, elsewhere also of the date, fan-palm, and other trees. 3 R W A strip (about three feet broad) of bamboo-matting.

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dālī (दाली).—f A sword-belt. 2 fig. Anything worn as a mark of defiance or challenge. v bāndha.

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

ḍālī (डाली).—f A fagot-form bundle, A low and spreading sort of basket (for holding melons, mangoes, &c.). A present of fruits &c.

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ḍāḷī (डाळी).—f A bamboo-basket. Matting or a mat of bamboo.

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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

Dali (दलि).—m., f. A clod of earth.

Derivable forms: daliḥ (दलिः).

See also (synonyms): dalanī.

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

Dali (दलि).—mf. (-liḥ-lī) A clod of clay or mould. E. dal to be divided, (by the harrow or plough,) Unadi affix i .

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

1) Dali (दलि):—[from dalana > dal] f. idem, [Uṇādi-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) Dālī (दाली):—[from dāla] f. a kind of plant = deva-dālī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Dali (दलि):—f. Erdscholle [RANTIDEVA] bei [UJJVAL.] zu [Uṇādisūtra 4, 138.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 970.] [Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma] — Vgl. dalanī u. dalana .

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Dāli (दालि):—in einer unter kṛsara mitgetheilten Stelle entweder = dāḍī oder fehlerhaft für dālima d. i. dāḍima .

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Dāli (दालि):—(f.) bedeutet im Bengalischen nach [Haughton] split pease, or any pulse split like pease; vgl. u. dhūmasa

2) und piṣṭaka [2]).

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Dāli (दालि):—(Nachträge) gespaltene Hülsenfrucht, Graupe [Rājanirghaṇṭa 16, 103.] [Bhāvaprakāśa 5.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Dali (दलि):—f. Erdscholle.

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Dalī (दली):—Adv. mit kar halbiren.

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Dāli (दालि):—f.

1) gespaltene Hülsenfrucht , Graupe [Rājan 16,103.] —

2) dāli und Brühe [Galano's Wörterbuch]

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Ḍalī (डली):—(nf) a small fragment, small lump.

2) Ḍālī (डाली) [Also spelled daali]:—(nf) a branch; basket; basketful of fruits, sweets, etc. given as a present.

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