Dali, Ḍālī, Dālī: 13 definitions

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Dali means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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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Languages of India and abroad

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.]

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

Dali (दलि):—[(liḥ-lī)] 2. n. 3. f. A clod.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Dāli (दालि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Dāli.

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Dali 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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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Dāli (दालि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Dāli.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ḍāḷi (ಡಾಳಿ):—[noun] = ಡಾಳೆ [dale].

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Ḍāḷi (ಡಾಳಿ):—[noun] an invading or being invaded; invasion a) an entering or being entered by an attacking military force; b) the onset or appearance of something harmful or troublesome, as a disease.

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Daḷi (ದಳಿ):—[noun] the act of scattering in drops; a sprinkling.

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Daḷi (ದಳಿ):—

1) [noun] a leaf of a plant; a foliage.

2) [noun] a thin wall having an opening for light and air to pass through.

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Dāḷi (ದಾಳಿ):—

1) [noun] an invading or being invaded; invasion a) an entering of or being entered by, an attacking military force; b) the onset or appearance of something harmful or troublesome, as a disease.

2) [noun] any sudden invasion of a place, as by a police, for discovering and dealing with violations of the law; a raid.

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Dāḷi (ದಾಳಿ):—

1) [noun] a kind of flowering plant.

2) [noun] its flower.

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Dāḻi (ದಾೞಿ):—[noun] = ದಾಳಿ [dali]1.

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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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