Dhuli, Dhūli: 17 definitions

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Dhuli means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: archive.org: Hindu Mathematics

Dhūlī (धूली) refers to “sand” which was used as a material in the Hindu gaṇita (“science of calculation”).—For the calculations involved in gaṇita, the use of some writing material was essential. The calculations were performed on a board (pāṭī) with a piece of chalk or on sand (dhūlī) spread on the ground or on the pāṭī. Thus the terms pāṭīgaṇita a (“science of calculation on the board”) or dhūlīkarma (“dust-work”), came to be used for higher mathematics.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Dhūli (धूलि) is the name of the caitya-tree (also known as Pilaṅkhu) under which the parents of Śītala are often depicted in Jaina iconography, according to the Digambara tradition. According to the Śvetāmbara tradition the tree is known as Plakṣa. The term caitya refers to “sacred shrine”, an important place of pelgrimage and meditation in Jainism. Sculptures with such caitya-trees generally shows a male and a female couple seated under a tree with the female having a child on her lap. Usually there is a seated Jina figure on top of the tree.

Śītala is the tenth of twenty-four tīrthaṅkaras: enlightened beings who, having conquered saṃsāra (cycle of birth and death), leave a path behind for others to follow. His father is Dṛḍharatha and his mother is Nandā, according to the Ācāradinakara (14th century work on Jain conduct written by Vardhamāna Sūri).

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dhūli : (f.) dust.

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dhūli (धूलि).—f S Dust.

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

dhūli (धूलि).—f S Dust.

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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

Dhūli (धूलि).—m., f. धूली (dhūlī)

1) Dust; अनीत्वा पङ्कतां धूलिमुदकं नावतिष्ठते (anītvā paṅkatāṃ dhūlimudakaṃ nāvatiṣṭhate) Śiśupālavadha 2.34.

2) Powder.

Derivable forms: dhūliḥ (धूलिः).

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

Dhūli (धूलि).—mf. (-liḥ-liḥ or -lī) 1. Dust. 2. A number. E. dhū to agitate, affix lik vā ṅīp .

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

Dhūli (धूलि).—i. e. dhū + li, or perhaps dhvaṃs + li, f. Dust, [Pañcatantra] 215, 2.

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

Dhūli (धूलि).—[feminine] dust, powder, farina.

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Dhūlī (धूली).—[feminine] dust, powder, farina.

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

1) Dhūli (धूलि):—[from dhū] f. ([Horace H. Wilson] also m.; √dhū?) dust (also the dusty soil), powder, pollen, [Varāha-mihira; Pañcatantra; Kāvya literature; Purāṇa] etc. (also f(). , [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] & in [compound] See below)

2) [v.s. ...] a [particular] number, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Dhūli (धूलि):—[(liḥ-lī)] 2. m. 3. f. Dust.

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

Dhūli (धूलि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Dhūli, Dhūlī.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dhuli 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

Dhūli (धूलि):—(nf) dust; dirt; ~[dhūsara/~dhūsarita] steeped in dust, dusty.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Dhūli (धूलि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Dhūli.

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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

Ḍhuli (ಢುಲಿ):—[noun] a female tortoise.

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Dhūli (ಧೂಲಿ):—[noun] = ಧೂಳು [dhulu].

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Dhūḷi (ಧೂಳಿ):—[noun] = ಧೂಳು [dhulu].

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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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