Dula, Dulā: 10 definitions

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Dula means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. 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.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dulā (दुला).—A Śakti.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 32. 29.
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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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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: Vernacular architecture of Assam with special reference to Brahmaputra Valley

Dula is an Assamese term referring to “technique of smoothening making the tamal limp”.—It appears in the study dealing with the vernacular architecture (local building construction) of Assam whose rich tradition is backed by the numerous communities and traditional cultures.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Dula in Congo is the name of a plant defined with Pachyelasma tessmannii in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Stachyothyrsus tessmannii Harms.

2) Dula in Niger is also identified with Leptadenia hastata It has the synonym Cynanchum lancifolium Schumach. & Thonn. (etc.).

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

· J. Agric. and Food Chem. (2005)
· Kongel. Danske Vidensk. Selsk. Naturvidensk. Math. Afh. (1828)
· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzenge schichte und Pflanzengeographie (1913)
· Journal of Natural Products (1995)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Die Nat. Pflanzenfamilien Nachtr. (1897)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Dula, for example chemical composition, diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, side effects, extract dosage, health benefits, have a look at these references.

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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

ḍūla (डूल).—m A particular earring of children.

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dulā (दुला) [or ल्ला, llā].—m This word is known in Maraṭhi only as the cry of the man who, bearing the &c., runs and dances before the tabut in the Muharram. The word is H Bridegroom or nubile youth, and here indicates Husyn who was killed by Yazid on the night previous to the appointed day of his nuptials. 2 Applied to any rude and overbearing fellow. 3 At gambling games. The second to play. Opp. to mirī.

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dūla (दूल).—m A particular earring of children.

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

ḍūla (डूल).—m A particular ear-ring of children.

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dulā (दुला) [or llā, or ल्ला].—m Applied to any rude and overbearing fellow.

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

1) Ḍula (डुल):—[gana] balādi.

2) Dulā (दुला):—[from dul] f. ‘shaking’, one of the 7 Kṛttikās, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā] [commentator or commentary]

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Dula 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Ḍula (डुल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Dola.

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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

Dūla (ದೂಲ):—[noun] a long, thick length of wood used in building; a beam.

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Dūḷa (ದೂಳ):—[noun] a kind of tree.

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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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