Hali, Hālī: 13 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Hali means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Hali (हलि).—(also lāṅgali and baladeva)—Balarāma, brother of Kṛṣṇa; took Kṛṣṇa to task for not getting syamantaka after killing Bhoja and went to Mithilā where he was honoured by its king; Duryodhana learnt gadā from him here; taken back to Dvārakā by Kṛṣṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 66. 80. 85; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 28. 11.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Halī (हली) is another name for Kalikārī, a medicinal plant identified with Gloriosa superba Linn. (‘flame lily’) from the Colchicaceae family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.128-130 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Halī and Kalikārī, there are a total of sixteen 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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Hali.—(EI 24), a land measure; same as hala. Note: hali is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

haḷī (हळी).—f A basket, pedlering &c. Commonly hāḷa f.

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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

Hali (हलि).—

1) A large plough.

2) A furrow.

3) Agriculture.

Derivable forms: haliḥ (हलिः).

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Hālī (हाली).—A wife's younger sister.

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

Hali (हलि).—m.

(-liḥ) 1. A furrow. 2. Agriculture. E. hal to plough, in aff.

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

Hali (हलि).—m.(?), 1. A furrow. 2. Agriculture.

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

1) Halī (हली):—[from hala > hal] a f. Methonica Superba, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Hali (हलि):—[from hal] 1. hali m. a large plough (See śata-h)

3) [v.s. ...] a furrow, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] agriculture, [ib.]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a man [gana] griṣṭy-ādi.

6) [v.s. ...] 2. hali in [compound] for halin

7) Halī (हली):—[from hal] b See hala.

8) Hālī (हाली):—[from hāla > hal] f. a wife’s younger sister, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Hali (हलि):—(liḥ) 2. m. A furrow; agriculture.

[Sanskrit to German]

Hali 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

Hālī (हाली):—(a) current, contemporary.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Hali (हलि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Halin.

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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

Hali (ಹಲಿ):—[noun] = ಹಲಧರ [haladhara].

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Hali (ಹಲಿ):—

1) [noun] a kind of big plough.

2) [noun] a groove made in the ground by a plough while ploughing.

3) [noun] the occupation of a farmer (agriculturist).

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Hali (ಹಲಿ):—[noun] (dial.) the unborn young human while still in the uterus, from about eighth week after conception until birth; a foetus.

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Haḷi (ಹಳಿ):—

1) [verb] to scold, rebuke or chide severely.

2) [verb] to drive out (a dog).

3) [verb] to prove oneself better than or superior to (another or others); to excel.

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Haḷi (ಹಳಿ):—[verb] to give a severe beating to; to thrash.

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Haḷi (ಹಳಿ):—

1) [noun] a baseless accusation or vilification.

2) [noun] a driving out or away of a dog.

3) [noun] that which is blamable, censurable.

4) [noun] deep trouble or misery.

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Haḷi (ಹಳಿ):—

1) [noun] a solid metal piece.

2) [noun] any of a series of parallel metal bars laid upon cross ties or in the ground to make a track for trains; rail.

3) [noun] the outer rim of metal of a wheel.

4) [noun] a piece or a fragment.

5) [noun] the coagulated part of milk; curd.

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Haḷi (ಹಳಿ):—[noun] = ಹಳ್ಳಿ [halli].

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Haḷi (ಹಳಿ):—

1) [noun] (rightly, ಹಲಿ [hali])he who is holding a plough, as a farmer.

2) [noun] Balarāma, elder brother of Křṣṇa, who has a plough-like weapon.

3) [noun] (jain.) any of the nine Baladēvas who accompany the nine Vāsudēvas.

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Haḷi (ಹಳಿ):—[noun] the bee-hive with six-sided wax cells made by bees to hold their honey or eggs.

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Haḻi (ಹೞಿ):—

1) [verb] to scold, rebuke or chide severely.

2) [verb] to drive out (a dog).

3) [verb] to prove oneself better than or superior to (another or others); to excel.

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Haḻi (ಹೞಿ):—

1) [noun] a solid metal piece.

2) [noun] any of a series of parallel metal bars laid upon crossties or in the ground to make a track for trains; rail.

3) [noun] the outer rim of metal of a wheel.

4) [noun] a piece or a fragment.

5) [noun] the coagulated part of milk; curd.

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Hāli (ಹಾಲಿ):—[adverb] at present; being in currency, power, etc.

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Hāli (ಹಾಲಿ):—[noun] the plant Curcuma aromatica of Zingiberaceae family; wild ginger.

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Hāḷi (ಹಾಳಿ):—[noun] = ಹಾಳೆ [hale]1.

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Hāḷi (ಹಾಳಿ):—

1) [noun] a way of doing, being done or happening; mode of action, occurrence, etc.; manner.

2) [noun] a practice so long established that it has the force of social or religious law; a custom.

3) [noun] the obligation a servant owes to his master.

4) [noun] the relation that exists between friends; friendship.

5) [noun] the quality or state of being equal; equality.

6) [noun] the extent, dimensions, capacity, etc. of anything, esp. as determined by a standard.

7) [noun] attractiveness; beauty.

8) [noun] the quality of being proper, fitting or suitable; fitness; propriety.

9) [noun] a thin sheet or layer; a membrane; a screen.

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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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