Jali, Jāli: 11 definitions



Jali means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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

Kavya (poetry)

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Jālī (जाली) in Prakrit refers to a “fillet, wire mesh”, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Jali - Son of Vessantara and Maddi, and brother of Kanhajina. He and his sister were given to Jujaka as slaves, but were later rescued by the intervention of Sakka. Jali led the army which brought Vessantara back from his hermitage. He is identified with Rahula (J.vi.487ff; cp.i.9). See the Vessantara Jataka.

Jali is probably also the king of the same name given in a list of Okkakas descendants, and stated to have succeeded Vessantara (E.g., Mhv.ii.13; Dpv.iii.42).

The gift of Jali as a slave is considered one of the greatest sacrifices made by the Bodhisatta. J.i.77; AA.i.64; DhA.i.406; Mil.275, 282, etc.

2. Jali - The name of two Pacceka Buddhas, occurring in a nominal list. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Jalī (जली) refers to one of the five daughters of Sujāta: an ancient king from the Solar dynasty (sūryavaṃśa) and a descendant of Mahāsaṃmata, according to the Mahāvastu chapter II.32 of the Mahāsaṃghikas (and the Lokottaravāda­ school).

India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Jali (“acacia arabica”) is one of the gotras (clans) among the Kurnis (a tribe of South India). Kurni is, according to the Census Report 1901, “a corruption of kuri (sheep) and vanni (wool), the caste having been originally weavers of wool”. The gotras (viz., Jali) are described as being of the Brāhman, Kshatriya, and Vaisya sub-divisions of the caste, and of Shanmukha’s Sudra caste.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Jālī.—(EI 5), a trellis window. Note: jālī 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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

jali : (aor. of jalati) shone; burnt.

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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

jāḷī (जाळी).—f (jāla S) Network, any reticulation or thing reticulated; any thing drilled or perforated with holes; any lattice, trellis, riddle, sieve, rataning, meshy curtain or veil &c. v pāḍa, khōda, ukara, gumpha, ghāla. 2 The string of a spinning top. A net-muzzle for the mouth of cattle. 4 A natural and close bower; a thick bush; a thicket. 5 or jāḷī dāṇḍā m A network of flowers, as an ornament for the head of females: also any fillet of flowers. 6 The unwoven threads at the extremity of a cloth, as twisted and knotted at the very end. 7 Matchedness or parity (as of beasts for the yoke). 8 (Of ties close as the meshes or ties of a net). Very close friendship or companionship; yokefellowship: also confederation, combination, or association. 9 A team or string (of beasts to any drag). 10 The indentations or waving of the border of a web. holes.

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

jāḷī (जाळी).—f Network; anything drilled with holes. A thicket. A net-muzzle for the mouth of cattle. Matchedness or parity (as of beasts for the yoke).

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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: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Jalī (जली).—name of a princess: Mahāvastu i.348.13.

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

Jālī (जाली):—[from jāla] f. a kind of cucumber, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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