Kalashi, Kalaśī, Kalaśi, Kalasī: 15 definitions

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

The Sanskrit terms Kalaśī and Kalaśi can be transliterated into English as Kalasi or Kalashi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Kalaśī (कलशी):—Another name for Pṛśniparṇī (Uraria picta), a species of medicinal plant and used in the treatment of fever (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which is part of the 7th-century Mādhavacikitsā, a Sanskrit classical work on Āyurveda.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Kalasī (कलसी) is another name for Pṛśniparṇī, a medicinal plant identified with Uraria picta Desv. from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.37-39 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 Kalasī and Pṛśniparṇī, there are a total of twenty-four 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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kalaśī (कलशी).—A holy place. If one sips water from a pond in that place one will acquire the benefit of conducting an Agniṣṭoma Sacrifice. (Śloka 80, Chapter 83, Vana Parva.)

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Kalasī.—(LP), a measure of capacity equal to sixteen maunds; cf. kalasikā, kalasikāvāpa. Note: kalasī 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

kaḷaśī (कळशी) [or सी, sī].—f (kalaśa S) A small metal vessel.

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kaḷāśī (कळाशी) [or सी, sī].—f A close and neat adjunction or interjunction of two pieces, a mortising, a dove-tail, a suture &c.

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

kalāsī (कलासी).—f Dovetail (in carpentry).

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kaḷaśī (कळशी) [-sī, -सी].—f A small metal vessel.

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kaḷāśī (कळाशी).—f A dovetail (in carpentry &c.), a suture.

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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

Kalaśī (कलशी) or Kalaśi (कलशि).—f.

1) A pitcher, a jar.

2) A churn; कलशिमुदधिगुर्वीं बल्लवा लोडयन्ति (kalaśimudadhigurvīṃ ballavā loḍayanti); Śiśupālavadha 11.8.

3) Hemionitis Cordifolia (Mar. riṃgaṇī);

Derivable forms: , kalaśiḥ (कलशिः).

See also (synonyms): kalasī.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kalasī (कलसी).—(= prec. 3), name of a rākṣasī: Mahā-Māyūrī 243.10.

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

Kalaśi (कलशि).—f.

(-śiḥ) 1. A plant, (Hemionites cordifolia.) 2. A water-jar. E. ka water, laś to labour, &c. ki affix; also kalaśī and kalasi.

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Kalaśī (कलशी).—f. (-śī) 1. A plant. 2. A water-jar: see the preceding, and kalaśa.

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Kalasi (कलसि).—f.

(-siḥ) See kalaśi.

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

1) Kalaśī (कलशी):—[from kalaśa] a f. a pitcher etc., [Bālarāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] a churn, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Hemionitis cordifolia, [Suśruta]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a Tīrtha, [Mahābhārata]

5) Kalaśi (कलशि):—[from kalaśa] f. a water-pot, pitcher, jar, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] a churn, [Śiśupāla-vadha xi, 8]

7) [v.s. ...] Hemionitis cordifolia, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) Kalaśī (कलशी):—[from kalaśa] b f. of kalaśa.

9) Kalasi (कलसि):—[from kalasa] [varia lectio] for kalaśi above.

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

1) Kalaśi (कलशि):—(śiḥ) 3. f. A plant; a water-jar.

2) Kalaśī (कलशी):—(śī) 3. f. Idem.

3) Kalasi (कलसि):—(siḥ) 2. f. Idem.

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Kalashi 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kalaśi (ಕಲಶಿ):—

1) [noun] a small water vessel.

2) [noun] the plant Hemionitis cordifolia of Polypodiaceae family.

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Kalāsi (ಕಲಾಸಿ):—

1) [noun] a worker of inferior rank, employed as a seaman; a khalasi.

2) [noun] a servant in military, employed for erecting camps, maintaining them, etc.

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Kaḷāsi (ಕಳಾಸಿ):—

1) [noun] a worker of inferior rank, employed as a seaman; a khalasi.

2) [noun] a servant in military, employed for erecting camps, maintaining them, etc.

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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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