Kalli, Kaḷḷi: 9 definitions


Kalli means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Kaḷḷi can be transliterated into English as Kalli or Kalilii, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kalli in the Tamil language is the name of a plant identified with Euphorbia tirucalli L. from the Euphorbiaceae (Castor) family having the following synonyms: Euphorbia media, Euphorbia scoparia, Euphorbia viminalis, Tirucalia indica. For the possible medicinal usage of kalli, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Kalli [கள்ளி] in the Tamil language is the name of a plant identified with Euphorbia antiquorum L. from the Euphorbiaceae (Castor) family.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Kaḷḷi [in the Malayalam language] is another name for “Snuhī” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning kaḷḷi] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Kalli in India is the name of a plant defined with Carissa carandas in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Echites spinosus Burm.f. (among others).

2) Kalli is also identified with Carissa spinarum It has the synonym Jasminonerium madagascariense (Thouars) Kuntze (etc.).

3) Kalli is also identified with Euphorbia nivulia It has the synonym Euphorbia nivulia var. helicothele (Lem.) Boiss. (etc.).

4) Kalli is also identified with Euphorbia tirucalli It has the synonym Arthrothamnus ecklonii Klotzsch & Garcke (etc.).

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

· Nat. Hort. Mag. (Jan) (1934)
· Bot. Cab. (1822)
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (1830)
· Kongel. Danske Vidensk. Selsk. Naturvidensk. Math. Afh. (1828)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1783)
· Journal of Natural Products (Lloydia) (1986)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kalli, for example side effects, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, health benefits, chemical composition, diet and recipes, 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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kalli (कल्लि).—ind. To-morrow.

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

Kalli (कल्लि).—ind. To-morrow.

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

Kalli (कल्लि):—ind. to-morrow, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Kalli (कल्लि):—adv. To-morrow.

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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

Kalli (कल्लि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kalye.

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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

Kalli (ಕಲ್ಲಿ):—

1) [noun] a kind of net-work made from cord loosely knotted in an openwork pattern, used to trap birds, animals; etc.

2) [noun] a bag made of a fabric made from string, cord, etc. loosely knotted or woven in an openwork patter.

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Kalli (ಕಲ್ಲಿ):—[noun] a decorative thing fixed to a headgear or crown.

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Kalli (ಕಲ್ಲಿ):—[noun] a folded part or layer; a fold.

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Kalli (ಕಲ್ಲಿ):—[noun] the chin and the lower part of the cheek.

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Kaḷḷi (ಕಳ್ಳಿ):—

1) [noun] a woman who steals or appropriates portable property etc. from another or others; a female thief.

2) [noun] a term of endearment used in case of young, mischievous girl.

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Kaḷḷi (ಕಳ್ಳಿ):—

1) [noun] any desert plant of the cactus family, with fleshy stems, reduced or spinelike leaves, and often showy flowers; cactus.

2) [noun] (fig.) a wicked man.

3) [noun] a sub-caste of agricultural-caste.

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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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