Kallu: 2 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Kallu refers to “bladder stone” [in the Malayalam language] and represents one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning kallu] 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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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kallu (ಕಲ್ಲು):—

1) [noun] solid, non-metallic mineral matter, of which rock is made; a piece of this, esp. a small piece; stone.

2) [noun] ಕಲ್ಲಾಗು [kallagu] kallāgu to become tough, hardened; 2. to become merciless; ಕಲ್ಲಾಗು ಕಷ್ಟದಡಿ [kallagu kashtadadi] kallāgu kaṣṭadaḍi be a camel in the desert of life; ಕಲ್ಲಿನ ಹಾಗೆ ಇರು [kallina hage iru] kallina hāge iru = ಕಲ್ಲಾಗು [kallagu]; ಕಲ್ಲು ಇದ್ದಾಗ ನಾಯಿ ಇಲ್ಲ, ನಾಯಿ ಇದ್ದಾಗ ಕಲ್ಲು ಇಲ್ಲ [kallu iddaga nayi illa, nayi iddaga kallu illa] kallu iddāga nāyi illa, nāyi iddāga kallu illa when the cage is ready the bird is flown; ಕಲ್ಲು ಹಾಕು [kallu haku] kallu hāku to lay a foundation; 2. (fig.) to spoil another’s plan; ಕಲ್ಲು ಹೃದಯ [kallu hridaya] kallu hřdaya (fig.) the quality of being very unfeeling and lacking in pity, kindness, etc; ಕಲ್ಲು ಗುದ್ದಿ ಎಣ್ಣೆ ತೆಗೆ [kallu guddi enne tege] kallu guddi eṇṇe tege (fig.) (said of a young man) to be full of vigour, strongly built as to be able to accomplish hardest work; ಕಲ್ಲಪ್ಪನೂ ಗುಂಡಪ್ಪನೂ ಸೇರಿದರೆ, ಮೆಣಸಪ್ಪ ಪುಡಿ [kallappanu gumdappanu seridare, menasappa pudi] kallappanū guṇḍappanū sēridare, meṇasappa puḍi when two strong persons fight against a weak one, it is the weak who suffers; when elephants fight, the mousedeer between them is killed; ಕಲ್ಲು ನೆನೆದರೆ ಮೆತ್ತಗಾಗುತ್ತದೆಯೇ [kallu nenedare mettagaguttadeye]? kallu nenedare mettagāguttadeyē? it is difficult to get rid of inborn habits; bad habits die hard; ತನ್ನ ಕಾಲಮೇಲೆ ತಾನೇ ಕಲ್ಲು ಹಾಕಿಕೊ [tanna kalamele tane kallu hakiko] tanna kālamēle tānē kallu hākiko to do somethig which is going to cause trouble for oneself; ಒಂದೇ ಕಲ್ಲಿನಿಂದ ಎರಡು ಹಕ್ಕಿ ಹೊಡೆ [omde kallinimda eradu hakki hode] ondē kallininda eraḍu hakki hoḍe to achieve two aims at once by means of the same action; to kill two birds with one stone.

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Kaḷḷu (ಕಳ್ಳು):—

1) [noun] the juice that circulates through a plant, esp. a woody plant, bearing water, food, etc. to the tissues; the plant sap.

2) [noun] toddy a) the sweet sap of various palms, used as a beverage b) an alcoholic liquor made by fermenting this sap.

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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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