Keli, Kelī: 19 definitions

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Keli means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Keli (केलि) refers to “playful activity”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.3.—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Umā (Durgā/Satī) with devotion:—“[...] she who is the Tāmasika power of all the Gods, she who is visible in the Rājasika quality of the Creator, she who is heard by us as the benefactress and of the form of Śiva is eulogised here. Let us bow to her who is interested in residing on the Vindhya mountains; who is clever in the playful activity (i.e., keli-dakṣa) of affording protection to Aṣṭāṅga Yoga; who is devoid of cessation and who acts like a raft that enables the crossing of the ocean of worldly existence with its terrible miseries”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Keli (केलि).—A son of Brahmadhāna.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 98.
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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

Keli.—(EI 9), the earth. Note: keli 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

keḷī : (f.) sport; enjoyment.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

1) Keḷi, 2 (f.) (either fr. kil as in kilijjati & kilissati, or fr. kel, as given under keḷanā) the meaning is not quite defined, it may be taken as “attachment, lust, desire, ” or “selfishness, deceit” (cp. kerāṭika & kilissati), or “unsettledness, wavering. ” —keḷi-sīla of unsettled character, unreliable, deceitful PvA. 241. °sīlaka id. J. II, 447.—pañca citta-keḷiyo=pañca nīvaraṇāni (kāmacchanda etc.), the gratifications of the heart Th. 1, 1010 (corr. kelisā to keḷiyo!).—citta-keḷiṃ kīḷantā bahuṃ pāpakammaṃ katvā enjoying themselves (wrongly) to their heart’s content J. III, 43. Cp. kāmesu a-ni-kīḷitāvin unstained by desires S. I, 9, 117. (Page 226)

2) Keḷi, 1 (f.) (fr. krīḍ to play, sport: see kīḷati) 1. play, amusement, sport PvA. 265 (=khiḍḍā); parihāsa° merry play, fun J. I, 116.—2. playing at dice, gambling, in °maṇḍala “circle of the game, ” draught-board; °ṃ bhindati to break the board, i.e. to throw the die over the edge so as to make the throw invalid (cp. Cunningham, Stupa of Bharhut, plate 45) J. I, 379. (Page 226)

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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

kēli (केलि).—f S (Common in poetry.) Play, sport, pastime, amusement.

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kēḷī (केळी).—f A small vessel (metal or earthen). 2 A variety of jōndhaḷā. 3 The Plantain. This form is found in the Desh, but generally it is kēḷa.

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

kēli (केलि).—f Amusement, play, sport.

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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

Keli (केलि).—m. f. [kel-in]

1) Play, sport.

2) Amorous sport, pastime; केलिचलन्मणिकुण्डल (kelicalanmaṇikuṇḍala) &c. Gīt.1; हरिरिह मुग्ध- वधूनिकरे विलासिनि विलसति केलिपरे (haririha mugdha- vadhūnikare vilāsini vilasati kelipare) ibid; राधामाधवयोर्जयन्ति यमुनाकूले रहः केलयः (rādhāmādhavayorjayanti yamunākūle rahaḥ kelayaḥ) ibid; Amaru.8; Pt.1.175; Ms.8.357; Ṛs.4.17; केलिं कुरुष्व परिभुङ्क्ष्व सरोरुहाणि (keliṃ kuruṣva paribhuṅkṣva saroruhāṇi) Udb.

3) Joke, jest, mirth.

-liḥ f. The earth.

Derivable forms: keliḥ (केलिः).

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Kelī (केली).—

1) Play, sport.

2) Amorous sport; मालत्याः कुसुमेषु येन सततं केली कृता लीलया (mālatyāḥ kusumeṣu yena satataṃ kelī kṛtā līlayā) (bhramarāṣṭakam).

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

Keli (केलि).—mf. (-liḥ-liḥ or -lī) Play, sport, pastime, amusement. f.

(-liḥ) The earth. E. kil to sport, Unadi affix i.

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

Keli (केलि).—m. and f. 1. Amorous sport, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 357. 2. Sport, [Gītagovinda. ed. Lassen.] 7, 11.

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

Keli (केलि).—[masculine] [feminine], [feminine] play, sport, [especially] amorous sport.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Keli (केलि) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Madhuvarṇana kāvya. Kh. 85.

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

1) Keli (केलि):—[from kel] mf. play, sport, amorous sport, pastime, amusement, [Manu-smṛti viii, 357; Mṛcchakaṭikā] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] disguise, concealment, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

3) [v.s. ...] f. the earth, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Kelī (केली):—[from kel] f. rarely for keli (play, sport).

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

Keli (केलि):—(liḥ) 2. m. f. Play, pastime, amusement. () f. The earth.

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

Keli (केलि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Keli, Kelī.

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Keli 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

Keli (केलि):—(nf) amorous sport, amorous dalliance; fun and frolic; sexual intercourse.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Keli (केलि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Keli.

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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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