Kelii, aka: Keḷī, Keḷi, Keli; 7 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Keḷī and Keḷi can be transliterated into English as Keli or Kelii, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Keli (केलि).—A son of Brahmadhāna.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 98.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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keḷī : (f.) sport; enjoyment.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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)

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

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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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