Khali, Khalī: 19 definitions


Khali means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Khalī (खली) is another name (synonym) for Tilakiṭṭa, a Sanskrit name referring to a drug made of the left-overs after expelling oil from the seeds of Sesamum indicum (sesame). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 16.111-116), which is an Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus. It can also be spelled as Khala.

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Khali [खली] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Aerva lanata (L.) Juss. from the Amaranthaceae (Amaranth) family having the following synonyms: Aerva elegans, Illecebrum lanatum, Achyranthes lanata. For the possible medicinal usage of khali, 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.

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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: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Khalī (खली).—A synonym of Mahāviṣṇu. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 17, Stanza 43).

2) Khalī (खली).—An Asura dynasty. Mention is made in Mahābhārata, Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 155, Stanza 22, that Vasiṣṭha once destroyed an Asura dynasty called Khalī, with his effulgence.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Khali in India is the name of a plant defined with Croton caudatus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Oxydectes caudata Kuntze (among others).

2) Khali is also identified with Pistia stratiotes It has the synonym Apiospermum obcordatum (Schleid.) Klotzsch (etc.).

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

· Hortus Bengalensis, or ‘a Catalogue of the Plants Growing in the Hounourable East India Company's Botanical Garden at Calcutta’ (1814)
· Cytologia (1988)
· Croton. Monogr. (1807)
· Flora of Puná Island (2001)
· AAU Reports (1990)
· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1768)

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

khali : (aor. of khalati) stumbled.

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

Khali, a paste Vin. II, 321 (: Bdhgh. on C. V, VI, 3, 1 for madda). (Page 235)

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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

khalī (खली) [or ल्ली, llī].—f ( H) Oilcake.

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khaḷī (खळी).—f A pit, hole, or hollow; a cavity or small depression gen.

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khālī (खाली).—a ( A) Empty. 2 Disengaged, unoccupied, unemployed.

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

khalī (खली).—f Oilcake.

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khaḷī (खळी).—f A hole, pit; a cavity. khaḷyā khā- dīta basaṇēṃ To dun doggedly and im- patiently.

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khālī (खाली).—a Empty. Unemployed.

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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

Khali (खलि) or Khalī (खली).—f. Sediment of oil or oil-cake; स्थाल्यां वैढूर्यमय्यां पचति तिलखलीमिन्धनैश्चन्दनाद्यैः (sthālyāṃ vaiḍhūryamayyāṃ pacati tilakhalīmindhanaiścandanādyaiḥ) Bhartṛhari 2.1.

Derivable forms: khaliḥ (खलिः).

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

Khali (खलि).—m.

(-liḥ) Sediment of oil or oil-cake. E. khal to gather, in aff.

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

Khali (खलि).—m. An oil-cake; in tila-khali, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 98 (cf. Chr. p. 309), The deposit of oil prepared from sesamum.

— Cf. khala.

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

1) Khalī (खली):—[from khala] a f. sediment or deposit of oil, [Caraka; Bhartṛhari ii, 98.]

2) Khali (खलि):—[from khala] m. sediment of oil or oil-cake, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] = -druma, [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa]

4) Khalī (खली):—[from khala] b ind. [from] la q.v.

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

Khali (खलि):—(liḥ) 2. n. Oil cake.

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

Khalī (खली) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Khalī.

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Khali 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

1) Khalī (खली):—(nf) oil cake.

2) Khālī (खाली):—(a) empty, vacant; unoccupied; blank; unemployed; unaccented beat (in music); ineffective (e.g. [vāra—jānā]) fallow; only; mere (e.g. —[bāta]); only; —[karanā] to vacate, to empty; to evacuate; —[jagaha] vacancy; —[jānā] ([vāra]) to miss the mark; —[jeba] empty pocket, penniless; —[peṭa] empty stomach; —[baiṭhanā] to be idle, to be unemployed; —[hātha] empty-handed; unarmed; —[hātha lauṭanā] to draw a blank, to return empty-handed, to fail in one’s mission.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Khalī (खली) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Khalī.

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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

Khaḷi (ಖಳಿ):—[noun] a kind of meal made of rice, ragi or jowar flour and boiling water and, often, buttermilk; a sour porridge.

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Khāli (ಖಾಲಿ):—

1) [adjective] having or containing nothing in; empty; devoid.

2) [adjective] having no one in it; unoccupied; vacant.

3) [adjective] having no use; useless.

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Khāli (ಖಾಲಿ):—

1) [noun] the condition of being empty; emptiness.

2) [noun] the condition of being unoccupied.

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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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