Koli, Kōḻi, Kōlī, Kolī: 6 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Koli means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Acta Orientalia vol. 74 (2013): Historical sequence of the Vaiṣṇava Divyadeśas

Kōḻi (Uṟaiyūr, Nikaḷāpuri or Uṟantai) refers to one of the 108 Vaishnava Divya Desam (divyadeśas or divyasthalas), located in the topographical division of Cōḻanāṭu (“Chola country”), according to the 9th century Nālāyirativviyappirapantam (shortly Nālāyiram).—Tradition would record the Vaiṣṇava divyadeśas or divyasthalas are 108. The divyadeśa is a base of the cult of Viṣṇu in Viṣṇuism [Vaiṣṇavism] tradition. The list of 108 [viz., Kōḻi] seems to have reached maturation by about the early 9th century CE as all the deśas are extolled in the hymns of the twelve Āḻvārs.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kōlī (कोली).—f The hole dug at the game of viṭīdāṇḍū or at marbles.

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kōḷī (कोळी).—m A caste or an individual of it. They are fishermen and watermen and suppliers of water: also a caste, or an individual of it, which inhabit woods and wilds, living by robbery, by killing deer &c. 2 m A creature of the spider kind. 3 The snuff of a lighted or just-expired lamp. 4 A particular aquatic bird.

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

kōlī (कोली).—f The hole dug at the game of viṭīdāṇḍū or at marbles.

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kōḷi (कोळि) [- kōḷī, - कोळी].—m A caste or an individual of it. They are fishermen and watermen. Also a caste, or an individual of it, which inhabits woods and wilds, liv- ing by robbery, by killing deer &c.

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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

Koli (कोलि) or Kolī (कोली).—f. See बदरी (badarī).

Derivable forms: koliḥ (कोलिः).

See also (synonyms): kolā.

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

Koli (कोलि).—f. (-liḥ or ) The jujube tree,) (Zizyphus jujuba.) E. See kola.

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

Koli (कोलि):—mf. the jujube tree (Zizyphus Jujuba), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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