Kolu, Koḻu: 4 definitions


Kolu means something in the history of ancient India, biology, Tamil. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Kolu.—(IE 8-6), a measuring rod. Note: kolu 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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Kŏḻu.—(SITI), Tamil; tax on ploughshares. Note: kŏḻu 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 mythology, zoology, 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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Kolu in Hawaii is the name of a plant defined with Acacia farnesiana in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Mimosa arcuata M. Martens & Galeotti (among others).

2) Kolu in India is also identified with Plumbago zeylanica It has the synonym Plumbago scandens L. (etc.).

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

· Fontqueria (1987)
· Taxon (1979)
· Legum. Agric. Boliv. (1996)
· Phytologia (2005)
· Ceiba (2003)
· Exactissima Descriptio Rariorum Quarundam Plantarum, Quae continentur Romae in Horto Farnesiano.

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kolu, for example health benefits, extract dosage, chemical composition, side effects, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, have a look at these references.

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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

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kolu (ಕೊಲು):—[verb] = ಕೊಲ್ [kol]1.

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Koḷu (ಕೊಳು):—

1) [verb] to take; to receive in one’s hand; to accept.

2) [verb] to take in to one’s control or authority.

3) [verb] to get by paying or agreeing to pay money or some equivalent; to purchase; to buy.

4) [verb] to pour down (said of rain or anything like rain).

5) [verb] to strike quickly; to rap on.

6) [verb] to catch (as fire).

7) [verb] to seize, pierce or cut with the teeth; to prick or wound with a sting; to bite.

8) [verb] to become useful.

9) [verb] to consider; to taken into account.

10) [verb] to hold in esteem; to respect; to adore.

11) [verb] to earn; to get as a reward for one’s labour or service.

12) [verb] to agree; to consent; to accept.

13) [verb] to cover from all or almost all sides; to capture; to attack.

14) [verb] (math.) to separate (a quantity) into equal parts; to divide.

15) [verb] to be avoided; to be fended off.

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Kōlu (ಕೋಲು):—

1) [noun] a stick a) a short slender branch or length of wood broken or cut from a tree; b) the same trimmed for use as a support or weapon; b) a thin rod or spike of wood etc. for a particular purpose.

2) [noun] a sharp pointed wooden or metal stick shot from a bow as a weapon; an arrow.

3) [noun] a measuring rod, usu. a yard long, and is divided into inches etc.; a measuring rod or yard-stick.

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Kōlu (ಕೋಲು):—[adjective] of greater than usual or standard length, height, etc.; long; too long.

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Kōḷu (ಕೋಳು):—

1) [verb] to become cool or colder.

2) [verb] to shiver from cold.

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Kōḷu (ಕೋಳು):—

1) [noun] a blow; the impact of a blow; a stroke.

2) [noun] the act of taking goods by force (as by a rioter.

3) [noun] the act of capturing or the fact of being captured.

4) [noun] an animal that falls victim to another animal.

5) [noun] the act of biting, stinging.

6) [noun] a grasp, grip; a hold.

7) [noun] power to attract; charm or fascination; attraction.

8) [noun] the quality of restraining, limiting oneself (within certain norms, esp. social, ethical, moral, etc.).

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Kōḷu (ಕೋಳು):—

1) [noun] a hard permanent outgrowth, often curved and pointed, on the head of cattle, rhinoceroses, giraffes or other esp. hoofed mammals, found singly, in pairs or one in front of another; a horn.

2) [noun] in elephants, wild boars, walruses, etc., a very long, large, pointed tooth, usu. one of a pair, projecting outside the mouth and used for defence, digging up food, etc.; the tusk.

3) [noun] a sharp-pointed organ in certain animals (as crab), used to prick, wound or inject poison.

4) [noun] a limb extending from a tree or bough; a branch.

5) [noun] a projecting usu. pointed part, esp. the pointed top of a mountain or of the roof of a building.

6) [noun] (fig.) assumed prestige, merit, etc.

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Kolu (கொலு) noun cf. கோலம். [kolam.] [Telugu: koluvu, M. kolu.]

1. Royal presence, durbar, sitting-in-state; presence of the deity in a temple; ஓலக்க இருப்பு. இருந்திடுங் கொலுவில் [olakka iruppu. irunthidung koluvil] (மச்சபுராணம் நைமிசா. [machapuranam naimisa.] 5).

2. Decorations in a Hindu house at the time of the Navarātri festival; நவராத்திரிப் பண்டிகையில் பொம்மை முதலியவற்றை அலங்காரமாக அமைக்கை. [navarathirip pandigaiyil pommai muthaliyavarrai alangaramaga amaikkai.]

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Koḻu (கொழு) [koḻuttal] 11 intransitive verb [Malayalam: koḻu.]

1. To prosper, flourish; to be rich or fertile, as soil; செழித்தல். குடிகொழுத்தக்கண்ணும் [sezhithal. kudigozhuthakkannum] (நாலடியார் [naladiyar], 96).

2. To grow fat; to be plump; உடற்கொழுப்பு மிகுதல். சிறுமியரெலாங் கொழுத்தே (தனிப்பாடற்றிரட்டு). [udarkozhuppu miguthal. sirumiyarelang kozhuthe (thanippadarrirattu).]

3. To be of thick consistency, as sandal paste; குழம்பாயிருத்தல். சந்தனத்தைக் கொழுக்கப் பூசு. [kuzhambayiruthal. santhanathaig kozhukkap pusu.]

4. To be saucy, impertinent, insolent; திமிர்கொள்ளு தல். [thimirkollu thal.] Colloq.

5. To become too rich to be productive, as land; பூமி மதர்த்தல். [pumi matharthal.] Colloq.

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Koḻu (கொழு) noun < கொழு-. [kozhu-.] Fat; கொழுப்பு. குடருங் கொழுவும் [kozhuppu. kudarung kozhuvum] (நாலடியார் [naladiyar], 46).

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Koḻu (கொழு) noun cf. kuṣ. [K. kuḷa.]

1. [Telugu:. koru.] Bar of metal, bullion; உலோகக் கோல். [ulogak kol.]

2. [Malayalam: koḻu.] Ploughshare; ஏர்க்காறு. [erkkaru.]

3. Awl; துளையிடும் பெரிய. ஊசி. கொழுச்சென்ற வழித் துன்னூசி யினிதுசெல்லுமாறுபோல (தொல்காப்பியப் பாயிரவிருத்தி உரை).. [thulaiyidum periya. usi. kozhuchenra vazhith thunnusi yinithusellumarupola (tholkappiyap payiraviruthi urai)..]

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Koḷu (கொளு) noun < idem.

1. Gist, as of a poem; செய்யுள் முதலியவற்றின் கருத்து விளக்கும் சொற்றொடர். (புறப்பொருள்வெண்பாமாலை) [seyyul muthaliyavarrin karuthu vilakkum sorrodar. (purapporulvenpamalai)]

2. Rib; பழமொழிுவெலும்பு. கொளுமிடை வீணாதண்டு [pazhuvelumbu. kolumidai vinathandu] (ஞானாமிர்தம் [gnanamirtham] 7, 14).

3. Fastening-hook of a curtain; உருவுதிரையை மாட்டுங் கருவி. கஞ்சிகைக் கொளுவொடு கயிற்றுநிலை யமைத்து [uruvuthiraiyai mattung karuvi. kanchigaig koluvodu kayirrunilai yamaithu] (பெருங்கதை உஞ்சைக். [perungathai unchaig.] 58, 52).

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Kōlu (கோலு) [kōlutal] 5 transitive verb

1. cf. kṣur. To make, form, as beds in a garden; பாத்தி முதலியன வகுத்தல். [pathi muthaliyana vaguthal.]

2. To enclose, envelop, encompass; to stretch round; வளைத்தல். நெடுங்காழ்க் கண்டங் கோலி [valaithal. nedungazhk kandang koli] (பத்துப்பாட்டு: முல்லைப்பாட்டு [pathuppattu: mullaippattu] 44).

3. cf. kul. To gather; திரட்டிவைத்தல். கோலாப் பிரசமன்னாட்கு [thirattivaithal. kolap pirasamannadku] (திருக்கோவையார் [thirukkovaiyar] 110).

4. [Malayalam: kōru.] To bale, draw up, as with an ola bucket; to gather with a sweep of the arm; நீர் முதலியவற்றை முகந்து அள்ளுதல். கோலித் தண்ணீர்குடிக்கப்பட்ட . . . குடை [nir muthaliyavarrai muganthu alluthal. kolith thannirkudikkappatta . . . kudai] (கலித்தொகை [kalithogai] 23, உரை [urai]).

5. To spread out; பிரித்தல். கணமயிறொக் கெண்ணுழையாத் தழை கோலிநின் றாலும் [pirithal. kanamayirog kennuzhaiyath thazhai kolinin ralum] (திருக்கோவையார் [thirukkovaiyar] 347).

6. To commence; தொடங்குதல். பரஸ்வரூபத்தை நிரூபிக்கக் கோலி (ஈடு-முப்பத்தாறுயிரப்படி, அவ. ஜீ.). [thodanguthal. parasvarupathai nirupikkag koli (idu-muppatharuyirappadi, ava. ji.).]

7. To construct, compass, effect, accomplish; உண்டாக்குதல். [undakkuthal.] (J.)

8. To consider, deliberate; ஆலோசித்தல். முற் கோலிப் பாண்டு புத்திரர்க் கோறும் [alosithal. mur kolip pandu puthirark korum] (மகாபாரதம் நச்சுப். [magaparatham nachup.] 3).

9. To ponder, meditate; தியானித்தல். மாலைக் கோலித் திரியும் [thiyanithal. malaig kolith thiriyum] (அஷ்டப்பிரபந்தம் திருவேங். மா. [ashdappirapandam thiruveng. ma.] 3).

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