Kuli, Kuḷī, Kulī: 10 definitions

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Kuli means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, 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.

The Sanskrit term Kuḷī can be transliterated into English as Kuli or Kulii, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Kuli.—(IE 8-6; EI 28), Tamil; a small land measure equal to (1/240) of a pāḍagam. Note: kuli 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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Kūli.—(SII 1), Tamil; hire. Note: kūli 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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kuḷī (कुळी).—f (kūḷa) Family, lineage, race, tribe. It is rather restricted in use; occurring mostly in inquiries concerning the purity of caste, when marriage is contemplated. 2 A particular esculent vegetable. 3 R A mouthful of water (taken to gargle or rinse).

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kulī (कुली).—m (kula S Tribe or family. This people, whether of Gujarath or of the Maraṭha country, reckoning by Kuls or clans, themselves indeed referring their designation, Kuli, to this their manner. See Evangel. of India. By Rev. Dr. John Wilson.) A class of people or an individual of it, a Kuli.

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

kuḷī (कुळी).—f Family, race.

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kuḷī (कुळी) [-ta-tha-da, -त-थ-द].—m A vetch, Glycine tomentosa.

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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

Kulī (कुली).—f. A group of families; दुशकुलीं वा गोपः (duśakulīṃ vā gopaḥ) Kau. A.; दशकुलीवाटं कूपस्थानम् (daśakulīvāṭaṃ kūpasthānam) Kau. A.2.4.

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Kuli (कुलि).—A hand.

Derivable forms: kuliḥ (कुलिः).

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Kulī (कुली).—A wife's elder sister.

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

Kuli (कुलि).—m.

(-liḥ) A hand. f.

(-liḥ) A prickly nightshade: see kula E. kul to accumulate, &c. ki aff.

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

1) Kulī (कुली):—[from kula] a f. a wife’s elder sister, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] the plant Solanum Jacquini or Solanum longum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Kuli (कुलि):—m. the hand, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) f. (= ) Solanum Jacquini (prickly nightshade), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Kulī (कुली):—b See kula.

6) Kūli (कूलि):—m. Name of a Brāhman, [Kathārṇava]

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

Kuli (कुलि):—(liḥ) 2. m. A hand. f. A prickly nightshade, a plant.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Kuli (कुलि):—

1) m. Hand [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 6, 25.] Viell. aus kuliśāsana geschlossen. —

2) f. Name einer Pflanze (kaṇṭakārī) [Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma] Vgl. kulī .

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Kulī (कुली):—f.

1) eine ältere Schwester der Frau [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 554.] —

2) Name einer Pflanze, Solanum Jacquini Willd., [Amarakoṣa 2, 4, 3, 12.] [Medinīkoṣa l. 9.] Solanum longum Roxb. (vṛhatī) [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma] Vgl. 2. kulyā .

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Kūli (कूलि):—m. Nomen proprium eines Brahmanen [Oxforder Handschriften 153,b,24.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Kuli (कुलि):——

1) m. Hand.

2) f. Solanum Jacquini.

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Kūli (कूलि):—m. Nomen proprium eines Brahmanen.

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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

Kulī (कुली):—(nm) a coolie; —[kabāḍī] a rag-tag, person commanding no respect; low-born (person).

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