Kuli, Kuḷī, Kulī: 12 definitions

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

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

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kuli [कुली] in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Chlorophytum tuberosum (Roxb.) Baker from the Asparagaceae (Asparagus) family. For the possible medicinal usage of kuli, 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.

Kuli [ಕೂಲಿ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Gmelina arborea Roxb. ex Sm. from the Verbenaceae (Verbena) family.

Kuli [ಕುಲಿ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Solanum virginianum L. from the Solanaceae (Potato) family having the following synonyms: Solanum surattense, Solanum xanthocarpum.

Kuli [कुलिः] in the Sanskrit language, ibid. previous identification.

Kuli [कुली] in the Sanskrit language, ibid. previous identification.

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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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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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Languages of India and abroad

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]

Kuli in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kuli (ಕುಲಿ):—

1) [noun] the plant Solanum surattense ( = S. xanthocarpum) of Solanaceae family; dwarf wild brinjal plant.

2) [noun] its fruit.

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Kuli (ಕುಲಿ):—[noun] a man of virtuous family.

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Kuḷi (ಕುಳಿ):—

1) [verb] (the surface of something) to become depressed; to become hollow; to sink; to sag.

2) [verb] to cause to become depressed; to dig; to excavate.

3) [verb] to become thin, lean or emaciated.

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Kuḷi (ಕುಳಿ):—

1) [noun] a hole or cavity in the ground; a pit; a depressed part or place; a hollow.

2) [noun] a hollow place within something; a cavity.

3) [noun] a natural depression on the skin (esp. on the cheek) formed when smiled; a dimple.

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Kuḻi (ಕುೞಿ):—

1) [verb] (the surface of something) to become depressed; to become hollow; to sink; to sag.

2) [verb] to cause to become depressed; to dig; to excavate.

3) [verb] to become thin, lean or emaciated.

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Kuḻi (ಕುೞಿ):—

1) [noun] a hole or cavity in the ground; a pit; a depressed part or place; a hollow.

2) [noun] a hollow place within something; a cavity; ಕುೞಿಯ ಸುಂಕ [kuliya sumka] k ułiya sunka a tax levied (earlier) on farmers based on the number of seed beds.

3) [noun] a similar tax based on number of wells one has.

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Kūli (ಕೂಲಿ):—

1) [noun] a payment made daily or weekly, by an employer to an employee (esp. an unskilled or manual worker), in return for work or service rendered.

2) [noun] wages, salary or other recompense earned by working; earnings.

3) [noun] a payment for the use or possession of a property.

4) [noun] a hired labourer or burden carrier; a coolie.

5) [noun] ಕೂಲಿ ಕಂಬಳ [kuli kambala] kūli kambaḷa = ಕೂಲಿ [kuli]1 - 1; ಕೂಲಿ ಕುಂಬಳಿ [kuli kumbali] kūli kumbaḷi = ಕೂಲಿ [kuli]1 - 1; ಕೂಲಿ ಕುಪ್ಪಟೆ [kuli kuppate] kūli kuppaṭe = ಕೂಲಿ [kuli]1 - 1; ಕೂಲಿನಾಲಿ [kulinali] kūli nāli = ಕೂಲಿ [kuli]1 - 1; ಕೂಲಿಮಾಡು [kulimadu] kūli māḍu to work (esp. engage in a hard work) as a coolie on daily or weekly wages.

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Kūli (ಕೂಲಿ):—[noun] the tree Gmelina arborea ( = Premna arborea) of Verbenaceae family.

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Kūḷi (ಕೂಳಿ):—[noun] a basket for catching fish in a small stream or canal.

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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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