Mallige: 2 definitions


Mallige means something in the history of ancient India. 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: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Mallige (“jasmine”) is one of the gotras (clans) among the Kurnis (a tribe of South India). Kurni is, according to the Census Report 1901, “a corruption of kuri (sheep) and vanni (wool), the caste having been originally weavers of wool”. The gotras (viz., Mallige) are described as being of the Brāhman, Kshatriya, and Vaisya sub-divisions of the caste, and of Shanmukha’s Sudra caste.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mallige (ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ):—

1) [noun] any of various tropical and subtropical plants (genus Jasminum) of the Oleaceae family.

2) [noun] its fragrant flower of yellow, red or white, used in perfumes.

3) [noun] a kind of earthenware.

4) [noun] ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ ಹೂವಿನಿಂದ ಬಾಳೆನಾರು ಪಾವನವಾಯಿತು [mallige huvinimda balenaru pavanavayitu] mallige hūvininda bāḷe nāru pāvanavāyitu (prov.) for the rose, the thorn is plucked.

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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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