Muli, Mūli, Mūlī, Muḻi: 13 definitions


Muli means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Mūli (मूलि).—A river from the Mahendra hill.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 31.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Muli [মূলী] in the Bengali language is the name of a plant identified with Melocanna baccifera (Roxb.) Kurz from the Poaceae (Grass) family having the following synonyms: Bambusa baccifera, Melocanna baccifera, Melocanna bambusoides. For the possible medicinal usage of muli, 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.

Muli [मूली] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Raphanus sativus from the Brassicaceae (Mustard) family.

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

1) Muli in English is the name of a plant defined with Melocanna baccifera in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Nastus baccifer Roxb. ex Raspail (among others).

2) Muli in India is also identified with Raphanus sativus It has the synonym Raphanus raphanistrum subsp. sativus (L.) Schmalh. (etc.).

3) Muli in Papua New Guinea is also identified with Citrus aurantifolia It has the synonym Limonia aurantiifolia Christm. (etc.).

4) Muli in Sierra Leone is also identified with Panicum brevifolium It has the synonym Isachne biflora (Lam.) Kuntze (etc.).

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

· Synopseos Plantarum (Persoon) (1822)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1990)
· Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique … Botanique (1791)
· Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis (1912)
· Annales du muséum national d’histoire naturelle (1813)
· Species Plantarum (1753)

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

muḷī (मुळी).—f (mūḷa) A root or a part of a root, a rootlet, radicle, or ramification. muḷyā pātāḷīṃ gaḍaṇēṃ-jāṇēṃ g. of s. To shoot its roots deep down; to take fast hold, lit. fig.

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

muḷī (मुळी).—f A root or a part of a root. muḷyā pātāḷīṃ gaḷaṇēṃ To take fast hold.

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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

Mūlī (मूली).—A small house-lizard.

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

1) Mūlī (मूली):—[from mūla > mūl] a f. a species of small house-lizard, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [from mūl] b in [compound] for mūla,

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Mūlī (मूली) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Mūlī.

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Muli in German

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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

Mūlī (मूली):—(nf) radish; -[gājara samajhanā] to consider (somebody) as of no consequence, to treat with contemptuous indignation.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Mūlī (मूली) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Mūlī.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Muḷi (ಮುಳಿ):—

1) [verb] to become angry; to show anger or strong resentment.

2) [verb] to become harmful, injurious.

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Muḷi (ಮುಳಿ):—[noun] = ಮುಳಿಸು [mulisu].

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Muḷi (ಮುಳಿ):—[noun] a kind of grass, the dried blades of which are used for thatching; the whoching grass.

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Mūli (ಮೂಲಿ):—

1) [adjective] having roots (as a plant).

2) [adjective] having fundamental right to.

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Mūli (ಮೂಲಿ):—[noun] the fundamental right to cultivate a particular piece of land.

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Mūli (ಮೂಲಿ):—[noun] = ಮೂಲ [mula]2; (?).

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Mūḷi (ಮೂಳಿ):—

1) [noun] a woman with torn ear or she who does not have external part of the ear.

2) [noun] a wicked woman.

3) [noun] a woman lacking normal intelligence; a stupid, senseless woman.

4) [noun] lack; deficiency; absence.

5) [noun] a woman not wearing any ear-ornament.

6) [noun] a woman who remained unmarried to another man after her husband has died; a widow.

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Mūḻi (ಮೂೞಿ):—[noun] = ಮೂಳಿ [muli].

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Mūḻi (ಮೂೞಿ):—

1) [noun] a somewhat S-shaped nozel of a water container, for pouring water.

2) [noun] a water pot or a round water-vessel with a narrow mouth and a narrower neck.

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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

Muḻi (முழி) [muḻital] 4 transitive verb Corr. of உமிழ்- [umizh-], 1.

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Muḻi (முழி) noun < மொழி. [mozhi.] [Telugu: mōda, K. Travancore usage muḍi, M. muḷi.] Joint, as of the body; எலும்புப்பூட்டு. [elumbupputtu.]

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Muḻi (முழி) noun Corr. of விழி. [vizhi.]

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Muḻi (முழி) [muḻittal] 11 intransitive verb Corr. of விழி-. [vizhi-.]

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Muḷi (முளி) [muḷital] 4 intransitive verb [K. muḷi.]

1. To dry; உலர்தல். முளிமுதல் மூழ்கிய வெம்மை [ularthal. mulimuthal muzhkiya vemmai] (கலித்தொகை [kalithogai] 16). (பிங்கலகண்டு [pingalagandu])

2. To burn; to be scorched; வேதல். ஆரெயி லோரழ லம்பின் முளிய [vethal. areyi lorazha lambin muliya] (பரிபாடல் [paripadal] 5, 25).

3. To perish; கெடுதல். முளிந்த தீவினையான் [keduthal. mulintha thivinaiyan] (விநாயகபு. [vinayagapu.] 22, 2).

4. To mature; முற்றுதல். முளி புல்லுங் கானமுஞ் சேரார் [murruthal. muli pullung kanamugn serar] (ஆசாரக்கோவை [asarakkovai] 57).

5. To curdle; தோய்தல். முளிதயிர் பிசைந்த காந்தள் மெல்விரல் [thoythal. mulithayir pisaintha kanthal melviral] (குறுந்தொகை [kurundogai] 167).

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Muḷi (முளி) [muḷittal] 11 intransitive verb < முளி¹-. [muli¹-.]

1. To dry; உலர்தல். [ularthal.] (நாமதீபநிகண்டு [namathipanigandu] 757.)

2. To become dried; வறத்தல். (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [varathal. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

3. To become scorched; காய்தல். (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [kaythal. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

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Muḷi (முளி) noun < idem.

1. Dryness; உலர்ச்சி. முளிவெள்ளெலும்பும் [ularchi. mulivellelumbum] (தேவாரம் [thevaram] 326, 6).

2. Faded condition; வாட்டம். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [vattam. (pingalagandu)]

3. That which is dry; வற்றியபொருள். நெல்லிமுளி. [varriyaporul. nellimuli.]

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Muḷi (முளி) [muḷital] 4 intransitive verb probably from மிளிர்-. [milir-.] To boil up; பொங்குதல். சாதம் முளிந்துவருகிறது. [ponguthal. satham mulinthuvarugirathu.]

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Muḷi (முளி) noun cf. முழி². [muzhi².]

1. Joint of the body; உடல்மூட்டு. திகழ்முச்சாணென்பு முளியற [udalmuttu. thigazhmuchanenpu muliyara] (தத்துவப்பிரகாசம் [thathuvappiragasam] 133).

2. Knot in trees; மரக்கணு. (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [marakkanu. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

3. Ankle; கணுக்கால். [kanukkal.] (W.)

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Muḷi (முளி) noun < முள். [mul.] Thorny nail-dye. See செம்முள்ளி [semmulli], 2. (தைலவருக்கச்சுருக்கம் தைல. [thailavarukkachurukkam thaila.] 72.)

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Mūḻi (மூழி) noun probably from மூழ்²-. [muzh²-.] [K. mūḻi.]

1. Ladle; அகப்பை. (திவா.) [agappai. (thiva.)]

2. A vessel for holding water. See கமண்டலு. மயிற்பீலியோடு மூழிநீர் கையிற்பற்றி [kamandalu. mayirpiliyodu muzhinir kaiyirparri] (பெரியபுராணம் திருஞான. [periyapuranam thirugnana.] 601).

3. A vessel used in sacrifices; யாகத்தில் உபயோகிக்கும் பாண்ட விசேடம். [yagathil upayogikkum panda visedam.] (சீவகசிந்தாமணி [sivagasindamani] 2464, அரும். [arum.])

4. Reservoir of water; tank; நீர்நிலை. (பிங்கலகண்டு) [nirnilai. (pingalagandu)]

5. Churning stick; மத்து. [mathu.] (W.)

6. Boiled rice; சோறு. (சூடாமணிநிகண்டு) [soru. (sudamaninigandu)]

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Mūḷi (மூளி) noun probably from முளி-. [muli-.]

1. Defect of limb; deformity; உறுப்புக்குறை. சூர்ப்பணகையை மூளியாக்க [uruppukkurai. surppanagaiyai muliyakka] (இராமநாடகம் உயுத். [iramanadagam uyuth.] 26).

2. One who is deformed or has defective limbs; உறுப்பறை. [urupparai.]

3. That which has lost a part or piece, especially at the top; தலைப்பகுதியிற் பின்னப்பட்டிருப்பது. மூளிக்குடம். [thalaippaguthiyir pinnappattiruppathu. mulikkudam.]

4. That which is defective; குறை வுற்றது. அவன் வராமையால் அந்தக் காரியம் மூளியா யிருந்தது. [kurai vurrathu. avan varamaiyal anthag kariyam muliya yirunthathu.]

5. Person or thing devoid of the usual ornaments; வழக்கமாயுள்ள அணிகலனில் லாத-வன்-வள்-து. [vazhakkamayulla anigalanil latha-van-val-thu.]

6. Ugly woman, a term of abuse; அழகற்றவள். [azhagarraval.]

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