Mullu: 3 definitions


Mullu means something in the history of ancient India, 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.

India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Mullu (“thorn”) 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., Mullu) 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 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)

Mullu in India is the name of a plant defined with Cirsium wallichii in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices.

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

· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (1838)
· Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine (2006)

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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

Muḷḷu (ಮುಳ್ಳು):—

1) [noun] a sharp, lifeless excrescence on a plant; a spine; a prickle; a thorn.

2) [noun] a plant that is full of thorns; a prickly plant.

3) [noun] the sharp point of anything.

4) [noun] a sharp-pointed organ in insects and certain other animals, used to prick, wound or inject poison (as a scorpion does); a sting.

5) [noun] a slender, pointed metal piece at the centre of the beam of a weighing balance, that indicates the difference in wieights between the two pans.

6) [noun] a sharp device fixed to the shoe of a rider, to urge or stir the horse into action by prodding.

7) [noun] any long, stiff, prickly spines of a porcupine.

8) [noun] any bristlelike fibre or fibres, as on the head of barley, oats or wheat; an awn.

9) [noun] an indicator (either of the two or any of the three, sometimes) of time in the conventional clock or watch; a hand.

10) [noun] the plant Solanum ferox of Solanaceae family; hairy nighty shade.

11) [noun] the writing point of a fountain pen or quill pen; a nib.

12) [noun] (fig.) an annoyance, irritation; repeated botheration.

13) [noun] ಮುಳ್ಳು ಹೊಯಿಸು [mullu hoyisu] muḷḷu hoyisu = ಮುಳ್ಳು ಹಾಕಿಸು [mullu hakisu]; ಮುಳ್ಳಿನ ಮೇಲಿರು [mullina meliru] muḷḷina mēliru (fig.) to be restless (being in a place, position); ಮುಳ್ಳಾಡಿಸು [mulladisu] muḷḷāḍisu to rake up an old issue to cause mental pain again. ಮುಳ್ಳನ್ನು ಮುಳ್ಳಿನಿಂದಲೇ ತೆಗೆ [mullannu mullinimdale tege] muḷḷannu muḷḷinindalē tege counter a trickery by another trickery itself; to delude art by art; ಮುಳ್ಳಾಗು [mullagu] muḷḷāgu (fig.) to cause pain, obstacle, agony, etc. again and again; ಮುಳ್ಳಿನ ಕಿರೀಟ [mullina kirita] muḷḷina kirīṭa a position, power, honour etc. which is most uncomfortable; ಮುಳ್ಳಿನ ಮೇಲೆ ಹಾಕಿದ ಬಟ್ಟೆ [mullina mele hakida batte] muḷḷina mēle hākida baṭṭe a very delicate issue which may turn worse, if not handled carefully; ಮುಳ್ಳು ಹಾಕಿಸು [mullu hakisu] muḷḷu hākisu to make a number of shallow dents on the surface of grinding stone, mortar, etc. to grind well; ಮುಳ್ಳೇಳು [mullelu] muḷḷēḷu to have horripilation (as from fear, cold, wonder, joy, detgestation, etc.); ಮುಳ್ಳಿನ ಹಾಸಿಗೆ [mullina hasige] muḷḷina hāsige a position, power, etc. which is most uncomfortable.

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Mūḷlu (ಮೂಳ್ಲು):—[noun] the direction in which the sun apparently rises in the morning; east.

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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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