Nali, Nālī, Nāḷī, Nāḷi, Nāli, Ñāḻi, Ñāḷi: 23 definitions

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Nali means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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.

The Sanskrit terms Nāḷī and Nāḷi and Ñāḷi can be transliterated into English as Nali or Nalii, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Nālī (नाली).—Equal in measurement to dhanurdaṇḍa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 125.
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Nāli (नालि, “enigma”) refers to one of the thirteen types of vīthi, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 20. It is also known by the name Nālikā. Vīthi represents one of the daśarūpa or, “ten kinds of dramatic plays”, which are said to have originated from the various styles (vṛtti), discussed in chapter 22 of the same work.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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India history and geography

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

Nali (“bamboo tube”) is one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Kurubas (a tribe of South India). The Kurubas are sub-divided into clans or gumpus, each having a headman or guru called a gaudu, who gives his name to the clan. And the clans are again sub-divided into gotras or septs (viz., Nali).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Nāḻi.—ḻi (EI 9, 28), a grain measure; same as nālikā. Note: nāḻi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

See also (synonyms): Nā.

Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas (history)

Nāḻi equals 2 Uri and represents a unit of measurement used in Medieval Temple Inscriptions.—Remuneration had several components. One main component was daily allowance of paddy or rice. This was measured out in various measures [viz., 1 Nāḻi equals 2 Uri].

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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: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Nali [నాలి] in the Telugu language is the name of a plant identified with Holoptelea integrifolia (Roxb.) Planch. from the Ulmaceae (Elm) family having the following synonyms: Ulmus integrifolia. For the possible medicinal usage of nali, 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.

Nali in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Ipomoea aquatica Forsk. from the Convolvulaceae (Morning glory) family.

Nali in the Gujarati language is the name of a plant identified with Lobelia nicotianifolia Roth ex Schult. from the Campanulaceae (Bell flower) family having the following synonyms: Lobelia nicotianaefolia.

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

1) Nali in India is the name of a plant defined with Hibiscus cannabinus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Abelmoschus verrucosus (Guill. & Perr.) Walp. (among others).

2) Nali is also identified with Hibiscus nigrocaulis It has the synonym Hibiscus cannabinus var. ruber A. Howard & G. Howard (etc.).

3) Nali is also identified with Holoptelea integrifolia It has the synonym Holoptelea integrifolia (Roxb.) Planch. (etc.).

4) Nali is also identified with Indigofera tinctoria It has the synonym Indigofera orthocarpa (DC.) O. Berg & C.F. Schmidt (etc.).

5) Nali is also identified with Ipomoea aquatica It has the synonym Convolvulus reptans L. (etc.).

6) Nali is also identified with Melocanna baccifera It has the synonym Beesha rheedei Kunth (etc.).

7) Nali is also identified with Onosma echioides It has the synonym Cerinthe echioides L..

8) Nali is also identified with Pennisetum glaucum It has the synonym Panicum spicatum (L.) Roxb. (etc.).

9) Nali is also identified with Polygonum barbatum It has the synonym Persicaria barbata (L.) H. Hara (etc.).

10) Nali is also identified with Senna tora It has the synonym Cassia obtusifolia var. humilis (Collad.) Torr. & A. Gray (etc.).

11) Nali in Nepal is also identified with Lobelia pyramidalis It has the synonym Rapuntium wallichianum C. Presl (etc.).

12) Nali is also identified with Persicaria barbata It has the synonym Polygonum hispidum Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don, non Humb., Bonpl. & Kunth (etc.).

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

· Flora of Jamaica containing descriptions of the flowering plants known from the island (1920)
· Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien (1948)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2001)
· Schlüssel Hortus indicus malabaricus (1818)
· Prop. Brit. Bot. (1929)
· Journal of Biosciences (1993)

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nāḷi : (f.) a measure of capacity; a tube.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Nāḷī, (f.) & (in cpds.) nāḷi (Sk. nāḍī, see nala) a hollow stalk, tube, pipe; also a measure of capacity Vin. I, 249; A. III, 49; J. I, 98 (suvaṇṇa°), 124 (taṇḍula°), 419; III, 220 (kaṇḍa° a quiver); IV, 67; DhA. II, 193 (tela°), 257. Cp. pa°.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

naḷī (नळी).—f (naḷā) A tube or pipe; a spout, a gunbarrel, an ureter, the windpipe, the gullet, the case enclosing the weaver's spool or shuttle, a long hollow body gen.: also a drain or sewer. 2 The bone of the leg, the shank or tibia. With many naḷī is also the bone of the thigh, of the upper arm, and of the fore arm or the radius, all being regarded as tubular. 3 The nasal canal. 4 A narrow channel betwixt hills. 5 (From naḷī Gun- barrel.) A matchlock-man or a musketeer. In this use naḷī resembles bāra & ghōḍā. naḷīcēṃ vaṛhāḍa karaṇēṃ To stuff one's own maw (greedily, selfishly &c.) naḷīṃ nakha dēṇēṃ g. of o. also naḷī dābaṇēṃ To deprive one of his bread and butter. 2 To treat cruelly or harshly. naḷīvara nēsaṇēṃ To wear the dhōtara or lugaḍēṃ very short (only just over the knee.)

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nāḷī (नाळी) [or ळ्या, ḷyā].—a (nāḷa) Having a galled or sore back--a beast.

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

naḷī (नळी).—f A tube or pipe; a spout, a gun- barrel, an ureter, the wind pipe, the gullet, the case enclosing the weaver's spool or shuttle, a long bollow body gen.: also a drain or sewer. naḷīcēṃ vaṛhāḍa karaṇēṃ To stuff one's own maw. naḷī nakha dēṇēṃ, naḷīṃ dābaṇēṃ To deprive one of his bread and butter. To treat cruelly or harsh- ly. naḷīvara nēsaṇēṃ To wear the dhōtara or lugaḍēṃ very short (only just over the knee).

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nāḷī (नाळी).—

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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

Nalī (नली).—f. A kind of perfume or red arsenic.

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Nāli (नालि) or Nālī (नाली).—f. [nal-ṇic in bā ṅīp]

1) Any tubular vessel of the body.

2) A hollow stalk, especially that of the lotus.

3) A period of 24 minutes (ghaṭikā).

4) An instrument for boring an elephant's ear.

5) A canal, drain.

6) A lotus flower.

7) A piece of metal on which the hours are struck (ghaṭī).

Derivable forms: nāliḥ (नालिः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Nāli (नालि).—(?) , m. or f. (°liḥ, n. sg.), Mahāvyutpatti 7521, from the con-text should mean something connected with weaving; Tibetan son pa, arrived(!) and so also Chin.!; Japanese pipe, or vein, which fits Sanskrit nāḍī (and Lex. nālī), but not the context in Mahāvyutpatti.

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Nālī (नाली).—name of a yakṣiṇī: Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.xviii.17.

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

Nāli (नालि).—f. (-liḥ or ) 1. Any tubular vessel of the body. 2. A hollow stalk. E. la interchanged with ḍa; see nāḍi. nala-ṇic-in vā ṅīp .

Nāli can also be spelled as Nālī (नाली).

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

1) Nalī (नली):—[from nala] f. a kind of perfume or red arsenic, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. naṭī)

2) Nālī (नाली):—[from nāla] a f. an instrument for perforating an elephant’s ear, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] the stalk of a pot-herb, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a piece of metal on which the hours are struck = ghaṭī, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] a lotus-flower, L: (cf. nālīka)

6) [from nāla] nAlI b f. = nāḍī, any tubular vessel or vein etc. of the body, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) Nāli (नालि):—[from nāla] f. = nāḍī, any tubular vessel or vein etc. of the body, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) Nālī (नाली):—[from nāli > nāla] nAlI c mfn. ifc. = likā, a period of 24 minutes, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

9) Nāli (नालि):—[from nāla] mfn. ifc. = likā, a period of 24 minutes, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

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

Nāli (नालि):—(liḥ) 2. f. Any tubular vessel.

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

Nālī (नाली) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇālī.

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Nali 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

1) Nalī (नली):—(nf) a tube; tubule; pipe; spout; barrel (of a gun).

2) Nālī (नाली):—(nf) a drain, drain-pipe; sewer, scupper; —[kā kīḍā] most contemptible/despicable creature.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Ṇāli (णालि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Nāla.

2) Ṇālī (णाली) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Nālī.

3) Ṇālī (णाली) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Nālī.

4) Ṇālī (णाली) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Nāḍī.

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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

Nali (ನಲಿ):—

1) [verb] to play, dance or wander mirthfully.

2) [verb] to be glad or delighted.

3) [verb] to like (something) very much.

4) [verb] to hang loosely so as to swing back and forth; to dangle.

5) [verb] to shout from excess joy.

6) [verb] ನಲಿದಾಟ [nalidata] nalidāṭa the feeling of joy;pleasure; 2. a playing, jumping, sporting from joy.

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Nali (ನಲಿ):—[noun] a kind of fragrant substance.

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Naḷi (ನಳಿ):—

1) [verb] to bend (oneself); to become crooked.

2) [verb] to bow or bend one’s body in reverence, worship, etc.

3) [verb] to wave oneself to and fro or from side to side etc. (as a crop does when wind blows over it).

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Naḷi (ನಳಿ):—

1) [adjective] agreeable or pleasant to touch; soft; smooth.

2) [adjective] shining; bright.

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Naḷi (ನಳಿ):—[noun] loveliness; charmingness.

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Naḷi (ನಳಿ):—[noun] = ನಳ್ಳಿ [nalli]2.

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Naḷi (ನಳಿ):—[noun] a kind of fragrant substance.

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Nāli (ನಾಲಿ):—

1) [noun] the hollow stalk of some plants as lotus.

2) [noun] any of the tube-like structures in the body as windpipe, oesophagus, etc.

3) [noun] any hollow tube of metal, glass, rubber, etc.

4) [noun] the lotus flower.

5) [noun] an apparatus for making a hole in the ears of elephants.

6) [noun] a unit of time equal to twenty four minutes.

7) [noun] a hollow, round hemisphere or flat plate of brass or bronze that produces a heavy sound when struck, used by mendicants or in places of worship; a brass cymbal.

8) [noun] a thin, long piece of wood split lengthwise.

9) [noun] an archaic unit of weight.

10) [noun] an artificial water path; a canal.

11) [noun] a weaver’s shuttle.

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Nāḷi (ನಾಳಿ):—

1) [noun] the hollow stalk of some plants as lotus.

2) [noun] any of the tube-like structures in the body as windpipe, oesophagus, etc.

3) [noun] any hollow tube of metal, glass, rubber, etc.

4) [noun] the lotus flower.

5) [noun] an apparatus for making a hole in the ears of elephants.

6) [noun] a unit of time equal to twenty four minutes.

7) [noun] a hollow, round hemisphere or flat plate of brass or bronze that produces a heavy sound when struck, used by mendicants or in places of worship; a brass cymbal.

8) [noun] a thin, long piece of wood split lengthwise.

9) [noun] an archaic unit of weight.

10) [noun] an artificial water path; a canal.

11) [noun] a weaver’s shuttle.

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Nāḷi (ನಾಳಿ):—[noun] a kind of plant.

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Nāḻi (ನಾೞಿ):—[noun] a duration of twenty four minutes.

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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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