Oli, Olī, Oḻi, Oḷi: 6 definitions


Oli means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 term Oḷi can be transliterated into English as Oli or Olii, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Oli (ओलि) refers to “individual lineages”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—A common synonym of the name Paścimāmnāya, it is the ‘root tradition’ (mūlānvaya) of which the individual lineages (oli) and currents of transmission (ogha) are developments. It is the ‘lineage of Siddhas’ (siddhānvaya) which, as the whole tradition, is at once the path of the accomplished (siddhamārga) and that of accomplishment (siddhimārga). The word ‘anvaya’ may also denote a particular line of transmission or ‘lineage of Siddhas’ (siddhānvaya) or ‘the lineage of a sacred seat’ (pīṭhānvaya).

Note: Oli refers to “lineage”.—The term appears in the Kulakaulinīmata, Śrīmatottara and Kularatnoddyota. Other forms of the word include olika, uli, ulika and auli. The term ovalli is not found in the Kumārikākhaṇḍa even though oli/uli is very frequent. It is found several times in the Ṭīkā with reference to the Three Lineages. In one place the alternation between the two spellings oli and uli is clear as is that between the two forms oli/ovalli. In places we find the spelling ovali instead of ovalli. It appears that the two words have a common derivation: ovalli > ovali > oli (> uli). The Prākṛta forms appear to confirm this. The Deśīnāmamālā supplies the following simple definition:—“olī is a lineage”

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Oli in India is the name of a plant defined with Cheilocostus speciosus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Kaempferia speciosa Thunb. (among others).

2) Oli is also identified with Plumbago zeylanica It has the synonym Plumbago zeylanica var. glaucescens Boiss. (etc.).

3) Oli is also identified with Saussurea costus It has the synonym Aucklandia lappa Decne. (etc.).

4) Oli in Mexico is also identified with Croton niveus It has the synonym Kurkas populifolium (Mill.) Raf. (etc.).

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

· Species Plantarum (1762)
· Fl. Yunnan. (2003)
· Quarterly Journal of Chinese Forestry (1988)
· Observationes Botanicae (1791)
· Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society (1999)
· Linnaea (1846)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Oli, for example chemical composition, pregnancy safety, side effects, health benefits, extract dosage, diet and recipes, have a look at these references.

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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

ōḷī (ओळी).—f R (Usually ōhaḷī) A streamlet or brook: also a rillet or rill. 2 A gutter or narrow water-channel: also the dry channel of a streamlet.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Olī (ओली) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Avalī.

2) Olī (ओली) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ālī.

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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

Oli (ಒಲಿ):—

1) [verb] = ಒಲ್ [ol]1.

2) [verb] ಒಲಿದರೆ ನಾರಿ, ಮುನಿದರೆ ಮಾರಿ [olidare nari, munidare mari] olidre nāri, munidre māri (said of a woman) tender to the loved ones, deadly to the felons.

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Oli (ಒಲಿ):—[noun] a leaf of a palmyra tree used for thatching, also for writing on (in olden days).

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Ōli (ಓಲಿ):—

1) [noun] the property, presentations, etc. that a woman is given by her husband or father-in-law at the time of her marriage.

2) [noun] a chattel or a property pledged as security for a debt or other obligation; a pledge.

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Ōḷi (ಓಳಿ):—

1) [noun] a pile, mass or mound of things jumbled together; a collection of things thrown one on another; a heap.

2) [noun] a number of objects arranged in a usu. straight line; a row.

3) [noun] order a) the arrangement or sequence of objects or of events in time listed the items in order of importance; b) a sequential arrangement of mathematical elements c) a fixed or definite plan; system; d) a state or condition in which everything is in its right place and functioning properly.

4) [noun] the organ of hearing; the ear.

5) [noun] a woven fabric of fibrous material, as cotton, wool, silk, hair, synthetic fibers, etc.; cloth.

6) [noun] a piece of cloth bearing a design, motto, slogan, etc., attached to a staff and used as a standard; a banner.

7) [noun] a wretched man.

8) [noun] an instrument or device of any kind used to injure or kill another or defending oneself as in fighting or hunting; a weapon.

9) [noun] a loose long unsewn cloth used as a cover for shoulders.

10) [noun] a master; lord.

11) [noun] a narrow way between buildings, hedges, walls, etc.; a lane.

12) [noun] a small, narrow channel for irrigation.

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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

Oli (ஒலி) [olital] 4 intransitive verb To shoot forth; to be luxuriant; to prosper, thrive; தழைத்தல். ஒலிந்த கூந்தல் [thazhaithal. olintha kunthal] (பதிற்றுப்பத்து [pathirruppathu] 31, 24).

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Oli (ஒலி) [olittal] 11 intransitive verb See ஒலி¹-. [oli¹-.] (புறநானூறு [purananuru] 137, 6.)

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Oli (ஒலி) [olittal] 11 verb [Telugu: uliyu, K. uli, Travancore usage uri.] intransitive

1. To sound, as letter; to roar, as the ocean; சத்தித்தல். ஒலித்தக்கா லென்னாமுவரி [sathithal. olithakka lennamuvari] (திருக்குறள் [thirukkural], 763).

2. To wash, as clothes; ஆடைவெளுத் தல். ஊரொலிக்கும் பெருவண்ணார் [adaiveluth thal. urolikkum peruvannar] (பெரியபுராணம் திருக்குறிப்புத்தொண்ட. [periyapuranam thirukkuripputhonda.] 113). — transitive To remove, as dirt; to clean; விளக்குதல். உதிர்துக ளுக்க நின்னாடை யொலிப்ப [vilakkuthal. uthirthuga lukka ninnadai yolippa] (கலித்தொகை [kalithogai] 81, 31).

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Oli (ஒலி) noun < ஒலி³-. [oli³-.] [Telugu: ulivu, K. uli, M. oli.]

1. Sound, noise, roar; articulate sound; ஓசை. (திவா.) [osai. (thiva.)]

2. Thunder, thunderbolt; இடி. (பிங்கலகண்டு) [idi. (pingalagandu)]

3. Wind; காற்று. (திவா.) [karru. (thiva.)]

4. Word, speech; சொல். நின் னுருவமு மொலியு மாகாயத்துள [sol. nin nuruvamu moliyu magayathula] (பரிபாடல் [paripadal] 4, 31).

5. Loud or audible recitation of a mantra; பிறர்கேட்கச் செபிக்கை. [pirarkedkas sepikkai.] (சைவசமய நெறி பொது. [saivasamaya neri pothu.] 151, உரை. [urai.])

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Oḻi (ஒழி) [oḻital] [Malayalam: oḻi.] 4 intransitive verb

1. To cease, desist, stop; to discontinue; to be finished, ended; தீர்தல். பொயக்கோலஞ் செய்ய வொழியுமே [thirthal. poyakkolagn seyya vozhiyume] (நாலடியார் [naladiyar], 43).

2. To decline; to become extinct, annihilated; அழிதல். ஒழிந்திடு மணு ரூபங்கள் [azhithal. ozhinthidu manutharma sathiram rupangal] (சிவஞானசித்தியார் சுபக்ஷம் [sivagnanasithiyar supagsham] 1, 11).

3. To die, perish; சாதல். ஈரைம்பதின்மரும் பொருது களத்தொழிய [sathal. iraimbathinmarum poruthu kalathozhiya] (புறநானூறு [purananuru] 2, 15).

4. To remain; வெளிச்செல்லாது தங்குதல். அரசர் வாய்மொழி நம்பா லொழிகுவதாயின் [velichellathu thanguthal. arasar vaymozhi namba lozhiguvathayin] (சிலப்பதிகாரம் அரும்பதவுரை [silappathigaram arumbathavurai] 26, 11).

5. To be settled, decided; தீர்மானமாதல். தமக் கொழிமரபின் . . . நல்லறம் [thirmanamathal. thamag kozhimarapin . . . nallaram] (மணிமேகலை [manimegalai] 16, 110).

6. To be excepted; தவிர்தல். [thavirthal.]

7. To leave off, forbear; விட்டு நீங்குதல். இற்பிறப்பு நாணு மிடையொழிய [vittu ninguthal. irpirappu nanu midaiyozhiya] (புறப்பொருள்வெண்பாமாலை [purapporulvenpamalai] 7, 27).

8. To be at leisure; வேலைசெய்யாது சும்மாவிருத்தல். ஒழிந்தவேளையில் வா. [velaiseyyathu summaviruthal. ozhinthavelaiyil va.]

9. To be empty, unoccupied; வெறுமையாதல். இந்த வீடு ஒழிந்திருக்கிறது. [verumaiyathal. intha vidu ozhinthirukkirathu.] — aux. Auxiliary verb; ஓர் துணை வினை. கெடுத்தொழிந்தனை யென்னையு முன்னையும் [or thunai vinai. keduthozhinthanai yennaiyu munnaiyum] (கம்பராமாயணம் இரணியன். [kambaramayanam iraniyan.] 24).

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Oḻi (ஒழி) [oḻittal] 11 transitive verb Causative of ஒழி¹-. [ozhi¹-.] [Malayalam: oḻi.]

1. To bring to an end, finish; முடித் தல். எல்லாப் வேலையையும் ஒழித்துக்கொண்டு வா. [mudith thal. ellap velaiyaiyum ozhithukkondu va.]

2. To ruin, destroy, kill; அழித்தல். [azhithal.]

3. To put away, cast off, expel, dismiss, exclude; நீக்கு தல். அவனை வீட்டைவிட்டு ஒழித்தேன். [nikku thal. avanai vittaivittu ozhithen.]

4. To except, avoid, omit; தவிரித்தல். அதையொழித்து மற் றொல்லாம் சரி. [thavirithal. athaiyozhithu mar rollam sari.]

5. To clear out, empty, vacate; காலிசெய்தல். பெட்டியை ஒழித்தாயிற்றா [kaliseythal. pettiyai ozhithayirra]?

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Oḷi (ஒளி) noun < ஒண்-மை. [on-mai.] [K. oḷa, M. oḷi.]

1. Light, brightness; splendour; brilliancy; காந்தி. (திவா.) [kanthi. (thiva.)]

2. Sun; சூரியன். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [suriyan. (pingalagandu)]

3. Moon; சந்திரன். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [santhiran. (pingalagandu)]

4. Star; நட்சத்திரம். (திவா.) [nadsathiram. (thiva.)]

5. The 18th nakṣatra; கேட்டை. (பிங்கலகண்டு) [kettai. (pingalagandu)]

6. Fire; நெருப்பு. (பிங்கலகண்டு) [neruppu. (pingalagandu)]

7. Scorching; எரிக்குந் தன்மை. வெஞ்சுட ரொளியுநீ [erikkun thanmai. venchuda roliyuni] (பரிபாடல் [paripadal] 3, 67).

8. Lightning; மின்னல். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [minnal. (pingalagandu)]

9. Sunshine; வெயில். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [veyil. (pingalagandu)]

10. Lamp, light; விளக்கு. உடையானாம் வேந்தர்க் கொளி [vilakku. udaiyanam venthark koli] (திருக்குறள் [thirukkural], 390).

11. Sense of sight, one of aim-pulam; கட்புலன். சுவையொளி [kadpulan. suvaiyoli] (திருக்குறள் [thirukkural], 27).

12. Apple of the eye; கண்மணிமேகலை [kanmani.] (W.)

13. Conspicuousness, distinction, excellence; பெருமை. நீற்றி னொளிதழைப்ப [perumai. nirri nolithazhaippa] (பெரியபுராணம் திருஞான. [periyapuranam thirugnana.] 1019).

14. Fame; celebrity; renown; புகழ். ஒளியு மாற்றலு மோம்பா வீகையும் [pugazh. oliyu marralu momba vigaiyum] (புறப்பொருள்வெண்பாமாலை [purapporulvenpamalai] 9, 1).

15. Artificial beauty; செயற்கையழகு. ஒண்மையு நிரையு மோங்கிய வொளியும் [seyarkaiyazhagu. onmaiyu niraiyu mongiya voliyum] (பெருங்கதை உஞ்சைக். [perungathai unchaig.] 34, 151).

16. Divinity of kingship; அரசனது கடவுட்டன்மை. மன்னவன்றன்னொளி . . . வையகங்காக்குமால் [arasanathu kadavuttanmai. mannavanrannoli . . . vaiyagangakkumal] (சீவகசிந்தாமணி [sivagasindamani] 248).

17. Illumination of mind; wisdom; ஞானம். தனையறிந்தோர்க் கொளியுருவாய் [gnanam. thanaiyarinthork koliyuruvay] (ஞானவாசிட்டம் தாசூர. [gnanavasittam thasura.] 6).

18. Eulogy in verse; சொன்மாலை. (பிங்கலகண்டு) [sonmalai. (pingalagandu)]

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Oḷi (ஒளி) [oḷital] 4 intransitive verb [K. uḷi, M. oli.]

1. To hide, steal away, flee into concealment; மறைதல். ஒளியாவெண்ணெ யுண்டானென்று [maraithal. oliyavenne yundanenru] (நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம் பெரியதி. [nalayira thivyappirapandam periyathi.] 6, 7, 4).

2. To fail; தவிர்தல். ஒளியாது செல்வா ரென்றாய் [thavirthal. oliyathu selva renray] (திணைமாலை நூற்றைம்பது [thinaimalai nurraimbathu] 86).

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Oḷi (ஒளி) [oḷittal] 11 verb Causative of ஒளி²-. [oli²-.] [K. uḷi, M. oḷi.] transitive

1. To hide, conceal, keep out of sight; மறைத்தல். கன்றொளித் தகலைவைத்த கறவை யின் [maraithal. kanrolith thagalaivaitha karavai yin] (சீவகசிந்தாமணி [sivagasindamani] 371).

2. To keep in; to disguise; மனத்திலடக்குதல். ஒளிக்காமற்சொல் [manathiladakkuthal. olikkamarsol] — intransitive To lie hid, conceal one’s self, lurk unseen; பதுங்குதல். மதி . . . ஒளிக்குஞ்சடை மன்னவனே [pathunguthal. mathi . . . olikkunchadai mannavane] (திருவாசகம் [thiruvasagam] 6, 42).

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Oḷi (ஒளி) noun < ஒளி²-. [oli²-.] [K. uḷi.]

1. Hiding; withdrawing from view; மறைகை. ஒளிகொள் காரண முன்னாதோரே [maraigai. oligol karana munnathore] (ஞானாமிர்தம் [gnanamirtham] 29, 13).

2. Lurking place; covert; மறைவிடம். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [maraividam. (pingalagandu)]

3. Screen, a cover for a fowler; வேட்டைக்காரர் பதிவிருக்கு மறைப்பு. [vettaikkarar pathivirukku maraippu.]

4. Decoy animal; பார்வைமிருகம். ஒளி வைத்துப் பிடித்தான். [parvaimirugam. oli vaithup pidithan.] (W.)

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Ōḷi (ஓளி) noun [K. ōḷi.]

1. A continuous line, row; ஒழுங்கு. மாளிகையோளி [ozhungu. maligaiyoli] (கம்பராமாயணம் மிதி. [kambaramayanam mithi.] 22).

2. Elephant stall; யானைக்கூடம். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [yanaikkudam. (pingalagandu)]

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Oḻi (ஒழி) noun cf. அழி. [azhi.] Bundle of corn sheaves; அரிக்கட்டு. (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [arikkattu. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

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Oḷi (ஒளி) noun < idem. A quality of verse, one of pāṭaṟ-payaṉ; பாடற்பயன்களுள் ஒன்று. [padarpayankalul onru.] (சிலப்பதிகாரம் அரும்பதவுரை [silappathigaram arumbathavurai] 3, 16, உரை. [urai.])

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Ōḷi (ஓளி) noun [K. ōḷi.] Place where elephants drink water; யானை நீருண்ணுமிடம். பரவையோளி வாளேறு படநடாவி [yanai nirunnumidam. paravaiyoli valeru padanadavi] (தக்கயாகப்பரணி [thakkayagapparani] 105).

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