Phali, Phalī: 8 definitions

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Phali means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Phalī (फली) is a synonym for Priyaṅgu, which is a Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant (Callicarpa macrophylla). It is a technical term used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. This synonym was identified by Amarasiṃha in his Amarakośa (a Sanskrit botanical thesaurus from the 4th century). It is also mentioned as a synonym in the Bhāvaprakāśa-nighaṇṭu (medicinal thesareus) authored by Bhāvamiśra 16th century, in which it is listed as Phalinī.

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Phalī (फली) refers to “fruit-bearing trees”, as mentioned in a list of six synonyms in the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Phalī] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

phali : (aor. of phalati) bore fruit; bursted open; split. || phalī (m.) (a tree) with fruit; bearing fruit.

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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

phaḷī (फळी).—f A plank or board: also a planed slip (as of a venetian blind). 2 A leaf (as of a door, window, table). 3 A side, party, faction, a confederate body. 4 A close and dense line, rank, or row (as of men, beasts, of bursting or swagging clouds). v dhara, bāndha, yē. phaḷī phōḍūna jāṇēṃ or phōḍaṇēṃ To break through a close line or rank.

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phāḷī (फाळी).—f (Dim. of phāḷā) A strip or slip of land.

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

phaḷī (फळी).—f A plank or board. A leaf (as of a door, window, table). A side, party, faction. A close and dense line. phaḷī phōḍūna jāṇēṃ or phōḍaṇēṃ To break through a close rank.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Phali (फलि).—m.

1) A kind of fish.

2) A bowl or cup.

Derivable forms: phaliḥ (फलिः).

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Phalī (फली).—The Priyaṅgu creeper; (said by poets to be the 'wife' of the mango tree; cf. mithunaṃ parikalpitaṃ tvayā sahakāraḥ phalinī ca nanvimau R.8.61).

See also (synonyms): phalinī.

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

Phali (फलि).—m.

(-liḥ) A kind of fish. “phalui” .

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

1) Phalī (फली):—[from phala > phal] a f. Aglaia Odorata, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a kind of fish (= phali), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Phali (फलि):—[from phal] m. a kind of fish (= phalakin), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a bowl or cup, [Śīlāṅka]

5) Phalī (फली):—[from phal] b in [compound] for phala.

6) Phāli (फालि):—[from phal] m. or f. a leaf, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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. 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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