Poli, Pōlī, Polī: 7 definitions


Poli means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Poli in Congo is the name of a plant defined with Portulaca oleracea in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Portulaca pilosa L. var. mundula (I.M. Johnst.) D. Legrand (among others).

2) Poli in India is also identified with Eryngium billardierei It has the synonym Eryngium billardierei Heldr. ex Boiss..

3) Poli in Mali is also identified with Sesamum indicum It has the synonym Capraria integerrima Miq. (etc.).

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

· Recent Res. Pl. Sci. (1979)
· Nova Genera et Species Plantarum (1823)
· Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden (2007)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1983)
· Investigatio et Studium Naturae (1992)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Poli, for example pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, health benefits, chemical composition, side effects, extract dosage, 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

pōlī (पोली).—a C (pōla) Dead and dried up;--used of a līkha or nit. Opp. to sapuṭa Living and stirring;--used of ū or louse.

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pōḷī (पोळी).—f A plain wheaten cake: also a cake composed of rice-flour boiled and rolled up with wheaten. 2 The cake-form portion of a honeycomb. 3 fig. Any squeezed and compressed cakeform body or mass. 4 Cotton steeped in a dye of lac, lodhra &c., flattened into the form of a cake, and dried;--forming afterwards, with water, a sort of red ink. 5 fig. A dewlap. pōḷī pikaṇēṃ g. of s. To begin to fare sumptuously; to get into good living.

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

pōḷī (पोळी).—f A plain wheaten cake. Any squeezed and compressed cake-form body. A dewlap. pōḷī pikaṇēṃ To begin to fare sumptuously.

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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

Polī (पोली).—A kind of cake (of wheat).

See also (synonyms): polikā.

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

1) Polī (पोली):—[from pola] a f. See next.

2) [from pola] b ([cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) f. a kind of cake (cf. pūlikā, paulī, pūpālī).

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Poli 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Poli (ಪೊಲಿ):—

1) [verb] to fasten, join, repair with stitches; to stitch.

2) [verb] to operate upon with stitches; to sew.

3) [verb] to interweave three or more strands of (hair, straw, etc.); to braid.

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Poli (ಪೊಲಿ):—[noun] extra or additional quantity of grains or corns given or to be given at regular intervals, to person for the use of grains or corns taken on loan.

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Pōli (ಪೋಲಿ):—

1) [adjective] immoral and shameless; dissolute; profligate.

2) [adjective] irresponsible and extremely wasteful.

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Pōli (ಪೋಲಿ):—

1) [noun] an irresponsible and extremely wasteful man.

2) [noun] a dissolute, debauched man; a rake.

3) [noun] a sudden, impulsive change in the way one thinks or acts; freakish notion; whim; caprice.

4) [noun] the act of prostitution or over indulgence in illicit sexual activities.

5) [noun] a woman who engages in promiscuous sexual intercourse, usu. for money; a prostitute.

6) [noun] a woman who spends extremely wastefully.

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Pōli (ಪೋಲಿ):—[noun] a kind of dish made of wheet flour.

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Pōḷi (ಪೋಳಿ):—[noun] a group of people associated together in some way; a gang.

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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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