Shuli, Śūli: 9 definitions

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Shuli means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, 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.

The Sanskrit term Śūli can be transliterated into English as Suli or Shuli, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śūli (शूलि).—Is Śiva,1 the avatār of the Lord in the 24th dvāpara in the Naimiṣa.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 11. 28; 30. 74.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 206.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Suli [ಸೂಲಿ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Flueggea leucopyrus Willd. from the Phyllanthaceae (Amla) family having the following synonyms: Securinega leucopyrus, Phyllanthus leucopyrus. For the possible medicinal usage of suli, 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.

Shuli [ಶೂಲಿ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Aegiceras corniculatum from the Myrsinaceae (Myrsine) family having the following synonyms: Rhizophora corniculata.

Shuli in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Ardisia solanacea (Poir.) Roxb. from the Myrsinaceae (Myrsine) family having the following synonyms: Ardisia elliptica, Ardisia humilis.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: archive.org: Bulletin of the French School of the Far East (volume 5)

Suli (सुलि) [?] (in Chinese: Sou-li) is the name of an ancient kingdom associated with  Maghā or Maghānakṣatra, as mentioned in chapter 18 of the Candragarbha: the 55th section of the Mahāsaṃnipāta-sūtra, a large compilation of Sūtras (texts) in Mahāyāna Buddhism partly available in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese.—Chapter 18 deals with geographical astrology and, in conversation with Brahmarāja and others, Buddha explains how he entrusts the Nakṣatras [e.g., Kambaroca] with a group of kingdoms [e.g., Suli] for the sake of protection and prosperity.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Śūlī (शूली):—[from śūla > śūl] a f. a kind of grass, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Śūli (शूलि):—[from śūl] mfn. (mc.) = śūlin, armed with a spear, [Mahābhārata]

3) Śūlī (शूली):—[from śūl] b See under śūla, p. 1086, col. 3.

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Shuli 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

Sūlī (सूली):—(nm) gallows, gibbet; —[denā, para caḍhānā] to hang to death, to execute by hanging.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Sūli (सूलि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Śūlin.

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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

Śūli (ಶೂಲಿ):—[adjective] holding a spear or trident.

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Śūli (ಶೂಲಿ):—

1) [noun] = ಶೂಲಪಾಣಿ [shulapani].

2) [noun] a bearer of a spear.

3) [noun] the fact of undergoing deep and accute mental or physical pain.

4) [noun] he who undergoes such a pain.

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Śūli (ಶೂಲಿ):—[noun] the plant Securinega leucopyrus ( = Flueggea leucopyrus) of Euphorbiaceae family.

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Śūḷi (ಶೂಳಿ):—[noun] = ಶೂಲಿ [shuli]1.

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Śūḷi (ಶೂಳಿ):—[noun] = ಶೂಲಿ [shuli]2.

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Suli (ಸುಲಿ):—

1) [verb] to strip (something) of its skin, rind, bark, etc.; to remove the skin, rind, etc.

2) [verb] (the skin, rind, bark, etc.) to come off; to become separated.

3) [verb] to break oneself suddenly from internal pressure.

4) [verb] to remove the clothing, outer covering of or from a person; to strip.

5) [verb] to clean the teeth (as by brushing).

6) [verb] to force payment of; to exort; to exact (from or of).

7) [verb] to take another’s property using force, violence; to rob.

8) [verb] to come to be seen; to appear.

9) [verb] ಸುಲಿದ ಬಾಳೆಯ ಹಣ್ಣು [sulida baleya hannu] sulida bāḷeya haṇṇu (fig) anything that can be understood without any difficulty.

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Suli (ಸುಲಿ):—[noun] the act of striping (something) of its skin, rind, bark, etc.; the act of removing the clothing, outer covering of or from a person.

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Suli (ಸುಲಿ):—[noun] a cow.

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Suḷi (ಸುಳಿ):—

1) [verb] to turn around, spin or rotate rapidly on one’s axis.

2) [verb] to become seen; to appear.

3) [verb] (wind) to move; to blow.

4) [verb] to move or go about; to wander; to roam.

5) [verb] to cover from all sides; to envelop; to encompass.

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Suḷi (ಸುಳಿ):—

1) [noun] the act of wandering, roaming.

2) [noun] water in swift, circular motion, as that produced by the meeting of opposing currents, often causing a downward spiraling action; a whilrlpool.

3) [noun] a curl of hair on the body.

4) [noun] the tender, still folded leaf of a plantain, cocoa or areca nut tree.

5) [noun] something that indicates a fact, quality, etc.; an indication; a token; a sign.

6) [noun] an indolent, lazy man.

7) [noun] children; descendants; progeny.

8) [noun] the sign used to represent the addition of the vowel 'ಋ' to a consonant.

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Suḻi (ಸುೞಿ):—[verb] = ಸುಳಿ [suli]1.

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Suḻi (ಸುೞಿ):—[noun] = ಸುಳಿ [suli]2.

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Sūli (ಸೂಲಿ):—[noun] = (correctly, ಶೂಲಿ [shuli]) ಸೂಲಪಾಣಿ [sulapani].

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Sūli (ಸೂಲಿ):—[noun] the plant Securinega leucopyrus ( = Flueggea leucopyrus) of Euphorbiaceae family.

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Sūḷi (ಸೂಳಿ):—[noun] the tender, still folded leaf of a plantain, cocoa or areca nut tree.

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Sūḷi (ಸೂಳಿ):—[noun] = (correctly, ಶೂಲಪಾಣಿ [shulapani]) ಸೂಲಪಾಣಿ [sulapani].

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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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