Tai, Tāī, Ṭai: 8 definitions


Tai means something in 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.

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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: Temples and cult of Sri Rama in Tamilnadu (history)

Tai refers to the month in the Tamil tradition corresponding to the months January-February.—[Festivals of Tai are: Ponkal, the Festival of the Tamils]—Festivals take place in all Tamil moths of the year, beginning with Cittirai (April-May) and ending with Pankuni (March-April).—The rules and regulations for daily offerings and the periodical festivals [viz., Tai] are laid down in the Agamas.

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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: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Tai in India is the name of a plant defined with Alternanthera sessilis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Illecebrum sessile Pall. ex Moq. (among others).

2) Tai is also identified with Cleome gynandra It has the synonym Gynandropsis palmipes DC. (etc.).

3) Tai is also identified with Oryza sativa It has the synonym Oryza sativa var. affinis Körn. (etc.).

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

· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2002)
· Journal of Palynology (1980)
· Plant Systematics and Evolution (1993)
· Blumea, Supplement (1946)
· Journal of Botany, British and Foreign (1889)
· Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal

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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

tāī (ताई).—f A term of respectful compellation or mention of a sister or of a female gen. This title, like bāī, mātōśrī, and some others, is often used pl and n. Ex. tāī ālīṃ, tāī gēlīṃ; and, in some districts, these words are pl m.

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

tāī (ताई).—f A term of respectful mention of a sister, &c

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Ṭāī (टाई):—(nf) a necktie.

2) Tāī (ताई):—(nf) father’s elder brother’s ([tāū]'s) wife.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Tai (तै) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Tadā.

2) Taī (तई) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Trayī.

3) Tāi (ताइ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Tyāgin.

4) Tāi (ताइ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Tāyin.

5) Tāi (ताइ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Tāpin.

6) Tāi (ताइ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Trāyin.

7) Tāi (ताइ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Tāyin.

8) Tāi (ताइ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Trāyin.

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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

Tai (ತೈ):—[noun] a rhythmical syllable used in music ad dance to denote a single unit.

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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

Ṭai (டை) . The compound of ட் [d] and ஐ. [ai.]

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Tai (தை) . The compound of த் [t] and ஐ. [ai.]

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Tai (தை) [taittal] 11 verb [Malayalam: taikka.] transitive

1. To sew, stitch; தையலிடுதல். (சூடாமணிநிகண்டு) [thaiyaliduthal. (sudamaninigandu)]

2. To nail, fasten beams with nails, spikes or pegs; to pin; ஆணிமுதலியன அடித்தல். படத் திற்கு ஆணி தைத்தாயிற்றா? [animuthaliyana adithal. padath thirku ani thaithayirra?]

3. To plait or stitch, as leaves into plate; இலை முதலியன குத்தியிணைத்தல். [ilai muthaliyana kuthiyinaithal.]

4. To join; பொருத்துதல். பலகை தைத்து [poruthuthal. palagai thaithu] (மகாபாரதம் கிருட்டிண. [magaparatham kiruttina.] 102).

5. To pierce, penetrate, prick, as a thorn, an arrow; முண்முதலியன ஊடுருவுதல். மேனிதைத்த வேளசரங்கள் [munmuthaliyana uduruvuthal. menithaitha velasarangal] (கம்பராமாயணம் உலாவியல். [kambaramayanam ulaviyal.] 15).

6. To tie, weave, as a wreath; மாலைதொடுத்தல். தொடலை தைஇய மடவரன் மகளே [malaithoduthal. thodalai thaiiya madavaran magale] (ஐங்குறுநூறு [aingurunuru] 361).

7. To string, as beads; கோத்தல். அவிரிழை முத்தந் தைஇ மின்னுமிழ் பிலங்க [kothal. avirizhai muthan thaii minnumizh pilanga] (பதிற்றுப்பத்து [pathirruppathu] 39, 15).

8. To adorn, decorate; அலங்கரித்தல். தைஇய மகளிர் [alangarithal. thaiiya magalir] (கலித்தொகை [kalithogai] 27, 19).

9. To make, create; நிருமித் தல். வல்லவன் றைஇய பாவைகொல் [nirumith thal. vallavan raiiya pavaigol] (கலித்தொகை [kalithogai] 56).

10. To set, enchase; பதித்தல். திகழொளி முத்தங் கரும்பாகத் தைஇ [pathithal. thigazholi muthang karumbagath thaii] (கலித்தொகை [kalithogai] 80, 4).

11. To place, put, as a mark on the forehead; இடுதல். திலகந் தைஇய தேங்கமழ் திருநுதல் [iduthal. thilagan thaiiya thengamazh thirunuthal] (பத்துப்பாட்டு [pathuppattu] 24).

12. To wear, put on; உடுத்துதல். ஏர்தழை தைஇ [uduthuthal. erthazhai thaii] (கலித்தொகை [kalithogai] 125, 12).

13. To paint; சித்திரித்தல். அணிவரி தைஇயும் [sithirithal. anivari thaiiyum] (கலித்தொகை [kalithogai] 76, 2).

14. To surround, cover, encircle; சூழ்தல். சீர்மிகு முத்தந் தைஇய நார்முடி [suzhthal. sirmigu muthan thaiiya narmudi] (பதிற்றுப்பத்து [pathirruppathu] 39, 16).

15. To make a net; வலைபின்னுதல். [valaipinnuthal.] (W.)

16. To close, shut; அடைத்தல். (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [adaithal. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)] — intransitive

1. To enter, dart; உட்பிரவேசித்தல். அவ்வழித் தைத்தது பூதம் [udpiravesithal. avvazhith thaithathu putham] (கம்பராமாயணம் திருவவ. [kambaramayanam thiruvava.] 88).

2. To pierce the mind; to rankle; to cause pain; மனத்திலுறைத்தல். அவன் சொன்னசொல் என் மனத் திற் றைத்தது. [manathiluraithal. avan sonnasol en manath thir raithathu.]

3. To alight, rest, as the fascinating looks of an unlucky person; திருஷ்டி படுதல். [thirushdi paduthal.] (W.)

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Tai (தை) noun < தை-. [thai-.]

1. Decoration, embellishment; அலங்காரம். தைபுனை மாது [alangaram. thaipunai mathu] (நிகண்டு [nigandu] M ss.).

2. Sewing; தையல். (தைலவருக்கச்சுருக்கம் தைல.) [thaiyal. (thailavarukkachurukkam thaila.)]

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Tai (தை) noun (Music) Onomatopoeic expression of beating time; ஒரு தாளக்குறிப்பு. (அரு. நி.) [oru thalakkurippu. (aru. ni.)]

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Tai (தை) noun < taiṣī. [Malayalam: tai.]

1. The 9th Tamil month, January-February; ஒரு மாதம். தைஇத்திங்கட் டண்ணிய தரினும் [oru matham. thaiithingad danniya tharinum] (குறுந்தொ. [kuruntho.] 196).

2. Capricorn in the zodiac; மகரராசி. [magararasi.]

3. The 8th nakṣatra. See பூசம். (சூடாமணிநிகண்டு) [pusam. (sudamaninigandu)]

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Tai (தை) noun Young plant or tree; மரக் கன்று. தைத்தெங்கு. [marag kanru. thaithengu.] Nāñ.

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Tai (தை) noun See தைவேளை. (வைத்திய மூலிகை) [thaivelai. (vaithiya muligai)]

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