Talu, aka: Tālu; 8 Definition(s)

Introduction

Talu 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Tālu (तालु).—Palate; cf. तालुशब्देन जिह्वाया अधस्तन-प्रदेश उच्यते । स इवर्णस्य स्थानम् । जिह्वामध्यं करणम् । (tāluśabdena jihvāyā adhastana-pradeśa ucyate | sa ivarṇasya sthānam | jihvāmadhyaṃ karaṇam |) cf. T. Pr. II. 22.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Tālu (तालु, “palate”) refers to one of the sixteen types of “locus” or “support” (ādhāra) according to the Netratantra. These ādhāras are called so because they “support” or “localise” the self and are commonly identified as places where breath may be retained. They are taught in two different setups: according to the tantraprakriyā and according to the kulaprakriyā. Tālu belongs to the latter system.

Source: academia.edu: The Śaiva Yogas and Their Relation to Other Systems of Yoga
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

tālu : (m.) the palate.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Tālu, (Sk. tālu, see tala) the palate Sn. 716; J. I, 419; Vism. 264 (°matthaka top of p.); PvA. 260. (Page 300)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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

ṭāḷū (टाळू).—f (tālu S) The fore part of the head, sinciput. 2 The hair left upon the sinciput when the head is shaved. 3 The roof of the mouth. 4 fig. Thick and clammy incrustation (as of soil or the ground) from the rain falling under the nakshatra citrā or lōkhaṇḍī caraṇa. v dhara. Ex. vihirīcī ṭāḷū khaṇalī pāṇī bharābhara lāgalēṃ. ṭāḷūvara mirēṃ vāṭaṇēṃ To exercise absolute sway over. (Lit. To levigate peppercorns upon the sinciput of.) ṭāḷūsa (or ṭāḷēsa or ṭāḷavēsa) ṭiparūṃ na lāgūṃ dēṇēṃ To prate apace; to rattle away. 2 To disallow and not to suffer to lie (some charge).

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tālu (तालु).—n (S) The palate or roof of the mouth. 2 f (Usually ṭāḷū) The fore part of the head, sinciput. 3 The hair left on the sinciput when the head is shaved.

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tāḷū (ताळू).—f (tālu S) The roof of the mouth. 2 C (Usually ṭāḷū) The fore part of the head, sinciput. 3 The hair left upon that part when the head is shaved.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ṭāḷū (टाळू).—f The fore part of the head, sin- ciput. The roof of the mouth. ṭāḷūvara mirē vāṭaṇēṃ To exercise absolute sway over. ṭāḷūsa (or ṭāḷēsa or ṭāḷavēsa) ṭiparū na lāgūṃ na dēṇēṃ To prate a pace; to rattle away. To disallow and not to suffer to lie (some charge).

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tālu (तालु).—n The palate or roof of the mouth f The hair left on the sinciput when the head is shaved. The fore part of the head.

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tāḷū (ताळू).—f The roof of the mouth. Sinciput.

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

Tālu (तालु).—n. [tarantyanena varṇāḥ tṝ-aṇ rasya laḥ; cf. Uṇ.1.5.] The palate; तृषा महत्या परिशुष्कतालवः (tṛṣā mahatyā pariśuṣkatālavaḥ) Ṛs.1.11.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tālu (तालु).—n. (-lu) The palate. E. tṝ to pass, to go, Unadi affix ñuṇ . by which words, &c. proceed.

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