Tul, Tūl: 10 definitions


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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Tul in India is the name of a plant defined with Morus alba in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Morus inusitata H. Lév. (among others).

2) Tul is also identified with Morus australis It has the synonym Morus australis var. oblongifolia Z.Y. Cao (etc.).

3) Tul in Senegal is also identified with Vetiveria nigritana It has the synonym Andropogon squarrosus var. nigritanus (Benth.) Hack. (etc.).

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

· Boissiera (1960)
· Monographiae Phanerogamarum (1889)
· Cytologia (1989)
· Acta Biologica Cracoviensia, Series Botanica (1989)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· J. Pl. Res. (1995)

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tul (तुल्).—1 P., 1 U. [तोलति-तोलयति-ते (tolati-tolayati-te); also तुलयति-ते (tulayati-te) which some suppose to be a denominative from तुला (tulā)]

1) To weigh, measure; तुलयामास कौन्तेय कपोतेन समं विभो (tulayāmāsa kaunteya kapotena samaṃ vibho) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.131.26.

2) To weigh in the mind, ponder, consider.

3) To raise, lift up; कैलासे तुलिते (kailāse tulite) Mv.5.37; पौलस्त्यतुलितस्याद्रेरादधान इव ह्रियम् (paulastyatulitasyādrerādadhāna iva hriyam) R.4.8;12.89; Śiśupālavadha 15. 3.

4) To bear up, hold up, support; पृथिवीतले तुलितभू- भृदुच्यसे (pṛthivītale tulitabhū- bhṛducyase) Śiśupālavadha 15.3,61.

5) To compare, equal, liken (with instr.); तृणमिव तुलयन्ति (tṛṇamiva tulayanti) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 5.31; मुखं श्लेष्मागारं तदपि च शशाङ्केन तुलितम् (mukhaṃ śleṣmāgāraṃ tadapi ca śaśāṅkena tulitam) Bhartṛhari 3.2; Si.8.12.

6) To match, be equal to (with acc.); प्रासादास्त्वां तुलयितुमलं यत्र तैस्तैर्विशेषैः (prāsādāstvāṃ tulayitumalaṃ yatra taistairviśeṣaiḥ) Meghadūta 66.

7) To make light of, contemn, despise; अन्तः- सारं घन तुलयितुं नानिलः शक्ष्यति त्वाम् (antaḥ- sāraṃ ghana tulayituṃ nānilaḥ śakṣyati tvām) Meghadūta 2 (where tul also means 'to bear up' or 'carry away'); Śiśupālavadha 15.3.

8) To suspect, examine with distrust; कः श्रद्धास्यति भूतार्थं सर्वो मां तुलयिष्यति (kaḥ śraddhāsyati bhūtārthaṃ sarvo māṃ tulayiṣyati) Mṛcchakaṭika 3.24;5.43 (where some editions read tūlayiṣyati for tulayiṣyati).

9) To try, put to test, reduce to a wretched state; हा अवस्थे तुलयसि (hā avasthe tulayasi) Mṛcchakaṭika 1 (tūlayasi v. l.)

1) To counterbalance, outweigh; तुलयाम लवेनापि न स्वर्गं नापुनर्भवम् । भगवत्सङ्गिसङ्गस्य मर्त्यानां किमुताशिषः (tulayāma lavenāpi na svargaṃ nāpunarbhavam | bhagavatsaṅgisaṅgasya martyānāṃ kimutāśiṣaḥ) || Bhāgavata 1.8.13.

11) To have in the same degree, attain or reach to.

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Tūl (तूल्).—I. 1 Ā (tūlayate) To fill. -II. 1 P. (tūlati)

1) To ascertain the quantity or weight of.

2) To weigh, measure.

3) To drive out.

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

Tul (तुल्).—[tula] r. 1st and 10th cls. (tolati tulati tolayati-te or irr. tulayati) To weigh or measure. E. bhvā-para-saka-seṭ . pakṣe-curā-ubha0 .

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Tūl (तूल्).—[tūla] r. 1st cl. (tūlati) 1. To dismiss, to send forth or turn out. 2. To ascertain quantity or weight; some make this a root of the tenth class (tūlayate.) E. bhvā-para-saka-seṭ . cu-ā-saka-seṭ .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tul (तुल्).— (akin to tṛ10), i. 10, tolaya and tulaya, [Parasmaipada.] (also [Ātmanepada.] [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 9, 100), † i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] 1. To lift, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 4, 44. 2. To weigh, Mahābhārata 3, 10588. 3. To ponder, Mahābhārata 12, 2394. 4. To suspect, [Mṛcchakaṭikā, (ed. Stenzler.)] 33, 5. 5. To compare, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 5, 5, 23. 6. To equal, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 65, 7. To attain, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 13, 75.

— With the prep. ā ā, To lift, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 34, 10 Gorr.

— With sam sam, To weigh, together, Mahābhārata 13, 2607.

— Cf. [Latin] tollo, tuli, latum (for tlatum); (Frequent.), (for Frequent.), (office), [Gothic.] thulan; A. S. tholian, thyldian, athylgian.

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Tūl (तूल्).—i. 1 and 10, To weigh (cf. tul). i. 10, [Ātmanepada.] = tūṇ.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tul (तुल्).—tolayati & tulayati tulayate [participle] tulita lift up, weigh, examine, compare; equal, match, resemble.

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

1) Tul (तुल्):—[class] 10. tolayati, or tul (only tul also [figuratively]; [Ātmanepada] [Mahābhārata])

—to lift up, raise, [Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhaṭṭi-kāvya] ([future] [Passive voice] tolayiṣyate);

—to determine the weight of anything by lifting it up, weigh, compare by weighing and examining, ponder, examine with distrust, [Mahābhārata] etc.;

—to make equal in weight, equal, compare (with [instrumental case] e.g. na brāhmaṇais tulaye bhūtam anyat, ‘I do not compare any other being with Brāhmans’ [Bhāgavata-purāṇa v]; or with an [adverb] terminating in -vat), [Rāmāyaṇa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.;

—to counterbalance, outweigh, match, possess in the same degree, resemble, reach, [Meghadūta; Śārṅgadhara-paddhati];—([perfect tense] p. tulita), [Bhartṛhari iii] & [Raghuvaṃśa xiii, 75;]

2) cf. [Latin] te-tul-i etc.; τλῆ-ναι etc.; [Gothic] thulan.

3) Tūl (तूल्):—[class] 1. 10. lati, layati = niṣkṛṣ, [Dhātupāṭha];—See also tūṇ;—cf. anu-tūlaya.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tūl (तूल्):—(ka) tūlayati 10. a. To dismiss; to ascertain quantity. Also tūlati.

[Sanskrit to German]

Tul 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

Tūḷ (ತೂಳ್):—[verb] = ತೂಳು [tulu]1.

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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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