Tulika, Tūlikā, Tūlika, Tulikā: 15 definitions

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Tulika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Hindi. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Tūlika (तूलिक).—A Mleccha tribe.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 268.
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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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Tūlikā (तूलिका) refers to one of the thirty mātrāvṛtta (quantitative verse) mentioned in the 331st chapter of the Agnipurāṇa. The Agnipurāṇa deals with various subjects viz. literature, poetics, grammar, architecture in its 383 chapters and deals with the entire science of prosody (e.g., the tūlikā metre) in 8 chapters (328-335) in 101 verses in total.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

tūlikā : (f.) a painter's brush; a cotton-mattress.

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

Tūlikā, (f.) (der. fr. tūla) a mattress (consisting of layers of grass or wool: tiṇṇaṃ tūlānaṃ aññatara-puṇṇa-tūlikā DA. I, 87) Vin. I, 192; II, 150; D. I, 7; A. I, 181. (Page 306)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tulikā (तुलिका).—A wagtail.

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Tūlikā (तूलिका).—

1) A painter's brush; a pencil; अन्मीलितं तूलिकयेव चित्रम् (anmīlitaṃ tūlikayeva citram) Kumārasambhava 1.32.

2) A wick of cotton either for a lamp or for applying unguents.

3) A mattress filled with cotton, a down or cotton bed.

4) A boaring instrument, probing-rod,

5) An ingot mould.

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

Tulikā (तुलिका).—f.

(-kā) A small bird said to resemble the wagtail.

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Tūlikā (तूलिका).—f.

(-kā) A pencil, a painter’s brush, or a stick with a fibrous extremity used as one. 2. A matrass or quilt, a bed, a down or cotton bed. 3. An ingot mould. 4. A rod, &c. dipped into crucibles to try if their contents are in fusion. 5. A wick or twist of cotton either for a lamp or for applying unguents, &c. E. tūlī as above, and kan added.

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

Tūlikā (तूलिका).—i. e. tūla + ka, f. 1. A pencil, [Kumārasaṃbhava, (ed. Stenzler.)] 1, 22. 2. A mattress filled with cotton, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 26, 78.

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

Tūlika (तूलिक).—[masculine] seller of cotton.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Tūlikā (तूलिका) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Śrutaprakāśikāṭīkā by Bādhūla Śrīnivāsācārya.

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

1) Tulikā (तुलिका):—f. a wagtail, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Tūlikā (तूलिका):—[from tūlaka > tūla] f. a panicle (used as probing-rod), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] = li, [Jñātā-dharma-kathā] (in Prākṛt), [Kumāra-sambhava i, 32; Dharmaśarmābhyudaya; Vikramāṅkadeva-carita, by Bilhaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] cf. akṣara-

5) [v.s. ...] a wick, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] = la-paṭī, [Pāṇini 3-3, 116; Kāśikā-vṛtti; Kathāsaritsāgara]

7) [v.s. ...] (su-), [Rāmatāpanīya-upaniṣad i, 86]

8) [v.s. ...] an ingot mould, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc. [Scholiast or Commentator]]

9) Tūlika (तूलिक):—[from tūlaka > tūla] m. a cotton trader, [Kathāsaritsāgara lxi.]

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

1) Tulikā (तुलिका):—(kā) 1. f. A small bird said to resemble the wagtail.

2) Tūlikā (तूलिका):—(kā) 1. f. A pencil, painter’s brush; a matrass or quilt; ingot; mould; dipping rod; wick.

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

Tūlikā (तूलिका) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Tūliā.

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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

Tūlikā (तूलिका):—(nf) a painter’s brush.

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