Tulu, Tuḷu: 6 definitions


Tulu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

Source: academia.edu: Gleanings from Atula’s Musikavamsa

Tulu (तुलु) refers to one of the regions unearthed by Paraśurāma.— In Kerala region, the myth [as found in the Atula’s Mūṣikavaṃśa] has a different theme. Here, in the anonymous Keralotpatti, Paraśurāma is introduced as throwing his axe from Gokarṇa to Kanyākumarī to reclaim the land underneath the sea. The reclaimed regions are Tulu, Mūṣika, Kerala and Kūpaka.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Tulu refers to one of the vernacular languages and dialects of Southern India.—Tulu is the language largely spoken in South Canara (the ancient Tuluva). It is described by Bishop Caldwell as one of the most highly developed languages of the Dravidian family.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Tulu.—name of a language which is written in Malayāḻam characters. Note: tulu is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Heidelberg: Glory of the Tiruvanantapuram Padmanabhasvami Temple

Tuḷu or Tuḷudeśa refers to the area of the former South Canara district, and is mentioned in the Anantaśayanakṣetramāhātmya, a text talking about the Thiruvananthapuram temple in eleven chapters, written before the 14th century and claiming to be part of the Brahmāṇḍapurāṇa.—Tuḷu-deśa refers to the area of the former South Canara district of the Madras Presidency of British India, which covered the areas of the present-day districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi of Karnataka and the Kasaragod District of Kerala. [...]

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tulu (ತುಲು):—[noun] = ತುಳು [tulu].

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Tuḷu (ತುಳು):—

1) [noun] the region consisting of coastal districts of Western Karnāṭaka.

2) [noun] a Dravidian language spoken chiefly in the western Districts of Karnāṭaka in southern India.

3) [noun] a man belonging to this region or whose mother-tongue is Tuḷu.

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Tūḷu (ತೂಳು):—

1) [verb] to pursue in order to seize, kill, etc.; to chase.

2) [verb] to drive or expel by force.

3) [verb] to withdraw from advancing; to retreat.

4) [verb] to conquer and bring into subjection; to subdue.

5) [verb] to draw back (an arrow set on the string of a bow to shoot).

6) [verb] to come forth and spread around; to be diffused throughout.

7) [verb] to increase in volume or become larger as a result of pressure from within; to swell.

8) [verb] to push using force.

9) [verb] to move forward vehemently.

10) [verb] to be moved quickly and irregularly up and down, back and forth or from side to side; to vibrate; to shake.

11) [verb] to cause to grow or become more (in number, force, degree, etc.).

12) [verb] to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; to increase (oneself).

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Tūḷu (ತೂಳು):—[noun] = ತೂಳ [tula]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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Tuḷu (துளு) noun See துளுவம். தோகைக்காவிற் றுளுநாட்டன்ன [thuluvam. thogaikkavir rulunattanna] (அகநா. [agana.] 15).

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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