Ula, Uḷā, Ulā, Uḻa, Ūḷā: 11 definitions


Ula means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

The Sanskrit terms Uḷā and Ūḷā can be transliterated into English as Ula or Ulia, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Ūla (ऊल).—tad. affix applied to the words वात (vāta) and बल (bala) in the sense of 'unable to bear'; e.g. वातूलः बलूल (vātūlaḥ balūla) see Kāś. on V.2.122.

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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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Kavya (poetry)

Source: archive.org: Aspects of Bengal society: Ship-building and commerce

Ula is the name of an ancient city according the Kavikankan’s Chandikāvya pp. 195-202.—Accordingly, “After the performance of the usual ceremonies before sailing, the merchant Dhanapati passed the following places: Ula, [...]—all by the side of the Ganges. Then he reached the very celebrated inland port of Bengal known as Saptagram near the Tribeni. [...]”.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Ula in India is the name of a plant defined with Gnetum ula in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Gnetum pyrifolium Miq. ex Parl., nom. inval..

2) Ula is also identified with Themeda arundinacea It has the synonym Andropogon arundinaceus (Roxb.) Voigt, nom. illeg., non Andropogon arundinaceus Bergius (etc.).

3) Ula in Indonesia is also identified with Ipomoea carnea It has the synonym Ipomoea nicaraguensis (Donn. Sm.) House (etc.).

4) Ula in Niger is also identified with Senna obtusifolia It has the synonym Cassia toroides Roxb., nom. nud. (etc.).

5) Ula in Nigeria is also identified with Bixa orellana It has the synonym Bixa upatensis Ram. Goyena (etc.).

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

· Icones Plantarum Rariorum (1799)
· Index Rafinesquianus. (1949)
· Voy. Monde, Phan. (1829)
· Botanical Gazette (1894)
· Hortus Maurit. (1837)
· Prodr. (DC.) (1868)

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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

uḷā (उळा).—m (Commonly huḷā) Green pods of gram (Cicer arietinum) or of peas parched.

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ūḷa (ऊळ).—f P Onion-plant, Allium commune.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ula (उल).—

1) A kind of wild animal; Av.12.1.49.

2) Half ripe pulses fried over a slight fire; Nigh. (Mar. huḷā).

Derivable forms: ulaḥ (उलः).

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

Ula (उल).—Sautra root, (ulati) to burn.

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

Ula (उल).—[masculine] a kind of wild animal.

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

1) Ula (उल):—m. a kind of wild animal, [Atharva-veda xii, 1, 49; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā]

2) half-ripe pulses fried over a slight fire, [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa]

3) Name of a Ṛṣi.

4) a kind of vegetable, [Kauśika-sūtra]

[Sanskrit to German]

Ula 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Ula (उल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Upa.

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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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