Uli: 7 definitions

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

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Uli refers to a “chisel”, representing one of the several “attributes” (āyudha) or “accessories” of a detiy commonly seen depicted in Hindu iconography, defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—The śilpa texts have classified the various accessories under the broad heading of āyudha or karuvi (implement), including even flowers, animals, and musical instruments. Some of the work tools held in the hands of deities are, for example, Uli.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Uli in the Adi language is the name of a plant identified with Dioscorea pentaphylla L. from the Dioscoreaceae (Yam) family having the following synonyms: Dioscorea triphylla. For the possible medicinal usage of uli, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Uli, mentioned in the Alutgal-vihāra inscription, is the name of a tank or pond that existed in the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Alutgal-vihāra lies 1 mile north of the 21st mile on the Western Minor Road.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uli (उलि).—f.

1) A species of Arurn.

2) White onion; Nigh.

Derivable forms: uliḥ (उलिः).

See also (synonyms): ullī.

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

Ūlī (ऊली).—[feminine] bulb.

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

Ūlī (ऊली):—f. an onion, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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

Uli (ಉಲಿ):—

1) [verb] to make a sound or sounds; to sound.

2) [verb] (said of birds) to make the soft, murmuring sound; to utter its characteristic call.

3) [verb] to utter words with the ordinary voice; to speak; to talk.

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Uli (ಉಲಿ):—

1) [noun] a sound.

2) [noun] the murmuring sound of birds.

3) [noun] words spoken uttered with ordinary voice.

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Uḷi (ಉಳಿ):—

1) [verb] to leave; to abandon; to give up; to forsake.

2) [verb] to remain as a remainder.

3) [verb] to be retained; to halt at a place; to sojourn.

4) [verb] to be alive.

5) [verb] to overstep; to trespass; to go beyond.

6) [verb] to befall as a profit.

7) [verb] ಉಳಿದ [ulida] uḷida remaining; balance; rest; other; ಉಳಿದುಕೊ [uliduko] uḷiduko to stay at a place (for sometime); to sojourn; ಉಳಿದುದು ಬಳಿದುದು [ulidudu balidudu] uḷidudu baḷidudu (derog.) that which is remaining; that which is taken out from the cooking vessel by scratching; ಉಳಿದು ಬಿಸುಡು [ulidu bisudu] uḷidu bisuḍu to abandon completely or without regard; ಉಳಿಯಗೊಡು [uliyagodu] uḷiyagoḍu to allow to remain; to allow to be alive; ಉಳಿಯದಿರು [uliyadiru] uḷiyadiru not to stay back or remain; 2. to be available as remainder; to be exhausted completely; ನಂಟೂ ಉಳಿಯಬೇಕು, ಗಂಟೂ ಉಳಿಯಬೇಕು [namtu uliyabeku, gamtu uliyabeku] naṇṭū uḷiybēku, gaṇṭū uḷiybēku (prov.) to have advantages of both the alternatives; to have the cake and eat it too.

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Uḷi (ಉಳಿ):—[verb] to remain oneself from being seen; to hide oneself.

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Uḷi (ಉಳಿ):—[verb] = ಉಳಿಕು [uliku].

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Uḷi (ಉಳಿ):—

1) [noun] the act or fact of remaining unseen by others; a hiding (of oneself).

2) [noun] a place of hiding (esp. of hunters; a lurking place.

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Uḷi (ಉಳಿ):—

1) [noun] a hand tool with a sharp, often wedge-shaped, blade for cutting or shaping wood, stone, etc., which is driven with a mallet or hammer; a chisel; a burin.

2) [noun] a small, pointed tool for making holes in wood, leather, etc.; an awl.

3) [noun] ಉಳಿ ಸಣ್ಣದಾದರೂ ಮರ ಕಡಿಯದೆ ಬಿಡದು [uli sannadadaru mara kadiyade bidadu] uḷi sṇṇadādarū, mara kaḍiyade biḍadu (prov.) little strokes fell great oaks.

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Uḷi (ಉಳಿ):—[noun] a person who steals, esp. secretly; one guilty of theft; a thief.

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Uḷi (ಉಳಿ):—[noun] a kind of plant .

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Uḷi (ಉಳಿ):—[noun] freedom from any activity; respite; vacation.

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Uḷi (ಉಳಿ):—[noun] a hunting of wild animals for sport or food.

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Uḷi (ಉಳಿ):—[noun] a virtuous act.

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Uḻi (ಉೞಿ):—

1) [verb] to leave; to abandon; to give up; to forsake.

2) [verb] to remain as a remainder.

3) [verb] to be retained; to halt at a place; to sojourn.

4) [verb] to be alive.

5) [verb] to overstep; to trespass; to go beyond.

6) [verb] to befall as a profit.

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Uḻi (ಉೞಿ):—[noun] anything that is remaining; remainder; balance.

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Uḻi (ಉೞಿ):—[noun] a place; space; room.

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Uḻi (ಉೞಿ):—[noun] a kind of bird believed to indicate the future events; a bird of omen.

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Ūḷi (ಊಳಿ):—[noun] a basket-like trap for catching fish in a canal.

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Ūḷi (ಊಳಿ):—[noun] any thing that is rejected or thrown away as useless; rubbish; refuse.

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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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