Uli, Ūḻi: 10 definitions


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

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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Uli (उलि) is another name for Oli (lineage).—The term ‘oli’ appears in the Kulakaulinīmata, Śrīmatottara and Kularatnoddyota. Other forms of the word include olika, uli, ulika and auli. The term ovalli is not found in the Kumārikākhaṇḍa even though oli/uli is very frequent. It is found several times in the Ṭīkā with reference to the Three Lineages. In one place the alternation between the two spellings oli and uli is clear as is that between the two forms oli/ovalli. In places we find the spelling ovali instead of ovalli. It appears that the two words have a common derivation: ovalli > ovali > oli (> uli). The Prākṛta forms appear to confirm this. The Deśīnāmamālā supplies the following simple definition:—“olī is a lineage”

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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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 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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Biology (plants and animals)

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.

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

Uli in India is the name of a plant defined with Flueggea leucopyrus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Phyllanthus lucena B. Heyne ex Roth (among others).

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

· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (1866)
· Symb. Antill. (1905)
· Numer. List (7937)
· De Euphorbiacearum Generibus Medicisque earumdem viribus tentamen (1824)
· Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France (1908)
· Bombay Fl. (1861)

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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

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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Uḻi (உழி) noun

1. Place, site; இடம். செல் வுழிச்செல்கயான் [idam. sel vuzhichelkayan] (நன். [nan.] 163, விருத் [virut]).

2. Side; பக்கம். (திவா.) [pakkam. (thiva.)] — particle A locative ending; ஓர் ஏழனுருபு. [or ezhanurupu.] (நன். [nan.] 302.) — adverb When, while; அளவில். மகிழ்ந்துழி [alavil. magizhnthuzhi] (சிலப்பதிகாரம் அரும்பதவுரை [silappathigaram arumbathavurai] 1, 42).

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Uḻi (உழி) [uḻital] 4 intransitive verb To wander about; அலைதல். உழிதலை யொழிந்துள ருமையுந் தாமுமே [alaithal. uzhithalai yozhinthula rumaiyun thamume] (தேவாரம் [thevaram] 553, 10).

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Uḷi (உளி) noun [Telugu: uli, Kanarese, Malayalam: Travancore usage uḷi.]

1. Chisel; தச்சுக்கருவிகளூ ளொன்று. கூருளி குயின்ற வீரிலை [thachukkaruvigalu lonru. kuruli kuyinra virilai] (பத்துப்பாட்டு: நெடு [pathuppattu: nedu] 119).

2. Battle-axe; கணிச்சி. (திவா.) [kanichi. (thiva.)]

3. Burin, engraver’s tool; சித்தரிக்குங் கருவி. [sitharikkung karuvi.] (W.)

4. Barber's instrument for paring nails; நகஞ்சீவி. [naganchivi.] (J.)

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Uḷi (உளி) cf. உழி. [uzhi.] noun Place; இடம். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [idam. (pingalagandu)] — part. In or at, a locative ending; ஓர் ஏழனுருபு. [or ezhanurupu.] (பத்துப்பாட்டு [pathuppattu] 95.)

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Uḷi (உளி) particle

1. By or along, a particle having the force of an instrumental ending; மூன்றும் வேற்றுமைப் பொருள்படும் இடைச்சொல். [munrum verrumaip porulpadum idaichol.] (திருக்குறள் [thirukkural], 545, உரை. [urai.])

2. An expletive suffix; ஒரு பகுதிப் பொருள்விகுதி. [oru paguthip porulviguthi.] (பத்துப்பாட்டு: மலை [pathuppattu: malai] 153, உரை. [urai.])

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Ūḻi (ஊழி) noun < ஊழ்²-. [uzh²-.]

1. Time of universal deluge and destruction of all things, end of the world; பிரளயத்தால் உலகம் முடியுங் காலம். [piralayathal ulagam mudiyung kalam.] (சீவகசிந்தாமணி [sivagasindamani] 1157.)

2. Aeon; யுகம். பண்டை யூழியிற் பார்மலி வுற்றதே [yugam. pandai yuzhiyir parmali vurrathe] (சீவகசிந்தாமணி [sivagasindamani] 2581).

3. Very long time; நெடுங் காலம். ஊழிவாழ்கென்று [nedung kalam. uzhivazhkenru] (புறப்பொருள்வெண்பாமாலை [purapporulvenpamalai] 8, 7).

4. Lifetime; வாழ்நாள். அன்ன வாக நின்னூழி [vazhnal. anna vaga ninnuzhi] (புறநானூறு [purananuru] 135).

5. [Malayalam: ūḻi.] World; உலகம். ஊழியேழான வொ ருவா போற்றி [ulagam. uzhiyezhana vo ruva porri] (தேவாரம் [thevaram] 1160, 8).

6. Fate; விதி. நல் லூழிச் செல்வம்போல் [vithi. nal luzhis selvambol] (கலித்தொகை [kalithogai] 130).

7. Regular order; முறைமை. தீந்தேனூழி வாய்க்கொண்ட தொக் கும் பாடலும் [muraimai. thinthenuzhi vaykkonda thog kum padalum] (சீவகசிந்தாமணி [sivagasindamani] 2974).

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Ūḷi (ஊளி) noun probably from உளை¹-. [ulai¹-.]

1. Sound; சத் தம். [sath tham.] (ஈடு-முப்பத்தாறுயிரப்படி [idu-muppatharuyirappadi], 7, 4, 4.)

2. Hunger; பசி. ஊளியெழ வுலகமுண்ட வூணே [pasi. uliyezha vulagamunda vune] (நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம் திருவாய்மொழி [nalayira thivyappirapandam thiruvaymozhi] 7, 4, 4, பன்னீ. [panni.]).

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Ūḷi (ஊளி) noun cf. ஊளா. [thiruvisaippa] A carnivorous marine fish; ஊளாமீன். (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [ulamin. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

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