Ulu, Uḷu: 6 definitions


Ulu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, biology. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Ulu [उलू] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Imperata cylindrica Imperata cylindrica (L.) P.Beauv. from the Poaceae (Grass) family. For the possible medicinal usage of ulu, 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.

Ulu [ঊলূ] in the Bengali language, ibid. previous identification.

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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: Shodhganga: Vernacular architecture of Assam with special reference to Brahmaputra Valley

Ulu refers to Imperata cylindrical.—It appears in the study dealing with the vernacular architecture (local building construction) of Assam whose rich tradition is backed by the numerous communities and traditional cultures.

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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: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Ulu in Angola is the name of a plant defined with Hibiscus nigrocaulis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Hibiscus cannabinus var. ruber A. Howard & G. Howard (among others).

2) Ulu in India is also identified with Flemingia chappar It has the synonym Maughania chappar (Buch.-Ham. ex Benth.) Kuntze (etc.).

3) Ulu is also identified with Flemingia strobilifera It has the synonym Moghania fruticulosa (Wall. ex Benth.) Wang & Tang (etc.).

4) Ulu is also identified with Imperata cylindrica It has the synonym Calamagrostis lagurus (L.) Koeler (etc.).

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

· The Grasses of Mauritius and Rodriguez (1940)
· Öfversigt af Förhandlingar: Kongl. Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademien (1855)
· Naturalientausch (1825)
· Flora (1846)
· Anales del Museo Nacional de Buenos Aires (1911)
· Hort. Bengal (1814)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Ulu, for example pregnancy safety, health benefits, extract dosage, chemical composition, side effects, diet and recipes, have a look at these references.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

uḷu : (m.) star; constellation.

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

Uḷu, (Sk. uḍu, dialectical?) a lunar mansion Miln. 178. (Page 156)

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Uḷu (ಉಳು):—[verb] to cut and turn up soil with a plough; to make furrows in with a plough; to plough.

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Uḻu (ಉೞು):—[verb] to cut and turn up soil with a plough; to make furrows in with a plough.

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Ūḷu (ಊಳು):—

1) [verb] to utter a long, loud cry as from pain, anger, grief, etc. 2) to shout aloud to call a person from a distance.

2) [verb] (wolves, dogs, etc.) to utter a long loud, wailing cry.

3) [verb] to use coarse, insulting language; to rebuke in a sharp way.

4) [verb] to talk meaninglessly or worthlessly.

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Ūḷu (ಊಳು):—[verb] (correctly, ಉಳು [ulu]) to cut and turn up soil with a plough; to make furrows in with a plough; to plough.

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Ūḷu (ಊಳು):—[noun] a howling; a howl a) a long, loud, wailing cry of a wolf, dog, etc.; b) any similar sound as from pain, grief, etc.

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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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