1. a climbing plant, a creeper Vin.iii.144; Ja.v.37;; Vv-a.147 Vv-a.335 (here as a root?)
    santānaka˚; a long, spreading creeper Vv-a.94, Vv-a.162.
  2. a reed or rush used as a string or rope for binding or tying (esp. in building), bast (? MN.i.190 (Neumann, “Binse”); Ja.iii.52 (satta rohita macche uddharitvā valliyā āvuṇitvā netvā etc.), Ja.iii.333 (in similar connection); Dhp-a.iii.118.
  3. in kaṇṇa˚; the lobe of the ear Mhvs.25, Mhvs.94
    ■ The compound form of vallī is valli˚.
  • -koṭī the tips of a creeper
  • -pakka the fruit of a creeper Vv.33#30.
  • -phala = ˚pakka Ja.iv.445.
  • -santāna spreadings or shoots of a creeper Kp-a.48.
  • -hāraka carrying a (garland of) creeper Vism.523 = Vb-a.131 (in comparison illustrating the paṭicca-samuppāda).

cp. Sk. vallī; for etym. see valaya