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Gambhira, aka: Gambhīra; 4 Definition(s)

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Gambhīra (गम्भीर):—Son of Rabhasa  (son of Rābha). He had a son who was called Akriya. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.17.10)

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Gambhīra,(adj.) (Vedic gambhīra & gabhīra) deep,profound,unfathomable,well founded,hard to perceive,difficult.-- (a) lit.of lakes:Dh.83; Pv.II,119 (=agādha); Pug.46; of a road (full of swamps) J.I,196.-- (b) fig.of knowledge & wisdom:dhammo g.duddaso ...M.I,487; S.I,136; Tathāgato g.appameyyo duppariyogāho M.I,487; parisā g.(opp.uttāna,shallow,superficial,thoughtless) A.I,70; g.ṭhāna w.ref.jhāna,etc.Ps.II,21; saddhamma g.Sdhp.530; g.gūḷha nipuṇa Nd 342; lokanātho nipuṇo g.PvA.1; also w.nipuṇa J.VI,355; Miln.234; Bdhd.118,137; -- (nt.) the deep; deep ground,i.e.secure foundation Sn.173; Kh VIII,1,3 (see KhA 217).

--avabhāsa (adj.) having the appearance of depth or profundity,D.II,55; S.II,36; Pug.46 (+uttāna),cp.Pug.A 226; --pañña one whose wisdom is profound Sn.176,230; 627=Dh.403 (+medhāvin) cp.DhA.IV,169 & see Ps.II,192 for detailed explanation; --sita resting on depth (of soil),well-founded A.IV,237.(Page 245)

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gambhīra : (adj.) deep; profound; hard to perceive. (nt.), depth.

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1) A seaport village, visited by Mittavindaka in the course of his flight from Benares. J.i.239.

2) A channel branching off from the Parakkama Samudda. It started at the point of the flood escape known as Makara. Cv.lxxix.40.

Added: 12.Apr.2009 | Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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