Adambara, Āḍambara, Aḍambara: 17 definitions

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Adambara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Adambar.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Adambara in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Āḍambara (आडम्बर).—One of the five Pārṣadas whom Brahmā gave to Skandadeva. Brahmā gave Kunda, Kusuma, Kumuda, Damba and Āḍambara.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Āḍambara (आडम्बर).—Instrument of war music.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 137. 29; 138. 3.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Aḍambara (अडम्बर) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.35) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Aḍambara) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āḍambara (आडंबर).—n (S) Arrogation and ostentatious display (as of sanctity, learning, opulence); mighty and imposing plans, preparations, measures, movements, but vain and abortive; empty noise and stir, bustle and show. v ghāla, māṇḍa.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

āḍambara (आडंबर).—n Arrogation and ostentatious display, empty show.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āḍambara (आडम्बर).—[ā-ḍamb-kṣepe, aran]

1) Pride, arrogance.

2) Show; means, external appendage; विरचितनारसिंह- रूपाडम्बरम् (viracitanārasiṃha- rūpāḍambaram) K.5,39; निर्गुणः शोभते नैव विपुलाडम्बरोऽपि ना (nirguṇaḥ śobhate naiva vipulāḍambaro'pi nā) Bv.1.115.

3) The sounding of a trumpet as a sign of attack.

4) Commencement.

5) Fury, anger, passion; दन्तिनामाडम्बररवेण (dantināmāḍambararaveṇa) K.114.

6) Happiness, pleasure.

7) The roaring of clouds and of elephants; धातः किन्नु विधौ विधातुमुचितो धाराधराडम्बरः (dhātaḥ kinnu vidhau vidhātumucito dhārādharāḍambaraḥ) Bv.1.4. cf... आडम्बरोऽस्त्रियाम् । तुर्यशब्दे च संरम्भे गजेन्द्राणां च गर्जिते (āḍambaro'striyām | turyaśabde ca saṃrambhe gajendrāṇāṃ ca garjite) | Nm.

8) The eyelid.

9) A drum used in a battle; काचिदाडम्बरं नारीभुजसंभोगपीढितम् (kācidāḍambaraṃ nārībhujasaṃbhogapīḍhitam) Rām.5.1.45.

1) (Hence) A charge sounded by musical instruments; the din or uproar of the battle; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 7.72.11.

-ram Rubbing and kneading the body.

Derivable forms: āḍambaraḥ (आडम्बरः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āḍambara (आडम्बर).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. Charge sounded by musical instruments. 2. The roaring of elephants. 3. A drum used in battle. 4. Commencement. 5. The eyelid. 6. Pride, arrogance. 7. Anger, passion. 8. Happiness, pleasure. n.

(-raṃ) Rubbing and moulding the body. E. āṅ before dama to tame or subdue, varac affix; da is changed to ḍa.

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

Āḍambara (आडम्बर).—m. A drum, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 13, 51 (where erroneously is read āḍampara).

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

Āḍambara (आडम्बर).—[masculine] a kind of drum, noise, sound, bombast; the non-plus-ultra of (—°).

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

1) Āḍambara (आडम्बर):—m. a kind of drum, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiv; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) a great noise, [Śārṅgadhara]

3) noisy behaviour, speaking loud or much, bombast, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Sāhitya-darpaṇa] etc.

4) the roaring of elephants, [Kādambarī]

5) the sounding of a trumpet as a sign of attack, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) ifc. immensity, sublimity, the highest degree of [Uttararāma-carita; Kathāsaritsāgara; Bālarāmāyaṇa]

7) pleasure, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) the eyelid

9) (the war-drum personified) Name of a being in the retinue of Skanda, [Mahābhārata ix, 2541.]

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

Āḍambara (आडम्बर):—[ā-ḍambara] (raḥ) 1. m. Charge sounded by musical instruments; roar of elephants; pride; anger; pleasure; eyelid. n. Rubbing the body.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Āḍambara (आडम्बर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āḍaṃbara.

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Adambara in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Adambara in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Āḍaṃbara (आडंबर) [Also spelled adambar]:—(nm) ostentation, affectation; showing off; tinsel, hypocrisy; ~[] ostentatious, showy; hypocrite, tinsel.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Āḍaṃbara (आडंबर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Āḍambara.

2) Āḍaṃbara (आडंबर) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āḍambara.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āḍaṃbara (ಆಡಂಬರ):—

1) [noun] an ostentatious display; an empty show to draw attention; vanity; ostentation.

2) [noun] a war-drum.

3) [noun] the sound of a war-drum as a sign of attack.

4) [noun] a young elephant.

5) [noun] the sound that follows a flash of lightning, caused by the sudden heating and expansion of air by electrical discharge; thunder.

6) [noun] the extent; broadness.

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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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