Akumbha: 2 definitions


Akumbha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Akumbha (अकुम्भ).—(-akumbha), best of its kind (lit. no pot, no commonplace thing), ifc.: avataṃsakṛtākumbhaṃ kretum icchati kaḥ kumbham Jātakamālā 101.14 (verse; with word-play), who wants to buy this jar which is a no-jar made into a crown?; 186.16, see s.v. sātman.

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

Akumbha (अकुम्भ):—[=a-kumbha] m. ‘no water-jar’, anything singular of its kind, [Jātakamālā]

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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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