Alambi, Ālambi, Ālambin, Alambin: 16 definitions


Alambi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ālambi (आलम्बि).—A Śrutaṛṣi: the chief author of the yajurveda of the Eastern recension.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 33. 6.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Ālambī (आलम्बी) refers to the “she who rests upon”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “The subtle form of the goddess is Kuṇḍalinī. Her names in the three transmissions—Khañjinī, Vakrā and Kubjikā—all imply her identity as Kuṇḍalinī. [...] Resting on the Kula [i.e., kula-ālambī], she has three natures and six limbs and faces. Profoundly tranquil and very terrible, she sits on the Great Ghost who is her seat. She has great snakes as her ornaments and is adorned with large earrings. Her topknot is adorned with a great Moon and the Sun is above it. She is called Anackā (Unstruck Sound) and has a copious and good menses. (As Kuṇḍalinī) she transports (the individual soul) along the path of Suṣumṇā. Endless, she is at the extreme end of the Endless. Stainless, she is free of defects”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ālambi : (aor. of ālambati) hung on to; took hold of.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ālambin (आलम्बिन्).—a.

1) Hanging from, resting or leaning upon; दशालम्बी शाटकः (daśālambī śāṭakaḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.144; depending on; देवसूत- भुजालम्बी (devasūta- bhujālambī) R.12.35.

2) Laying hold of, supporting, maintaining, unholding; कुलालम्बी पुत्रः (kulālambī putraḥ) H. Pr.2.

3) Wearing; गजाजिनालम्बि (gajājinālambi) Kumārasambhava 5.78.

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

Ālambin (आलम्बिन्).—mfn. (-mbī-mbinī-mbi) 1. Depending on or from, hanging from, &c. 2. Supporting, maintaining. E. ālamba support, and ini aff.

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

Ālambin (आलम्बिन्).—[ā-lamb + in], adj., f. . 1. Hanging down, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 6, 24. 2. Dependent, Mahābhārata 3, 9924. 3. Depending on, [Hitopadeśa] pr. [distich] 19.

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Alambin (अलम्बिन्).—adj. unsupported, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 20, 20.

Alambin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and lambin (लम्बिन्).

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

Ālambin (आलम्बिन्).—(—°) [adjective] hanging from; leaning, resting, depending on; supporting, maintaining.

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

1) Ālambi (आलम्बि):—[=ā-lambi] [from ā-lamb] mf(ī [gaṇa gaurādi[Pāṇini 4-1, 41]])n.

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a pupil of Vaiśampāyana.

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

1) Ālambin (आलम्बिन्):—[=ā-lambin] [from ā-lamb] mfn. hanging from, resting or leaning upon

2) [v.s. ...] depending on or from, [Pañcatantra; Mahābhārata; Raghuvaṃśa]

3) [v.s. ...] laying hold of, supporting, maintaining, [Hitopadeśa]

4) [v.s. ...] wearing, [Kumāra-sambhava]

5) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] (inas) the school of Ālambi, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Ālambin (आलम्बिन्):—[ā-lambin] (mbī-mbinī-mbi) Depending on or from; supporting.

[Sanskrit to German]

Alambi 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Ālaṃbi (आलंबि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Ālambita.

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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

Āḷaṃbi (ಆಳಂಬಿ):—[noun] = ಆಳಂಬೆ [alambe].

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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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