Ambuda, Ambu-da: 14 definitions



Ambuda means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Ambuda (अम्बुद) is another name for “Mustā” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning ambuda] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Bibliotheca Polyglotta: Ratnagotravibhāga (Uttaratantra)

Ambuda (अम्बुद) refers to a “cloud”, according to the 3rd-century Ratnagotravibhāga (Uttaratantra) verse 4.42-43.—“[...] it is said that [the mind of the Buddha in its activity] is like a cloud (megha). Just as, in the rainy season, the clouds discharge, without any effort, The multitudes of water on the earth, Causing abundance of harvest;  In a similar manner, the Buddha Discharges the rain of the Highest Doctrine From the clouds of Compassion (karuṇa-ambuda), with no searching thought, For [bringing] the crops of virtue among the living beings”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ambuda : (m.) a cloud.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ambuda, (ambu + da fr. ) “water-giver”, a cloud Dāvs.V, 32; Sdhp.270, 275. (Page 74)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ambuda (अंबुद).—m S (Water giver.) A cloud. Ex. kiṃ aikatāṃ tava vacanāmbuda || mama cittaśikhī nṛtya karī ||

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

ambuda (अंबुद).—m ambudhara m A cloud.

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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

Ambuda (अम्बुद).—a. giving or yielding water.


Ambuda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ambu and da (द).

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

Ambuda (अम्बुद).—m.

(-daḥ) A cloud. mfn.

(-daḥ-dā-daṃ) Shedding or giving water. E. ambu, and da what gives.

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

Ambuda (अम्बुद).—[ambu-da] (vb. ), m. A cloud, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 6, 6.

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

Ambuda (अम्बुद).—[masculine] rain-cloud (lit. giving water).

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

1) Ambuda (अम्बुद):—[=ambu-da] [from ambu] m. ‘giving water’, a cloud, the plant Cyperus Hexastychius Communis

2) Āmbuda (आम्बुद):—mfn. ([from] ambu-da), coming from a cloud, [Naiṣadha-carita]

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

1) Ambuda (अम्बुद):—[ambu-da] (daḥ) m. A cloud.

2) Āmbuda (आम्बुद):—[āmbu-da] (daḥ) 1. m. An arrow.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Ambuda (अम्बुद):—(a + da)

1) m. a) Wolke [Ratnamālā im Śabdakalpadruma] [Hiḍimbavadha 1, 37. 4, 49.] [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 114, 15.] [Amaruśataka 62. 97.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 19, 94.] [Raghuvaṃśa 3, 53. 58.] — b) Name einer Pflanze, Cyperus hexastychius communis Nees (mustaka), [Vaidyaka im Śabdakalpadruma] Vgl. ambubhṛt, ambhoda, ambhodhara . —

2) n. Talk [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1051,] [Scholiast]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Ambuda (अम्बुद):——

1) m. — a) Wolke. — b) Cyperus_hexastachyus_communis Nees.

2) *n. Talk.

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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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