Arbha: 8 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Arbha (अर्भ).—a. [ṛ-bhan Uṇādi-sūtra 3.152.] Ved. Little, small, unimportant; Av.7.56.3; दैत्यायित्वा जहारान्यामेका कृष्णार्भ- भावनाम् (daityāyitvā jahārānyāmekā kṛṣṇārbha- bhāvanām) Bhāgavata 1.3.16.

-rbhaḥ A child, pupil; पञ्चषड्ढाय- नार्भाभाः पूर्वेषामपि पूर्वजाः (pañcaṣaḍḍhāya- nārbhābhāḥ pūrveṣāmapi pūrvajāḥ) Bhāgavata 7.1.37. [cf. L. orbus.]

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

Arbha (अर्भ).—mfn.

(-rbhaḥ-rbhā-rbhaṃ) Destitute of splendour. m.

(-rbhaḥ) 1. A child, a pupil. 2. Dew. 3. Herbs. E. to go, and bhan Unadi aff.

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

Arbha (अर्भ).—adj. Small.

— Cf. arbhaka; [Latin] orbus; [Gothic.] arbja; [Anglo-Saxon.] orf.

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

Arbha (अर्भ).—[adjective] small, weak, young; [masculine] a child.

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

1) Arbha (अर्भ):—mf(ā)n. little, small, unimportant, [Ṛg-veda]

2) mfn. idem, [Atharva-veda vii 56, 3 ]

3) m. child, boy, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) [Latin] orbus; [Greek] ὀρφανός.

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

Arbha (अर्भ):—(bhaḥ) 1. m. A child. a. Small.

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