Arbhaka: 9 definitions


Arbhaka means something in 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Arbhaka (अर्भक).—The son of Ajātaśatru and the father of Udayana.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 24. 15-16.
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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

arbhaka (अर्भक).—m n (S) A child. 2 An idiot or a simpleton.

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

arbhaka (अर्भक).—m n A child. An idiot.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Arbhaka (अर्भक).—a. [According to Nir. avahṛtaṃ bhavati hrasvaṃ tasmādarbhakaḥ]

1) Small, minute, short; नमो महद्भ्यो नमो अर्भकेभ्यः (namo mahadbhyo namo arbhakebhyaḥ) Rv.1.27.13.

2) Weak, emaciated, lean. परिच्छिन्ना भरता अर्भकासः (paricchinnā bharatā arbhakāsaḥ) Rv.7.33.6.

3) Foolish.

4) Young, childish; न हि वो अस्त्यर्भको देवासो न कुमारकः (na hi vo astyarbhako devāso na kumārakaḥ) Rv.8.3.1.

5) Like, similar.

-kaḥ 1 A boy, child; श्रुतस्य यायादयमन्त- मर्भकः (śrutasya yāyādayamanta- marbhakaḥ) R.3.21,25.7.67.

2) The young of an animal.

3) A fool, idiot.

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

Arbhaka (अर्भक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A child, the young of any animal. 2. A fool, an idiot. 3. Small, minute. 4. Emaciated. 5. Like, similar. E. ṛdha to grow, vun Unadi affix, and bha substituted for dha.

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

Arbhaka (अर्भक).—[arbha + ka], m. 1. A child, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 3, 21. 2. The young of any animal, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 14, v. r.

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

Arbhaka (अर्भक).—[adjective] small, weak, young; [masculine] a child.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Arbhaka (अर्भक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva]

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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. 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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