Atmasambhava, aka: Ātmasaṃbhava, Atman-sambhava; 2 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana

[Atmasambhava in Purana glossaries]

Ātmasaṃbhava (आत्मसंभव).—Nārāyaṇa, ety.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 2. 30.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Atmasambhava in Sanskrit glossaries]

Ātmasaṃbhava (आत्मसंभव).—

1) a son; यः स वासवनिर्जेता रावणस्यात्म- संभवः (yaḥ sa vāsavanirjetā rāvaṇasyātma- saṃbhavaḥ) Rām.6.86.33; हतान्निहन्मेह नरर्षभेण वयं सुरेशात्मसमु- द्भवेन (hatānnihanmeha nararṣabheṇa vayaṃ sureśātmasamu- dbhavena) Mb.7.118.2; तमात्मजन्मानमजं चकार (tamātmajanmānamajaṃ cakāra) R.5.36; तस्यामात्मानुरूपायामात्मजन्मसमुत्सुकः (tasyāmātmānurūpāyāmātmajanmasamutsukaḥ) R.1.33; Māl.1; Ku.6.28.

2) Cupid; ममायमात्मप्रभवो भूयस्त्वमुपयास्यति (mamāyamātmaprabhavo bhūyastvamupayāsyati) Rām.4.1.34.

3) a descendant; मृगयां वि (mṛgayāṃ vi)रन्काश्चिद्विजने जनकात्मजः (rankāścidvijane janakātmajaḥ) Mb.12.39.1.

Derivable forms: ātmasaṃbhavaḥ (आत्मसंभवः).

Ātmasaṃbhava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ātman and saṃbhava (संभव). See also (synonyms): ātmajāta, ātmaprabhava, ātmasamudbhava.

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Ātmasaṃbhava (आत्मसंभव).—

1) a son; चकार नाम्ना रघुमात्मसंभवम् (cakāra nāmnā raghumātmasaṃbhavam) R.3.21,11.57,17.8.

2) Cupid, god of love.

3) epithet of Brahmā, Viṣṇu, or Śiva.

4) the Supreme Being (paramātman). (-) 1 a daughter.

2) understanding, intellect.

Derivable forms: ātmasaṃbhavaḥ (आत्मसंभवः).

Ātmasaṃbhava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ātman and saṃbhava (संभव). See also (synonyms): ātmasamudbhava.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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