Bhaima: 7 definitions


Bhaima 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: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bhaima (भैम) refers to a “hireling” [?], according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.24 (“Śiva consents to marry Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Viṣṇu: “[...] The vow of the king of Assam (Kāmarūpa) was made fruitful. I saved king Sudakṣiṇā who had become a hireling and a prisoner [i.e., bhaima-bandha-gata]. I am the three-eyed God who bestows happiness but brought about the misery of Gautama. I especially curse those wicked persons who harass my devotees. I have the feelings of endearment towards devotees. I drank up poison for the welfare of the gods. O gods, the miseries of the gods have always been removed by me. [...]”.

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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

bhaima (भैम).—a S Dreadful, terrible, fear-inspiring.

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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

Bhaima (भैम).—a. (- f.) [भीमस्य नृपस्येदम् अण् (bhīmasya nṛpasyedam aṇ)]

1) Relating to Bhīma.

2) Doing valorous deeds (bhīmakarmakartāraḥ); Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.12.1.

-mī 1 'The daughter of Bhīma', a patronymic of Damayantī, wife of Nala.

2) The eleventh day of the bright half of Māgha or a festival performed on that day.

3) A descendant of Bhīma; आत्तायुधं मामिह रौहिणेय पश्यन्तु भैमा युधि जातहर्षाः (āttāyudhaṃ māmiha rauhiṇeya paśyantu bhaimā yudhi jātaharṣāḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.12.1.

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

Bhaima (भैम).—[adjective] descended from Bhīma; [feminine] ī the daughter of Bh., i.e. Damayantī.

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

1) Bhaima (भैम):—mf(ī)n. ([from] bhīma, of which it is also the Vṛddhi form in [compound]) relating or belonging to Bhīma

2) m. a descendant of Bh°, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German]

Bhaima 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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