Bhuma, Bhūma: 14 definitions


Bhuma means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Bhūma (भूम).—Name of a settlement (janapada) situated near the seven great mountains on the western side of mount Naiṣadha, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 83. These settlements consume the water flowing from these seven great mountains (Viśākha, Kambala, Jayanta, Kṛṣṇa, Harita, Aśoka and Vardhamāna). Niṣadha (Naiṣadha) is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Bhūma (भूम) or Bhūmamaṇḍalī refers to one of the sixteen varieties of Maṇḍalī snakes, according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—Kāśyapa sources his antidotes from a multitude plants, a few minerals, salts and animal products available in nature. All these plants fall under various groups called gaṇas, as pronounced by the Ayurvedic Nigaṇṭus.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhūma : (adj.) (in cpds.), having floors or stories.

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

Bhūma, (-°) (=bhūmi) 1. (lit.) ground, country, district S. III, 5 (pacchā° the western district).—2. (fig.) ground, reason for, occasion; stage, step Sn. 896 (avivāda° ground of harmony; according to SnA 557 Ep. of Nibbāna). (Page 508)

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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

bhūma (भूम).—n (bhūmi S) An ant-hill, esp. the hillock cast up by the white ant. 2 Stuffing (ordinarily lōhakiṭṭa or iron-scoriæ) by which the goldsmith makes up the weight of the gold (given him to work up) from which he has fraudulently abstracted a portion.

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

bhūma (भूम).—n An ant-hill. Stuffing by which the goldsmith makes up the weight of the gold from which he has fraudulently abstracted a portion.

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Bhūma (भूम).—name of a yakṣa leader: Mahā-Māyūrī 236.9.

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

Bhūma (भूम).—(—°) = bhūmi.

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

1) Bhūma (भूम):—[from bhū] m. (in the formula dhruvāya bhūmāya [= bhaumāya] namaḥ), [Taittirīya-āraṇyaka]

2) [v.s. ...] mostly ifc. for bhūmi or bhūman (cf. udaka-, kṛṣṇa-bh etc.)

3) [v.s. ...] also [in the beginning of a compound] in the next words.

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Bhuma 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bhūmā (भूमा):—(nm) God; being; the aggregate of all existing things.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Bhuma (भुम) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Bhrū.

Bhuma has the following synonyms: Bhumagā, Bhumayā.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhūma (ಭೂಮ):—[adjective] very much exceeding the usual size, number or degree; of great size; immense.

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Bhūma (ಭೂಮ):—

1) [noun] the quality or fact of exceeding very much the normal size, number or degree.

2) [noun] a special dinner for the bride and bridegroom with their parents arranged in the same row.

3) [noun] food (in gen.); meals.

4) [noun] the Universal Soul; the Supreme Being.

5) [noun] the earth.

6) [noun] ಭೂಮದ ಪದ [bhumada pada] bhūmada pada a series of songs sung by the friends of the bride and of the bridegroom, each making fun of the other, as a sport; ಭೂಮದ ಹಾಡು [bhumada hadu] bhūmada hāḍu = ಭೂಮದ ಪದ [bhumada pada]; ಭೂಮದೂಟ [bhumaduta] bhūmadūṭa = ಭೂಮ [bhuma]2 - 2.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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