Cumbaka: 13 definitions

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Introduction:

Cumbaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chumbaka.

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Cumbaka (चुम्बक) is one of the four varations of Kānta, which is a type of Iron (loha), according to Indian medicinal alchemy (rasaśāstra) described in Sanskrit books such as the Rasaprakāśasudhākara. Cumbaka is obtained from within the Vindhya range of hills which has stones that attracts iron pieces that does not get detached easily (just like that of the bhakti by devotees of lord Śiva).

Source: archive.org: Rasa-Jala-Nidhi: Or Ocean of indian chemistry and alchemy

Chumbaka refers to “load stone”. It is a kind of oxide of iron, and is a variety of kanta iron. (see Bhudeb Mookerji and his Rasajalanidhi)

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Cumbaka.—(EI 13), the balance. Note: cumbaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cumbaka (चुंबक).—m (S) A loadstone. 2 fig. A miser. 3 S A kisser: and fig. a lecher or rake.

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

cumbaka (चुंबक).—m A magnet. A loadstone. Fig. A miser. A kisser. A rake.

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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

Cumbaka (चुम्बक).—[cumb-ṇvul]

1) A kisser.

2) A lecher, a lustful man, libertine.

3) A rogue, cheat.

4) One who has kissed or dipped in a variety of subjects, a superficial scholar.

5) A loadstone.

6) The upper part or middle of a balance.

Derivable forms: cumbakaḥ (चुम्बकः).

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

Cumbaka (चुम्बक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A kisser, a lecher. 2. A rogue, a cheat. 3. The loadstone. 4. A general scholar, one who knows parts in a variety of books. 5. The upper part or middle of a balance. E. cubi to kiss, affix ṇvul.

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

Cumbaka (चुम्बक).—[cumb + aka] 1., m. A loadstone, [Prabodhacandrodaya, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 108, 13.

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

1) Cumbaka (चुम्बक):—[from cumb] mfn. one who kisses much, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] ‘one who has read much’, superficial, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] knavish, roguish, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] m. = -maṇi, [Prabodha-candrodaya vi, 16; ??? i, 1, 18]

5) [v.s. ...] the upper part of a balance, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] n. a parallel passage, [Setubandha xi, 99 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Cumbaka (चुम्बक):—(wie eben)

1) adj. a) der viel küsst, = cumbanapara [Medinīkoṣa k. 87.] = kāmuka [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 3, 41.] — b) schelmisch, bübisch, = dhūrta [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] — c) belesen, = bahugranthaikadeśajña [Medinīkoṣa] = bahuguru [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] —

2) m. a) Magnet [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] [Prabodhacandrodaja 108, 13.] — b) Wagekloben (vgl. cumbin), = dhaṭasyordhvāvalambanam [Medinīkoṣa]

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Cumbaka (चुम्बक):—

2) a) lohavat [Oxforder Handschriften 29,a,16.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Cumbaka (चुम्बक):——

1) *Adj. — a) der viel küsst. — b) der über all genascht hat , von Allem ein Weniges verstehend. — c) schelmisch , bübisch.

2) m. — a) Magnet. — b) *Wagekloben.

3) n. Parallelstelle [RĀMADĀSA] zu [Setubandha 11,99.]

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Cuṃbaka (चुंबक) [Also spelled chumbak]:—(nm) a magnet; ~[tva] magnetism; ~[na] magnetisation; [cuṃbakīya] magnetic.

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