Dabha, Dābha: 10 definitions


Dabha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Dabha (दभ) (probably identified with Sanskrit Darbha) is the name of an ancient locality situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—Dabha is probably identical with Sanskrit Darbha mentioned in the Brahmāṇḍa and a few other Purāṇas as a country located on the hills. It is mentioned in the Barhut inscriptions.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Dabha in the Telugu language is the name of a plant identified with Desmostachya bipinnata (L.) Stapf from the Poaceae (Grass) family having the following synonyms: Uniola bipinnata, Poa cynosuriodes, Eragrostis cynosuroides. For the possible medicinal usage of dabha, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Dabha in India is the name of a plant defined with Desmostachya bipinnata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Eragrostis cynosuroides (Retz.) P. Beauv., also spelled cynosuriodes (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas (1895)
· Verhandlungen des Botanischen Vereins für die Provinz Brandenburg und die angrenzenden Länder (1907)
· Species Plantarum, Editio Secunda (1762)
· Taxon (2000)
· Flora (1855)
· Flora Capensis (1900)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dābha (दाभ).—f A string of little bells. An ornament of females. A cincture or zone of gold.

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dābha (दाभ).—m (darbha S) A sacred grass, Poa cynosuroides.

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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

Dabha (दभ).—Ved. Deception, fraud.

Derivable forms: dabhaḥ (दभः).

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

Dabha (दभ).—[adjective] deceiving; [dative] dabhāya as infin.

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Dābha (दाभ).—[feminine] ī harming, injuring (—°).

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

1) Dabha (दभ):—[from dambh] mfn. deceiving, [Ṛg-veda v, 19, 4]

2) [v.s. ...] (āya), [dative case] [infinitive mood] to deceive, [44, 2; vii, 91, 2; ix, 78, 8; Atharva-veda iv]

3) [v.s. ...] cf. a-.

4) Dābha (दाभ):—mf(ī)n. hurting, injuring, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā ii, 4, 3, 1.]

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Dabha 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

Ḍābha (डाभ) [Also spelled dabh]:—(nm) see [aṃkura]; raw cocoanut.

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