Dambha, Dambhā, Daṃbha: 10 definitions

Introduction

Dambha 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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Daṃbha (दंभ).—A dānava or asura. Daṃbha was the son of Vipracitti an asura born to Kaśyapa by his wife Danu. This Daṃbha is the father of Śaṅkhacūḍa, an asura. Daṃbha received from their teacher Śukra, the spell known as the famous Viṣṇumantra and went to Puṣkaratīrtha and did penance there for one lac of years. It was due to this penance that the son Śaṅkhacūda was born to him. (Devī Bhāgavata, Skandha 9).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dambha (दम्भ).—A son of Adharma.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 8. 2.

1b) A son of Āyu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 24. 35.

2) Dambhā (दम्भा).—A river in Kuśadvīpa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 62.
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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

ḍambha (डंभ).—& ḍambhī Properly dambha & dambhī.

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ḍāmbhā (डांभा).—m A forked stake: also a stake or stout stick (as of a fence, or to tie up cattle). 2 fig. A long naked stem; a long dry pod &c. 3 A tall and vigorous portion of a crop; a rich or a rank patch.

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dambha (दंभ).—m (S) Hypocrisy or sanctimony; fraudulent or arrogant assumption and display gen. 2 S Actual cautery.

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

ḍāmbhā (डांभा).—m A forked stake: also a stake or stout stick. A long naked stem.

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dambha (दंभ).—m Hypocrisy or sanctimony, frau- dulent or arrogant assumption and display gen. Actual cautery.

context information

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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dambha (दम्भ).—[dambh-ghañ]

1) Deceit, fraud, trickery; Ms.4.163.

2) Religious hypocrisy; Bg.16.4.

3) Arrogance. pride, ostentation.

4) Sin, wickedness.

5) The thunderbolt of Indra.

6) An epithet of Śiva.

Derivable forms: dambhaḥ (दम्भः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ḍambhā (डम्भा).—Mahāvyutpatti 6102 = Tibetan ḥphaṅ-mduṅ (thuṅ), a sling-hook or spear head to which a string is tied and… (which) is flung at a fish or bird ([Tibetan-English Dictionary], who gives Sanskrit śakti as equivalent).

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

Dambha (दम्भ).—m.

(-mbhaḥ) 1. Deceit, fraud, cheating. 2. Hypocrisy. 3. Sin, wickedness. 4. Arrogance, pride. E. dambha to deceive, &c. affix ghañ.

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

Dambha (दम्भ).—[dambh + a], m. 1. Deceit, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 222. 2. Feigning, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 6, 195. 3. Arrogance, Mārk. P. 34, 46.

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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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