Dambha, Dambhā, Daṃbha: 10 definitions
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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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: 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.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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
(-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.
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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Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 27 - The birth of Śaṅkhacūḍa < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 29 - The previous birth of Śaṅkhacūḍa < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 39 - The annihilation of the army of Śaṅkhacūḍa < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 16.10 < [Chapter 16 - Daivāsura-sampada-yoga]
Verse 17.12 < [Chapter 17 - Śraddhā-traya-vibhāga-yoga]
Verses 17.5-6 < [Chapter 17 - Śraddhā-traya-vibhāga-yoga]
Śrī Hari-bhakti-kalpa-latikā (by Sarasvati Thkura)
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)