Dambhika, aka: Dāmbhika; 5 Definition(s)


Dambhika 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

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Dāmbhika (दाम्भिक) refers to “hypocrite”. The disguise of such a person is part of a five-fold group of spies (pañcavarga), according to Uśanas. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 4.211 and 7.154)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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ḍāmbhīka (डांभीक).—a & n (Properly dāmbhika) Hypocritical and Hypocrisy.

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dāmbhika (दांभिक).—a (S) Hypocritical, sanctimonious, emptily ostentatious (whether of piety, of learning, or of wealth).

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dāmbhika (दांभिक).—n (S) Hypocrisy; fraudulent or arrogant assumption and display gen.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ḍāmbhīka (डांभीक).—a Hypocritical. n Hypocrisy.

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dāmbhika (दांभिक).—a Hypocritical, sanctimonious, n. Hypocrisy.

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

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Dāmbhika (दाम्भिक).—a. (- f.) [दम्भेन चरति धर्मम्-ठक् (dambhena carati dharmam-ṭhak)]

1) Deceitful, hypocritical.

2) Proud, imperious.

3) Ostentatious, sanctimonious.

-kaḥ 1 A cheat.

2) A hypocrite.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dāmbhika (दाम्भिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Hypocritical. m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A hypocrite. 2. A kind of crane, (Ardea nivea.) E. dambha, and ṭhak aff. dambhena.

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