Dambhika, Dāmbhika: 13 definitions

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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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

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)

Dharmashastra book cover
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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

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

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

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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

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

Dāmbhika (दाम्भिक).—i. e. dambha + ika, adj. 1. Deceitful, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 12, 44. 2. A cheat, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 159. 3. A hypocrite, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 211.

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

Dāmbhika (दाम्भिक).—[adjective] deceitful; [masculine] cheat, hypocrite.

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

1) Dāmbhika (दाम्भिक):—[from dāmbha] mf(ī)n. idem

2) [v.s. ...] m. a cheat, hypocrite, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

3) [v.s. ...] Ardea Nivea, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. baka).

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

Dāmbhika (दाम्भिक):—[(kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) a.] Boasting; imposing. m. A crane.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Dāmbhika (दाम्भिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ḍaṃbhia.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dambhika 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ḍāṃbhika (ಡಾಂಭಿಕ):—[noun] = ಡಾಂಬಿಕ [dambika].

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Dāṃbhika (ದಾಂಭಿಕ):—

1) [adjective] pretending to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles (which one does not possess); hypocritical.

2) [adjective] full of pomp; showy; pompous.

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Dāṃbhika (ದಾಂಭಿಕ):—[noun] a man whose actions belie stated beliefs; he who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., which he does not actually possess; a hypocrite.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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