Darbhi: 4 definitions



Darbhi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Darbhi (दर्भि).—An ancient hermit. This hermit built a tīrtha (bath) named Ardhakīla in Kurukṣetra. It is believed that anybody who bathed in this place and fasted could learn the mantras (spells and incantations) and become a Brāhmaṇa. It occurs in the Purāṇas that the hermit Darbhi has brought the four oceans to this bath. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 83, Stanza 54).

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Darbhi (दर्भि):—[from darbhaka > darbha] m. Name of a man, [Mahābhārata iii, 7024 and 7027.]

2) Dārbhi (दार्भि):—[from dārbha] m. [patronymic] [from] Darbha, [Pāṇini 4-1, 102 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Darbhi (दर्भि):—oder darbhin (instr. darbhiṇā) m. Nomen proprium eines Mannes [Mahābhārata 3, 7024. 7027.]

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Dārbhi (दार्भि):—patron. von darbha, aber kein āgrāyaṇa, [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 1, 102,] [Scholiast]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Darbhi (दर्भि):—oder darbhin m. Nomen proprium eines Mannes.

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Dārbhi (दार्भि):—m. Patron. von darbha.

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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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