Dimba, Ḍimba, Ḍimbā: 18 definitions

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Dimba means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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

Kavya (poetry)

Source: Google Books: The Naisadhiyacarita and Literary Community in South Asia

Ḍimba (डिम्ब) or Lalaḍimba refers to a “toy top”.—Nārāyaṇa, in locating the origins of the word ḍimba (in Naiṣadhīya 22.51) says that in Gauḍa language, ḍimba or lalaḍimba is the word for “a toy top” (bhramaraka), while in the languages of Kānyakubja and Mahārāṣṭra (Nārāyaṇa’s country), the word is bhaṃvarā.

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Ḍimba (डिम्ब) in Sanskrit refers to “fear, obstacle” (similar meaning in Prakrit), as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ḍimba (डिंब).—m S (Poetry.) A son. Ex. parabrahma nāhīṃ bimba tēthēṃ kāyasē pratibimba || tathāpi tō dṛṣṭānta ḍimba bujhāvōṃ dēśēṃ ||.

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

ḍimba (डिंब).—m A son.

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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

Ḍimba (डिम्ब).—1 Affray, riot; क्षणदाचारिजनप्रयुक्तडिम्बः (kṣaṇadācārijanaprayuktaḍimbaḥ) Rām. Ch.2.14.

2) sound or noise occasioned by terror.

3) A young child or animal.

4) An egg.

5) A globe or ball.

6) Globular or round blossom; Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 9.26.

7) A chrysalis.

8) The embryo in the first stage of its existence.

9) The spleen.

1) The uterus.

11) A humming top; N.22.53.

12) The body; क्रोष्टा डिम्बं व्यष्वणद्व्यस्वनच्च (kroṣṭā ḍimbaṃ vyaṣvaṇadvyasvanacca) Śiśupālavadha 18.77.

13) An idiot; Rāj. T.7.172. See डिम्भ (ḍimbha).

Derivable forms: ḍimbaḥ (डिम्बः).

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

Ḍimba (डिम्ब).—m. and nt. (Sanskrit Lex. id., in lit. rare except in [compound] ḍimbāhava, but see Schmidt, Nachträge; AMg. id.), disturbance, riot, tumult: yadi Mālinīṃ na parityaji- ṣyāmi, ḍimbaṃ bhaviṣyati Mahāvastu i.310.9; regularly [compound] with ḍamara, Mahāvastu iii.349.13; Divyāvadāna 98.15; 131.18; 282.27; Avadāna-śataka i.120.4 etc.; with ḍāmara, q.v., Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 104.3; ḍamarātha ḍimbās Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 96.3 (verse).

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

Ḍimba (डिम्ब).—m.

(-mbaḥ) 1. Affray, assault. conflict without weapons mutual defiance, petty and predatory war, &c. See ḍamara. 2. Sound or noise occasioned by terror. 3. An egg. 4. A chrysalis. 5. The bladder. 6. The spleen. 7. The uterus. 8. Fear, terror. 9. Any young animal. 10. A globe or ball. E. ḍibi ghañ ac vā .

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

Ḍimba (डिम्ब).—m. 1. An affray, conflict, Mahābhārata 1, 1219; a battle without king, i. e. after the king has been slain (?), [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 95. 2. An egg or ball, [Mālatīmādhava, (ed. Calc.)] 148, 8.

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

Ḍimba (डिम्ब).—[substantive] affray, riot, tumult, danger, distress; [masculine] egg.

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

1) Ḍimba (डिम्ब):—mn. ([cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) ‘affray, riot’ See bāhava

2) m. an egg, [Mālatīmādhava; Pañcarātra]

3) a chrysalis, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) the recently-formed embryo, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) (for mbha) a new-born child, a child, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) a young animal, [Horace H. Wilson]

7) an idiot, [Rājataraṅgiṇī vii, 1074; viii, 1707]

8) a ball, [Horace H. Wilson]

9) a humming top, [Naiṣadha-carita xxii, 53]

10) the body, [Śiśupāla-vadha xviii, 77]

11) the lungs, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

12) the spleen, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

13) the uterus, [Horace H. Wilson]

14) Ricinus communis, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

15) cf. ujjūṭa-, jala-

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

Ḍimba (डिम्ब):—(mbaḥ) 1. m. Affray; sound of alarm; egg; bladder; spleen.

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

Ḍimba (डिम्ब) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ḍiṃba.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dimba 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ḍiṃba (डिंब) [Also spelled dimb]:—(nm) embryo; -[graṃthi] ovary.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Ḍiṃba (डिंब) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Ḍimba.

2) Ḍiṃba (डिंब) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ḍimba.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ḍiṃba (ಡಿಂಬ):—[adjective] small; tiny.

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Ḍiṃba (ಡಿಂಬ):—

1) [noun] the physical structure, including the bones, flesh, and organs, of a person; the body.

2) [noun] a very young child or young of an animal.

3) [noun] a rising up against the government, authority etc.; rebellion; insurrection; revolt.

4) [noun] a great misfortune or disaster as a flood or the onset of something harmful or troublesome, as a disease, etc.

5) [noun] any round or spherical object; sphere; globe.

6) [noun] the usu. roundish reproductive body produced by the female of certain animals, as birds and most reptiles, containing the germ of a new individual along with food for its development, and having an enclosing shell or membrane; an egg.

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Diṃba (ದಿಂಬ):—

1) [noun] a naturally elevated land; a mound.

2) [noun] the raised part of the land on both sides of a river, canal, etc.; a bank.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

1) Ḍimba (डिम्ब):—n. 1. egg; 2. cry caused by fear; shriek; wail; scream; yell; 3. a baby; an infant;

2) Ḍimbā (डिम्बा):—n. (of birds) egg;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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