Dimba, Ḍimba: 9 definitions

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Dimba 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

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.

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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-English 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; Māl.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) Śi.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-

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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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