Dimbha, Ḍimbha: 12 definitions

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Dimbha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: archive.org: The Indian Buddhist Iconography

Ḍimbha (डिम्भ) is another name for Ucchuṣma: one of the various emanations of Akṣobhya having their Sādhana described in the 5th-century Sādhanamālā (a collection of sādhana texts that contain detailed instructions for rituals).—His Appearance is terrible; his Vāhana is Kuvera vomitting jewels; his Āsana is the pratyālīḍha.—Ucchuṣma also called Ḍimbha, being a variety of Jambhala, bears also the image of Akṣobhya on his crown. He may however, have the image of Ratnasambhava instead, and as an emanation of Ratnasambhava Jambhala will be described later. Several Sādhanas are devoted to his worship.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ḍimbha (डिम्भ).—

1) A young child; रे रे ब्राह्मणडिम्भ (re re brāhmaṇaḍimbha) Māl.5.28/29.

2) Any young animal such as a cub; जृम्भस्व रे डिम्भ दन्तांस्ते गणयिष्यामि (jṛmbhasva re ḍimbha dantāṃste gaṇayiṣyāmi) Ś.7.

3) A fool, a block-head.

4) A young shoot. पलालजालैः पिहितः स्वयं हि प्रकाशमासादयतीक्षु- डिम्भः (palālajālaiḥ pihitaḥ svayaṃ hi prakāśamāsādayatīkṣu- ḍimbhaḥ) N.8.2.

-bhā An infant.

Derivable forms: ḍimbhaḥ (डिम्भः).

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

Ḍimbha (डिम्भ).—m. and f. bhā, A child, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] p. 103, 11 ([Prakrit]).

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

Ḍimbha (डिम्भ).—[masculine] a new-born child, fool, ignorant; young animal, sprout of a plant; egg, globe.

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

1) Ḍimbha (डिम्भ):—m. (cf. mba) a new-born child, child, boy, young animal, [Śakuntalā; Hāla; Naiṣadha-carita; Bālarāmāyaṇa; Pañcarātra; Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) an idiot, [Mālatīmādhava; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

3) a young shoot, [Naiṣadha-carita viii, 2]

4) an egg, [Pañcarātra]

5) Name of a Dānava, [Harivaṃśa ii, 102, 10]

6) Ḍimbhā (डिम्भा):—[from ḍimbha] f. an infant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) Ḍimbha (डिम्भ):—cf. toya-.

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

Ḍimbha (डिम्भ):—(mbhaḥ) 1. m. Any young animal; an egg; a fool. f. An infant.

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

Ḍimbha (डिम्भ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ḍiṃbha.

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Dimbha 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

Ḍiṃbha (डिंभ):—(nm) a larva.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Ḍiṃbha (डिंभ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Sraṃs.

2) Ḍiṃbha (डिंभ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ḍimbha.

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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

Ḍiṃbha (ಡಿಂಭ):—

1) [noun] = ಡಿಂಬ [dimba]2 - 1.

2) [noun] a newly born child or a newly born animal.

3) [noun] a man lacking ordinary quickness and keenness of mind; a stupid fellow.

4) [noun] the uterus of the human female; the womb.

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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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