Dundubha, Ḍuṇḍubha, Duṇḍubha: 7 definitions


Dundubha 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)

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Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Ḍuṇḍubha (डुण्डुभ) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. ) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Ḍuṇḍubha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Prācyā: Animals and animal products as reflected in Smṛti texts

Ḍuṇḍubha (डुण्डुभ) refers to a “water snake that is non-venomous”.—The Parāśarasmṛti [VI.9] states that one who kills a python (Ajagara) and water snake that is non-venomous [ḍuṇḍubha] should feed a Brahmin with kṛsara (rice boiled with sesame) and donate him an iron rod.

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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ḍuṇḍubha (डुण्डुभ).—A kind of snake not poisonous (nirviṣā ḍuṇḍubhāḥ smṛtāḥ); शयानं तत्र चापश्यत् डुण्डुभं वयसान्वितम् (śayānaṃ tatra cāpaśyat ḍuṇḍubhaṃ vayasānvitam) Mb.1.9.21.

Derivable forms: ḍuṇḍubhaḥ (डुण्डुभः).

See also (synonyms): ḍuṇḍuma.

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Duṇḍubha (दुण्डुभ).—= डुण्डुभ (ḍuṇḍubha) q. v.

Derivable forms: duṇḍubhaḥ (दुण्डुभः).

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Dundubha (दुन्दुभ).—

1) A kind of large kettle-drum.

2) A kind of water-snake.

3) An epithet of Śiva.

4) a long wreath; N.21.43.

Derivable forms: dundubhaḥ (दुन्दुभः).

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

Ḍuṇḍubha (डुण्डुभ).—m.

(-bhaḥ) A kind of snake, not poisonous. (Amphisbæna) E. ḍuṇḍu, and bha from bhā to shine or resemble. ḍuṇḍu ityanukaraṇaśabdaṃ bhaṇati tena bhāti vā bhaṇa bhā vā ḍa (ḍhoḍāsāpa) .

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Duṇḍubha (दुण्डुभ).—m.

(-bhaḥ) A kind of snake, one which is described as not vene. mous. E. drubh to sink, Unadi affix ubha, deriv. irr.

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

Ḍuṇḍubha (डुण्डुभ).—m. A kind of lizard, Amphisbæna, Mahābhārata 1, 984.

— Cf. duṇḍubha.

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Duṇḍubha (दुण्डुभ).—m. A kind of lizard, Mahābhārata 7, 6905.

— Cf. ḍuṇḍubha.

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

Dundubha (दुन्दुभ).—[masculine] a cert. aquatic animal.

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

1) Ḍuṇḍubha (डुण्डुभ):—[from ḍuḍubha] m. a kind of lizard, [i, 984ff.; vii, 6905] (B; ifc. f(ā). ), [Kathāsaritsāgara xiv, 74 and 83 f.]

2) Duṇḍubha (दुण्डुभ):—m. a kind of lizard, [Mahābhārata vii, 6905; Suśruta; Varāha-mihira] (= duṇḍubha; cf. also dundubha and bhika).

3) Dundubha (दुन्दुभ):—m. an unvenomous water-snake, [Sāyaṇa] (cf. duṇḍubha and bhi)

4) Name of Śiva, [Śiva-purāṇa]

5) [plural] of a Vedic school, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi i, 7]

6) a drum (cf. anaka-).

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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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