Durbuddhi, Dur-buddhi: 15 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Durbuddhi (दुर्बुद्धि) refers to one who is “wicked”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.26. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] thus Śiva’s attendants were cursed by Dakṣa. On hearing that, Nandin the favourite of Śiva became furious. Nandin, the brilliant son of Śilāda and favourite of Śiva, spoke immediately to Dakṣa who was excessively roguish and haughty. Nandīśvara said:—‘O roguish wicked (durbuddhi) Dakṣa, in vain did you curse Śiva’s attendants, you who do not know Śiva’s principles. You have exercised your indiscreet rashness on being a Brahmin’”.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)
Durbuddhi (दुर्बुद्धि) refers to a “fool”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Fool (durbuddhi), you must understand, in reality, substance is not acknowledged in a mass of foam, the trunk of a plantain tree or in the body of human beings. The planets, moon, sun, stars and seasons go and come [but] certainly for embodied souls bodies do not [go and come] even in a dream”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
durbuddhi (दुर्बुद्धि).—f (S) pop. durbuddha f Evilmindedness, malignity, wickedness of intent. 2 Foolishness, fatuity, ruinous or damaging wit. 3 attrib. Evilminded or fatuous.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
durbuddhi (दुर्बुद्धि).—f Evil-mindedness, malignity, wickedness of intent. Foolishness.
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.
1) silly, foolish, stupid.
2) perverse, evil-minded, wicked; धार्तराष्ट्रस्य दुर्बुद्धेर्युद्धे प्रियचिकीर्षवः (dhārtarāṣṭrasya durbuddheryuddhe priyacikīrṣavaḥ) (samā- gatāḥ) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 1.23
Durbuddhi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dur and buddhi (बुद्धि).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Durbuddhi (दुर्बुद्धि).—mfn. (-ddhiḥ-ddhiḥ-ddhi) Silly, ignorant. E. dur, and buddhi understanding.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Durbuddhi (दुर्बुद्धि).—I. f. foolishness, Mahābhārata 5. 4890. Ii. adj. perverse, foolish Mahābhārata 4, 416; [Hiḍimbavadha] 1, 45.
Durbuddhi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dus and buddhi (बुद्धि).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Durbuddhi (दुर्बुद्धि).—1. [feminine] folly or wickedness.
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Durbuddhi (दुर्बुद्धि).—2. [adjective] foolish, wicked.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Durbuddhi (दुर्बुद्धि):—[=dur-buddhi] [from dur] f. weak-mindedness, silliness, [Mahābhārata]
2) [v.s. ...] mfn. silly, foolish, ignorant, malignant, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Durbuddhi (दुर्बुद्धि):—[dur-buddhi] (ddhiḥ-ddhiḥ-ddhi) a. Foolish.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Durbuddhi (दुर्बुद्धि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Dubbuddhi.
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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.
Durbuddhi (दुर्बुद्धि):—(a) evil-minded, perverse; foolish, stupid.
1) [noun] evil-mindedness; wickedness.
2) [noun] a lack of understanding, sense or rational conduct; folly; foolishness.
3) [noun] a wicked plan or plot.
4) [noun] a wicked man.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Buddhi, Dur, Dush.
Ends with: Sudurbuddhi.
Full-text: Kakamadgu, Durbutana, Dubbuddhi, Sudurbuddhi, Kedu, Hatha, Dush, Buddhi.
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 5.8.19 < [Chapter 8 - The Killing of Kaṃsa]
Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara (Study) (by Debabrata Barai)
Part 3.1 - Types of Disciples < [Chapter 5 - Analyasis and Interpretations of the Kāvyamīmāṃsā]
Part 22 - The Kāvyamīmāṃsā of Rājaśekhara: A General Introduction < [Chapter 2 - A General Outlines of Sanskrit Poetics]
Narayaniya (Narayaneeyam) (by Vishwa Adluri)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 29 - Gaṅgā-Sahasranāma (A Thousand Names of Gaṅgā) < [Section 1 - Pūrvārdha]
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)