Durlabha, Dur-labha, Durlabhā: 15 definitions

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Alternative spellings of this word include Durlabh.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

1) Durlabhā (दुर्लभा) is another name for Śvetakaṇṭakārī, a medicinal plant related to Kaṇṭakārī, according to verse 4.33-36 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Durlabhā and Śvetakaṇṭakārī, there are a total of twenty-four Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

2) Durlabhā (दुर्लभा) is also mentioned as a synonym for Dhanvayāsa, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 4.53-55. Together with the names Durlabhā and Dhanvayāsa, there are a total of fourteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Durlabha.—(EI 23), an official designation of uncertain import. Note: durlabha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (History)

Durlabha (दुर्लभ) refers to one of the kings of the Caulukya (Cālukka) dynasty of Gujarat, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—List of the eleven Caulukya kings of which Aṇahilapura was the capital: Mūlarāja, Cāmuṇḍarāja, Vallabharāja, Durlabha, Bhīmadeva, Karṇa, Jayasiṃha, Kumārapāla, Ajayapāla, Bālamūlarāja, Bhīmadeva.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

durlabha (दुर्लभ).—a (S) Difficult of obtainment or acquisition.

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

durlabha (दुर्लभ).—a Difficult of obtainment or acquisition.

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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

Durlabha (दुर्लभ).—a.

1) difficult to be attained, or accomplished; R.1.67;17.7; Ku.4.4;5.46,61; दुर्लभं भारते जन्म मानुष्यं तत्र दुर्लभम् (durlabhaṃ bhārate janma mānuṣyaṃ tatra durlabham) Subhāṣ.

2) difficult to be found or met with, scarce, rare; शुद्धान्तदुर्लभम् (śuddhāntadurlabham) Ś.1.17.

3) best, excellent, eminent.

Durlabha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dur and labha (लभ).

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

Durlabha (दुर्लभ).—mfn.

(-bhaḥ-bhā-bhaṃ) 1. Difficult of attainment. 2. Excellent, eminent. 3. Dear, beloved. m.

(-bhaḥ) A plant, (a sort of Hedysarum:) see

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

Durlabha (दुर्लभ).—i. e. dus-labh + a, adj., f. bhā. 1. Hard to be attained, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 137. 2. Hard to be found, 7, 22. 3. Difficult to be saved, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 25, 28. 4. Difficult, Mahābhārata 3, 1728.

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Durlābha (दुर्लाभ).—adj. difficult to be got, Mahābhārata 12, 11168. Dvi

Durlābha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dus and lābha (लाभ).

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

Durlabha (दुर्लभ).—[adjective] difficult to be obtained or seen; rare, precious dear; difficult i.[grammar] ([with] infin.).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Durlabha (दुर्लभ) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—father of Gaṇa (Aśvāyurveda). W. p. 291.

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

1) Durlabha (दुर्लभ):—[=dur-labha] [from dur] mfn. d° to be obtained or found, hard, scarce, rare ([compound] -tara), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] hard to be (with [infinitive mood] [Mahābhārata iii, 1728])

3) [v.s. ...] extraordinary, eminent, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] dear, beloved (also -ka), [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha]

5) [v.s. ...] m. Curcuma Amhaldi or Zerumbet, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] Name of a man, [Catalogue(s)]

7) Durlabhā (दुर्लभा):—[=dur-labhā] [from dur-labha > dur] f. Alhagi Maurorum or = śveta-kaṇṭa-kārī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) Durlābha (दुर्लाभ):—[=dur-lābha] [from dur] mfn. = -labha, [Mahābhārata xii, 11168.]

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

Durlabha (दुर्लभ):—[dur-labha] (bhaḥ-bhā-bhaṃ) a. Difficult of attainment, dear. m. A plant (Hedysarum). f. Prickly nightshade.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Durlabha (दुर्लभ):—(2. duṣ + labha)

1) adj. f. ā [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 7, 1, 68.] [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 26, 173, v. l.] schwer zu erlangen, zu finden, anzutreffen, selten [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 3, 455. fg.] [Medinīkoṣa bh. 16.] śrī [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 4, 137.] siddhi [Mahābhārata 13, 1861.] śucirnaraḥ [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 7, 22.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 1, 9. 29, 22. 2, 30, 36. 98, 7. 3, 41, 1.] [Mṛcchakaṭikā 65, 4. 91, 22.] [Raghuvaṃśa 1, 67.] [Kumārasaṃbhava 4, 40. 5, 46. 61.] [Meghadūta 107.] [Śākuntala 16.] [Mālavikāgnimitra 68, 20.] [Pañcatantra I, 344. III, 134.] [Hitopadeśa I, 154.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 26, 228.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 3, 4, 15. 13, 48.] [Vetālapañcaviṃśati 34, 8. 35, 14.] [Sāhityadarpana 2, 11. 12.] atha taddurlabhaṃ dṛṣṭvā yuddham so v. a. einen Kampf, wie man ihn nicht leicht zu sehen bekommt, [Harivaṃśa 10796.] prāyaḥ pratāpabhagnatvādarīṇāṃ tasya durlabhaḥ . raṇaḥ so v. a. er kam schwer zum Kampfe [Raghuvaṃśa 17, 70.] mama kṛtvāpriyaṃ rāma durlabhaṃ tava jīvitam so v. a. schwer zu retten [Rāmāyaṇa 3, 35, 28.] [Suśruta 1, 114, 19.] mit einem infin. schwer zu: rājasūyāśvamedhānāṃ śatairapi sudurlabham daivatairvā samāroḍhuṃ dānavairvā rathottamam [Mahābhārata 3, 1728.] compar. durlabhatara überaus schwer zu erlangen, anzutreffen [Bhagavadgītā 6, 42.] [Mahābhārata 13, 1920. 3415.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 4, 22, 8.] Nach [Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma] ist durlabha = atipraśasta ganz ausgezeichnet (d. i. schwer anzutreffen); nach [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 287] = kāmya begehrenswerth, köstlich; nach [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] = priya angenehm.

2) m. a) Name einer Pflanze (schwer anzufassen), Curcuma Amhaldi oder Zerumbet Roxb., = karbura [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa] = kacchura (sonst kacchurā f.) [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] — b) Nomen proprium eines Mannes [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 944.] [Oxforder Handschriften 148,a,5.] —

3) f. ā Name zweier Pflanzen: a) = śvetakaṇṭakārī . — b) = durālabhā [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma]

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Durlābha (दुर्लाभ):—(2. duṣ + lābha) adj. = durlabha [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 7, 1, 68.] [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 26, 173.] [Mahābhārata 12, 11168.]

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Durlabha (दुर्लभ):—

1) mit einem infin.: śrīścāpi durlabhā bhoktuṃ tathaivākṛtātmabhiḥ [Mahābhārata 13, 309.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Durlabha (दुर्लभ):——

1) Adj. (f. ā) — a) schwer zu erlangen , — finden , — anzutreffen , — zu Gesicht zu bekommen , wozu man nicht leicht gelangt , selten. jīvita n. so v.a. schwer zu retten. Mit einem Infin. schwer zu. tara Compar. überaus schwer zu erlangen , — anzutreffen. — b) theuer , werth , carus [Kāraṇḍavyūha 66,22.67,2.] —

2) m. — a) *Curcuma_Amhaldi_oder Zerumbet [Rājan 6,119.] — b) Nomen proprium eines Mannes. —

3) *f. ā — a) Alhagi Maurorum [Rājan 4,54.] — b) eine weiss blühende Kaṇṭakārī [Rājan 4,35.]

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Durlābha (दुर्लाभ):—Adj. = durlabha 1)a).

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Durlabha (दुर्लभ) [Also spelled durlabh]:—(a) rare, scarce; unattainable; unavailable; excellent; unique; ~[] rarity, scarcity; unavailability; excellence.

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