Gabhira, Gabhīra: 13 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Gabhīra (गभीर) refers to “(words indicating) gravity”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.17 (“The dialogue between Indra and Kāmadeva”).—Accordingly, after Indra spoke to Kāma: “On hearing these words of Indra the fish-bannered god Kāma spoke smilingly in words indicating love and gravity [i.e., prema-gabhīra]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Gabhīra (गभीर).—A son of Pravīra; ruled for 30 years.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 186.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gabhīra (गभीर).—m. [gacchati jalamatra, gabh īran bhāntādeśaśca Uṇādi-sūtra 4.35]

1) Deep (in all senses); उत्तालास्त इमे गभीरपयसः पुण्याः सरित्संगमाः (uttālāsta ime gabhīrapayasaḥ puṇyāḥ saritsaṃgamāḥ) Uttararāmacarita 2.3; Bv.2.15.

2) Deepsounding (as a drum).

3) Thick, dense, impervious (as a forest); Kirātārjunīya 14.39.

4) Profound, sagacious.

5) Grave, serious, solemn, earnest.

6) Secret, mysterious.

7) Inscrutable, difficult to be perceived or understood; गभीरमर्थं कति- चित्प्रकाशताम् (gabhīramarthaṃ kati- citprakāśatām) (nayanti) Kirātārjunīya 14.4.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Gabhira (गभिर).—adj. (m.c. for gabhīra, gambhīra), deep, profound: Sukhāvatīvyūha 7.18 (verse).

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

Gabhīra (गभीर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) 1. Deep. 2. Thick, impervious, (as a forest.) 3. Profound, sagacious. 4. Deep in sound, hollow-toned. E. gam to go bha substituted for the final, iran Unadi affix; also with num inserted gambhīra.

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

Gabhīra (गभीर).— (from a lost vb. gabh, [Anglo-Saxon.] geapan) and gambhīra gambhīra, I. adj., f. , 1. Deep, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 5, 10; dwelling in the depth, [Pañcatantra] v. [distich] 10. 2. Thick, impervious, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 53, 22. 3. Deep-toned, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 30, 27. 4. Unfathomable, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 9, 14, 14. Ii. m. gabhīra, A proper name, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 9, 17, 10. Iii. f. gambhīrā, The name of a river, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 41.

— Cf. in and gahana.

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

Gabhīra (गभीर).—deep, profound, impervious, inscrutable, secret; °— & [neuter] [adverb]

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

1) Gabhīra (गभीर):—[from gabha] mf(ā)n. deep (opposed to gādha and dīna), [Ṛg-veda] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] ([Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska i, 11]) deep in sound, deep-sounding, hollow-toned, [Ṛg-veda v, 85, 1; Ṛtusaṃhāra]

3) [v.s. ...] profound, sagacious, grave, serious, solemn, secret, mysterious, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda v, 11, 3]

4) [v.s. ...] (gambh, [Mahābhārata] etc.), [Prabodha-candrodaya iv, 15; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] dense, impervious, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa viii, 3, 5]

6) [v.s. ...] (gambh, [Rāmāyaṇa iii])

7) [v.s. ...] not to be penetrated or investigated or explored, inscrutable

8) [v.s. ...] ‘inexhaustible’, uninterrupted (time), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa i, 5, 8]

9) [v.s. ...] (gambh, [iv, 12, 38; v, 24, 24])

10) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Manu Bhautya or of Rambha, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa iii, 2, 43; Bhāgavata-purāṇa ix, 17, 10.]

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

Gabhīra (गभीर):—[(raḥ-rā-raṃ) a.] Deep; thick, impervious, deep-toned.

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

Gabhīra (गभीर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Gahira.

[Sanskrit to German]

Gabhira 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gabhīra (ಗಭೀರ):—

1) [adjective] extending down, inward, etc. considerably; very deep.

2) [adjective] deeply or intensely felt; being so.

3) [adjective] not inclined to flirt; not given to fun, cheap amusement; restrained in speech, action, etc.; dignified; decent.

4) [adjective] solemn; deeply earnest.

5) [adjective] that cannot easily or superficially be understood; of, containing, implying or characterised by mystery; that which requires serious thought, study, etc.; intellectually profound; marked by intellectual depth; serious; grave.

6) [adjective] inspiring awe or admiration through grandeur, beauty, etc.; sublime; stately; majestic.

7) [adjective] sounding grave, solemn (said of a person’s voice).

8) [adjective] of or in the octaves lower than the normal one (i.e. below the middle C).

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Gabhīra (ಗಭೀರ):—

1) [noun] = ಗಭೀರಗುಣ [gabhiraguna].

2) [noun] a sober man; a man of serious thought, action, etc.

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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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