Jaba, Jāba: 6 definitions


Jaba means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Jab.

India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Jaba is the name of a tank that was situated in Utarapura-atana: a sub-district of Upalabijaka, which existed in the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).

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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

jāba (जाब).—m ( P) An answer. 2 A letter of advice respecting a huṇḍī. See further under jabāba. 3 Speech or speaking, i. e. thing said, or act of saying, or skill of speaking.

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

jāba (जाब).—m An answer. A letter of advice respecting a huṇḍī. Speech or speaking, i. e. thing said or act of saying.

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jāba (जाब).—n -jāba m A letter of credit.

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jabā (जबा).—[Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 37 = javā, q. cf.

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Jaba 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

Jaba (जब) [Also spelled jab]:—(adv) when; —[kabhī] whenever; sometimes; ~[ki] when; whenever, at whatever time; -[taba] sometime; at times; imminent; —[apanī utarī to dūsare kī utārate kyā dera] ? beware of him who regards not his reputation; —[utara gaī loī to kyā karegā koī] the shameless dread no society; —[taka gaṃgā] ([jamanā]) [kī dhārā bahatī hai] as long as the Ganges (and the Jamuna) flows (flow), for all times to come; —[taka jaharamuharā āegā, sāṃpa kā kāṭā mara jāegā] the steed will die till the grass grows; —[taka sāṃsa taba taka āsa] as long as there is life there is hope.

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