Jamba: 9 definitions


Jamba means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, biology. 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)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Jamba (जम्ब).—A Sudharmāna God.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 60.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Jamba [जांबा] in the Konkani language is the name of a plant identified with Xylia xylocarpa (Roxb.)Taub. from the Mimosaceae (Touch-me-not) family having the following synonyms: Mimosa xylocarpa, Xylia dolabriformis. For the possible medicinal usage of jamba, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Jamba in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Psidium guajava L. from the Myrtaceae (Bottlebrush) family having the following synonyms: Psidium fragrans, Psidium pomiferum, Psidium cujavus.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Jamba in India is the name of a plant defined with Xylia xylocarpa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Acacia xylocarpa (Roxb.) Willd. (among others).

2) Jamba is also identified with Psidium guajava It has the synonym Syzygium ellipticum K. Schum. & Lauterb. (etc.).

3) Jamba in Mali is also identified with Combretum glutinosum It has the synonym Combretum passargei Engl. & Diels (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Fl. Bras. (Martius) (1857)
· Contributions from the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (1958)
· Journal of Natural Products (1994)
· Economic Botany (2001)
· Flórulas de las Zonas de Vida del Ecuador (1985)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2004)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Jamba, for example extract dosage, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, side effects, health benefits, chemical composition, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jamba (जंब).—m (Formed from dambha or ḍambha. The ja is J.) Hypocrisy.

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jambā (जंबा).—m ( from A Side.) A dagger of a particular kind; side-arms.

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jāmba (जांब).—m A timber-tree, Inga Xylocarpa. Grah.

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jāmba (जांब).—m (jambu S) The rose-apple, Eugenia Jambos &c., the tree or the fruit. 2 In the Desh. The guava tree and fruit. 3 C The apple of the cashew.

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jāmba (जांब).—m ( P) A sort of flagon or goblet.

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jāmbā (जांबा).—m (jāmba Rose-apple.) The name of a wild plant.

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jāmbā (जांबा) [or जांबी, jāmbī].—a See jāmbēthara.

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

jāmba (जांब).—m The rose-apple. A sort of flagon.

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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: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Jamba (जम्ब):—m. mud, clay, [Uṇādi-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) Jāmba (जाम्ब):—[from] jamba, [Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 95/96]

[Sanskrit to German]

Jamba 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

Jaṃba (ಜಂಬ):—

1) [noun] a pretending to be what one is not or to feel what one does not feel; esp. a pretense of virtue, piety, etc.; hypocrisy.

2) [noun] 2.an unduly high opinion of oneself, one’s merits, possession, status, etc.; exaggerated self-conceit; pride; vanity3) [noun] ಜಂಬ ಅಡಗಿಸು [jamba adagisu] jamba aḍagisu to bring down another’s undue pride, arrogance etc.; ಜಂಬದ ಕೋಳಿ [jambada koli] jambada kōḷi (fig.) a vain, strutting, swaggering person.

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Jaṃba (ಜಂಬ):—[noun] a kind of horse having spots on it.

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Jāṃba (ಜಾಂಬ):—[noun] = ಜಾಂಬು [jambu].

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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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