Jambhana, Jambhanā: 7 definitions



Jambhana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Jambhana (जम्भन).—Also Jṛmbhaṇa; a commander to aid Viṣaṅga was killed by Vijayā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 25. 29.
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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

jambhanā : (f.) yawning; arousing.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Jambhanā, (f.) (to jambhati) arousing, activity, alertness Vbh. 352. (Page 279)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jambhana (जम्भन).—Sexual intercourse.

Derivable forms: jambhanam (जम्भनम्).

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

Jambhana (जम्भन).—[jambh + ana], adj., f. , Bruising, Mahābhārata 6, 807.

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

Jambhana (जम्भन).—[feminine] ī crushing, destroying.

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

1) Jambhana (जम्भन):—[from jabh] 1. jambhana mf(ī)n. crushing, destroying, crusher, [Atharva-veda x, 4, 15; Mahābhārata vi, 807]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Calotropis gigantea, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] cf. kaṇva-, piśāca-, maśaka-, yātu-, and vyāghra-jambh.

4) [from jambh] 2. jambhana n. sexual intercourse, [Vopadeva] ([varia lectio])

5) [from jambh] a See √1. and √2. jabh.

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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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