Kamba, Kāmbā: 10 definitions

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Kamba means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Kāmbā (काम्बा).—Name of a river (nadī) situated near the seven great mountains on the western side of mount Naiṣadha, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 83. These settlements consume the water flowing from these seven great mountains (Viśākha, Kambala, Jayanta, Kṛṣṇa, Harita, Aśoka and Vardhamāna). Niṣadha (Naiṣadha) is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Kamba.—(IE 8-6), Kannaḍa; name of a land measure; see kamma and stambha. Note: kamba is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

See also (synonyms): Kambha.

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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

kāmba (कांब).—f A longitudinal division (of a bamboo &c.): hence a bar of iron or other metal. 2 also maṇagaṭā- cī kāmba A bone of the fore arm, the radius. 3 A grasp with one arm round the neck of the adversary (in wrestling). kāmba mōṭhī asaṇēṃ g. of s. To have great strength of arm.

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

kāmba (कांब).—f A bar. The radius (of the arm).

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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

Kambā (कम्बा):—f. ([probably]) a kind of mash, [Uttararāma-carita]

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

Kamba (कम्ब):—kambati 1. a. To go, to move.

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

Kambā (कम्बा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kaṃbā.

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Kamba 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Kaṃba (कंब) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kamra.

2) Kaṃbā (कंबा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kambā.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kaṃba (ಕಂಬ):—

1) [noun] a long piece of wood, metal, etc. usu. rounded, used as a support from below; a pole; a pillar.

2) [noun] an old unit of land measure (now obs.).

3) [noun] ಕಂಬದ ಮರ [kambada mara] kambada mara the ornamental tree Polyalthia longifolia of Annonaceae family; the Indian mast tree.

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Kaṃba (ಕಂಬ):—[noun] one of the sub-castes (social system).

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Kaṃba (ಕಂಬ):—[noun] the tree Polyalthia longifolia of Annonaceae family; Indian mast tree.

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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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