Kambala, Kambalā: 37 definitions


Kambala means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kambal.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Kambala (कम्बल).—One of the seven major mountains situated on the western side of mount Niṣadha, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 83. These mountains give rise to many other mountains and various settlements. Niṣadha 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.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Kambala (कम्बल).—A prominent serpent of the family of Kaśyapa. (Chapter 35, Ādi Parva, Mahābhārata). The Prayāga tīrtha was the abode of this serpent.

2) Kambala (कम्बल).—A part of Kuśadvīpa. (Island of Kuśa). (Chapter 12, Bhīṣma Parva, Mahābhārata)

Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Kambala (कम्बल) refers to “woollen blanket” and was once commonly used by craftsmen in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Craftsmen and their tools are referred to in the Nīlamata which enjoins upon the inhabitants of Kaśmīra the worship of Viśvakarmā—the originator of all crafts.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Kambala (कम्बल).—A chief of Nāgas in Pātāla, presides over the month of iṣa.1 According to the brahmāṅda and vāyu purāṇas, he was the resident of Sutalam;2 in the Prajāpatikṣetra; used in the chariot of Tripurārī.3 Kādraveya Nāga residing in the sun's chariot in the month of Māgha;4 in the month of tapa and tapasya.5

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 24. 31; XII. 11. 43; Matsya-purāṇa 6. 39; Vāyu-purāṇa 50. 23; 69. 70.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 20. 23; III. 7. 33.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 104. 5; 106. 27; 110. 8; 133. 20.
  • 4) Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 21. 21; II. 10. 16.
  • 5) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 23. 21.

1b) Heard the viṣṇu purāṇa from Aśvatara and narrated it to Elāputra.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa VI. 8. 47.

1c) An Yakṣa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 12.

1d) (Mt.) a Kulaparvata of the Ketumāla.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 44. 4.

2) Kambalā (कम्बला).—A river of the Ketumāla continent.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 44. 17.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kambala (कम्बल) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.31.10, I.35, II.9.9, II.47.3, V.101.9/V.103) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kambala) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Kambala also refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.83.72).

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa (itihasa)

Kambala is the name of a Serpent (sarpa) mentioned in the thirty-fifth chapter (verses 4-17) of the Ādiparva of the Mahābhārata.—Accordingly, Sauti, on being implored by Śaunaka to name all the serpents in the course of the sarpa-sattra, tells him that it is humanly impossible to give a complete list because of their sheer multiplicity; but would name the prominent ones in accordance with their significance [e.g., Kambala].

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Kambala (कम्बल) is the name of a nāga chief, presiding over Nitala, according to the Parākhyatantra 5.44-45. Nitala refers to one of the seven pātālas (‘subterranean paradise’). The word pātāla in this tantra refers to subterranean paradises for seekers of otherworldly pleasures and each the seven pātālas is occupied by a regent of the daityas, nāgas and rākṣasas.

The Parākhyatantra is an old Śaiva-siddhānta tantra dating from before the 10th century.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kambala (कम्बल) is the name of the Guardian (of the field) associated with Kāmarūpa, one of the sacred seats (pīṭha), according to chapter 10 of the according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—If the scheme in the Yogakhaṇḍa is not the first example of this model, the other most likely candidate is found in chapter ten of the Kularatnoddyota, which is an early Tantra of the Kubjikā corpus. [...] In this set-up each of the four sacred seats corresponds to a cosmic age and has a tree, creeper, cave, monastery (maṭha), goddess, Siddha, and guardian of the field [i.e., Kambala]. The layout can be tabulated as follows.

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (shaktism)

Kambala (कम्बल) or Kambalatantra refers to one of the twenty-eight Gāruḍatantras, belonging to the Śāktāgama (or Śāktatantra) division of the Āgama tradition. The Śāktāgamas represent the wisdom imparted by Devī to Īśvara and convey the idea that the worship of Śakti is the means to attain liberation. According to the Pratiṣṭhālakṣaṇasamuccaya of Vairocana, the Śāktatantras are divided into to four parts, the Kambala belonging to the Garuḍa class.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Kambala (कम्बल) refers to (1) “mythical serpent (often mentioned in the Purāṇas)” or (2) a “blanket” and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 10.8.

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Kaṃbala (कंबल) and Saṃbala are two bulls mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—Accordingly, “Kaṃbala and Saṃbala are two young bulls offered to the merchant Jiṇadāsa. They listen to his dharma teaching. In the meantime, a merchant, friend of Jinadāsa, to win at the races, borrows them and overwork them. Following the episode, they undertake to fast to death and become Nāgakumāra. [...]”.

Cf. Kalpa Subodhikā Ṭīkā 297.9-299.2; Āvasyakaniryukti v. 469-471; Āvaśyakacūrṇi I 280.8-201.9: Trad Verclas 1978 p. 242-243; Cauppaṇṇamahāpurisacariya 178.8-179.10: cf. Bruhn 1954 p. 100; Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra X.3. v. 306-340: Johnson VI p. 60-62.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Agriculture (Krishi) and Vrikshayurveda (study of Plant life)

Source: Shodhganga: Drumavichitrikarnam—Plant mutagenesis in ancient India

Kambala (कम्बल) refers to the “dewlap (of a black bull)”, which is used in certain bio-organical recipes for plant mutagenesis, such as to delay of ripening in fruits, according to the Vṛkṣāyurveda by Sūrapāla (1000 CE): an encyclopedic work dealing with the study of trees and the principles of ancient Indian agriculture.—Accordingly, “The ripening of fruits of a tree can be delayed by one year by piercing their roots with long bones of monkey’s legs dipped in the ichor of an intoxicated elephant. Ripening of fruits of a particular branch of a tree can be stopped by covering that branch firmly by the skin of the hunch of a bull that is just then killed. The fruits of a particular branch of a tree do not ripen if it is covered seven times with the skin from the dewlap (kambala) of a black bull, killed for the purpose”.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Kambala (कम्बल) or Citrakambala is equated to Kaucava (“goat’s-hair sheet”), which is mentioned in verse 3.13 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Kaucava “goat’s-hair sheet”, equated to (citra-)kambala, tavaraka, and rāṅkava(-vastra), is understood as “a fabric made of goat’s hair dyed with safflower juice”—(kausumbharasaraktacchāgaromanirmito ghanaḥ Indu). The Tibetan reu-bal la-ba (“kid’s-wool blanket” agrees on the whole with this definition. CD read reu-bal chen, which may be interpreted to mean “kid’s-wool fabrics”, by analogy with phrases like gos chen (“silk fabrics”). In Mahāvyutpatti 5861 bal la-ba corresponds to kocava.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Kambala (कम्बल) refers to “coloured silk”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 16) (“On the planets—graha-bhaktiyoga”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “[...] Venus also presides over simple silk, coloured silk (kambala), wollen cloth, white silk, Rodhra, Patra, Coca, nutmeg, Agaru, Vacā, Pippalī and sandal”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A tribe of Nagas. They were present at the Mahasamaya (D.ii.258), and are mentioned with the Assataras as living at the foot of Sineru (J.vi.165).

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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Kambala (कम्बल) is the name of a Nāga mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Kambala).

Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Vajrayana

Kambala is the name of a mahāsiddha, of which eighty-four in total are recognized in Vajrayāna (tantric buddhism). His title is “the black-blanket-clad yogin”. He lived somewhere between the 8th and the 12th century AD.

These mahāsiddhas (e.g., Kambala) are defined according to the Abhayadatta Sri (possibly Abhayākaragupta) tradition. Its textual origin traces to the 11th century caturāsiti-siddha-pravṛtti, or “the lives of the eighty-four siddhas”, of which only Tibetan translations remains. Kambala (and other Mahāsiddhas) are the ancient propounders of the textual tradition of tantric or Vajrayana Buddhism.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: archive.org: Bulletin of the French School of the Far East (volume 5)

Kambala (कम्बल) is the name of a Nāgarāja appointed as one of the Divine protector deities of Cakoka, according to chapter 17 of the Candragarbha: the 55th section of the Mahāsaṃnipāta-sūtra, a large compilation of Sūtras (texts) in Mahāyāna Buddhism partly available in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese.—In the Candragarbhasūtra, the Bhagavat invites all classes of Gods and Deities to protect the Law [dharma?] and the faithful in their respective kingdoms of Jambudvīpa [e.g., the Nāgarāja Kambala in Cakoka], resembling the time of the past Buddhas.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Kambala (कम्बल) is the name of an ancient city found by the son of Ajita: an ancient king from the Solar dynasty (sūryavaṃśa) and a descendant of Mahāsaṃmata, according to the Mahābuddhavaṃsa or Maha Buddhavamsa (the great chronicle of Buddhas) Anudīpanī chapter 1, compiled by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw. Ajita’s son founded Kambala. He and his descendants in that city were eighty-four thousand. The last of these eighty-four thousand kings was named Brahmadatta.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Kambala.—(IA 23), an agricultural ceremony. Note: kambala is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Kambala in Congo is the name of a plant defined with Milicia excelsa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Chlorophora alba A. Chev. (among others).

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

· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2001)
· Contribution à l’Ethnographie des Kuta. (1974)
· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie (1894)
· The Genera of North American Plants (1818)
· Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France (1912)
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (1873)

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kambala : (nt.) woollen stuff; a blanket.

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

Kambala, (m. , nt.) (cp. Sk. kambala) 1. woollen stuff, woollen blanket or garment. From J. IV, 353 it appears that it was a product of the north, probably Nepal (cp. J. P. T. S. 1889, 203); enumerated as one of the 6 kinds of cīvaras, together w. koseyya & kappāsika at Vin. I, 58=96, also at A. IV, 394 (s. °sukhuma); frequent preceded by ratta (e.g. DA. I, 40. Cp. also ambara2 and ambala), which shows that it was commonly dyed red; also as paṇḍu Sn. 689; Bdhd 1.—Some woollen garments (aḍḍhakāsika) were not allowed for Bhikkhus: Vin. I, 281; II, 174; see further J. I, 43, 178, 322; IV, 138; Miln. 17, 88, 105; DhA. I, 226; II, 89 sq. 2. a garment: two kinds of hair‹-› (blankets, i.e. ) garments viz. kesa° and vāla° mentioned Vin. I, 305=D. I, 167=A. I, 240, 295.—3. woollen thread Vin. I, 190 (explained by uṇṇā) (cp. Vin. Texts II. 23); J. VI, 340;— 4. a tribe of Nāgas J. VI, 165.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kambala (कंबल).—m S A blanket &c. See kāmbaḷā.

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kambala (कंबल).—n R A half or large division (of fruits, of a stone &c.)

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kambaḷa (कंबळ).—f A tree, Hymenodyction excelsum. Grah.

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kāmbaḷa (कांबळ).—f P A dewlap.

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kāmbaḷā (कांबळा).—m (kambala S) A coarse blanket composed of two breadths.

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

kāmbaḷa (कांबळ) [-ḷī, -ळी].—f A dewlap.

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kāmbaḷā (कांबळा).—m-ḷēṃ n A coarse blanket compos- ed of two breadths.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kambala (कम्बल).—[Uṇādi-sūtra 1.16]

1) A blanket (of wool); कम्बलवन्तं न बाधते शीतम् (kambalavantaṃ na bādhate śītam) Subhāṣ.; कम्बलावृतेन तेन (kambalāvṛtena tena) H.3; Rām.7.1.3.

2) A dew-lap.

3) A sort of deer.

4) An upper garment of wool.

5) A wall.

6) A small worm.

7) Name of a serpent-king.

8) Covering of an elephant. cf. कम्बलो नागराजे च सास्नायां मृगरोमजे । गज- प्रावरणे चैव (kambalo nāgarāje ca sāsnāyāṃ mṛgaromaje | gaja- prāvaraṇe caiva) ...... Nm.

-lam Water.

Derivable forms: kambalaḥ (कम्बलः).

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Kāmbala (काम्बल).—[kambala-aṇ] A carriage covered with a woollen cloth or blanket.

Derivable forms: kāmbalaḥ (काम्बलः).

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

Kambala (कम्बल).—m.

(-laḥ) 1. A blanket. 2. A chief of the Nagas or serpents. 3. A small worm. 4. A dew-lap. 5. An upper cloth or garment. 6. A sort of deer. n.

(-laṃ) Water. E. kam to desire, kala Unadi affix, and ba inserted; or kam the head, water, &c. and bal to be strong, affix ac.

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Kāmbala (काम्बल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lī-laṃ) Clothed with a blanket, &c. m.

(-laḥ) A car covered with a woollen cloth or blanket. E. kambala a blanket, aṇ aff.

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

Kambala (कम्बल).—I. m. and n. 1. A woollen blanket, Mahābhārata 3, 181, 2. A woollen garment, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 460. Ii. m. The name of a Nāga, Mahābhārata 1, 1555.

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

Kambala (कम्बल).—[masculine] ([neuter]) woollen cloth or cover; [masculine] also dew-lap.

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

1) Kambala (कम्बल):—mn. (√kam [commentator or commentary] on [Uṇādi-sūtra i, 108]), a woollen blanket or cloth or upper garment, [Atharva-veda xiv, 2, 66; 67; Mahābhārata; Hitopadeśa] etc.

2) m. a dewlap, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

3) a small worm or insect, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) a sort of deer with a shaggy hairy coat, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Name of a teacher

6) of a man

7) of a Nāga, [Mahābhārata; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa] etc.

8) n. water (cf. kamala)

9) Name of a Varṣa in Kuśa-dvīpa, [Mahābhārata vi, 454.]

10) Kāmbala (काम्बल):—mfn. ([from] kambala), covered with a woollen cloth or blanket (as a carriage), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Kambala (कम्बल):—(laḥ) 1. m. A blanket; chief of the Nāgas, a small warm; a dewlap; a deer. n. Water.

2) Kāmbala (काम्बल):—(laḥ) 1. m. A car covered with a woollen cloth or blanket.

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

Kambala (कम्बल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kaṃbala.

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Kambala in German

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kaṃbala (कंबल) [Also spelled kambal]:—(nm) a blanket, rug.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Kaṃbala (कंबल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kambala.

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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

Kaṃbala (ಕಂಬಲ):—

1) [noun] a large piece of cloth, often of soft wool, used to wrap up a person for warmth; a blanket.

2) [noun] a loose fold of skin hanging from the throat of cattle the dewlap.

3) [noun] a kind of deer.

4) [noun] a piece of woollen fabric, usu. rectangular, worn over the shoulders or head; a woollen shawl.

5) [noun] a continuous and usu. vertical structure of usu. brick or stone, having little width in proportion to its length and height and esp. enclosing, protecting or dividing a space or supporting a roof; a wall.

6) [noun] a kind of small worm.

7) [noun] a huge blanket for wrapping up an elephant.

8) [noun] water.

9) [noun] a two-wheeled vehicle drawn by an ox or oxen; a bullock-cart.

10) [noun] (name of) one of the snakes which Śiva uses as his ear-ring.

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Kaṃbaḷa (ಕಂಬಳ):—[noun] an extent of agricultural field.

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Kaṃbaḷa (ಕಂಬಳ):—[noun] a musical instrument.

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Kaṃbaḷa (ಕಂಬಳ):—[noun] money paid to an employee for work done on a daily basis; daily wages.

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Kaṃbaḷa (ಕಂಬಳ):—

1) [noun] a running contest of buffaloes, in pair, held in wet, slushy rice field, prevalent in the coastal districts of Karnāṭaka.

2) [noun] a festival observed at the beginning of sowing season.

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Kaṃbaḷa (ಕಂಬಳ):—[noun] = ಕಂಬಲ [kambala].

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Kāṃbala (ಕಾಂಬಲ):—[adjective] covered with awoollen cloth or blanket.

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Kāṃbala (ಕಾಂಬಲ):—[noun] a carriage covered with a woollen cloth or blanket.

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Kāṃbaḷa (ಕಾಂಬಳ):—[adjective] = ಕಾಂಬಲ [kambala]1.

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Kāṃbaḷa (ಕಾಂಬಳ):—[noun] = ಕಾಂಬಲ [kambala]2.

context information

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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