Kliba, Klībā: 13 definitions


Kliba means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Klībā (क्लीबा).—A deity.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 27. 38.
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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: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Klība (क्लीब):—Impotent, neuter, emasculated,

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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

Klība (क्लीब) refers to “weak”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 15) (“On the nakṣatras—‘asterisms’”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Those who are born on the lunar day of Dhaniṣṭhā will be shameless, of weak friendship (klība-acalasauhṛda), haters of women, generous, rich and free from temptation. Those who are born on the lunar day of Śatabhiṣaj will be fishermen or dealers in fish and hogs; washermen; dealers in wine and birds”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

klība (क्लीब).—m n S The neuter gender. 2 An eunuch. Hence 3 An impotent; or a weak and imbecile person.

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

klība (क्लीब).—m n A eunuch. An impotent, or a weak, imbecile person. The neuter gender.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Klība (क्लीब).—a.

1) Impotent, neuter, emasculated; Ms. 3.15,4.25; Y.1.223.

2) Unmanly, timid, weak, weak-minded; R.8.84; क्लीबान् पालयिता (klībān pālayitā) Mṛcchakaṭika 9.5.

3) Cowardly.

4) Mean, base.

5) Idle.

6) Of the neuter gender.

7) Desireless (kāmahīna); विद्वान्क्लीबः पश्यति प्रीतियोगात् (vidvānklībaḥ paśyati prītiyogāt) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.292.23. -बः, -बम् (baḥ, -bam) (-vaḥ, -vam) 1 An impotent man, a eunuch; न मूत्रं फेनिलं यस्य विष्टा चाप्सु निमज्जति । मेढ्रं चोन्मादशुक्राभ्यां हीनं क्लीबः स उच्यते (na mūtraṃ phenilaṃ yasya viṣṭā cāpsu nimajjati | meḍhraṃ conmādaśukrābhyāṃ hīnaṃ klībaḥ sa ucyate) || Kātyāyana quoted in Dāyabhāga.

2) The neuter gender.

See also (synonyms): klīva.

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

Klība (क्लीब).—or klīva klīva, adj. 1. Deprived of virility; m. An eunuch, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 150. 2. Timorous; m. A coward, Mahābhārata 1, 5142. 3. Neuter.

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

Klība (क्लीब).—[adjective] impotent, emasculated, unmanly, timorous. [masculine] eunuch, weakling, coward. [neuter] the neuter gender ([grammar]).

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

1) Klība (क्लीब):—[from klīb] mf(ā)n. ([Pāṇini 3-1, 11], [vArttika] 3) impotent, emasculated, a eunuch, [Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] unmanly, timorous, weak, idle, a coward, [Mahābhārata; Mṛcchakaṭikā; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] having no water (as a cloud), [Daśakumāra-carita]

4) [v.s. ...] (in lexicography) of the neuter gender

5) [v.s. ...] n. (in lexicography) the neuter gender.

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

Klība (क्लीब) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kīva.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kliba 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

Klība (ಕ್ಲೀಬ):—

1) [noun] a man who is unable to engage in sexual intercourse, esp. because of an inability to have an erection; an impotent man.

2) [noun] a castrated man.

3) [noun] a man lacking physical strength, vigour or is shamefully timid.

4) [noun] a man disinclined to work or doing little work; a lazy man.

5) [noun] a stingy, miserly man; a miser.

6) [noun] (gram.) the noun or pronoun, etc. that is neither masculine nor feminine gender; neuter gender.

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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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