Kumbhin: 9 definitions


Kumbhin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Kumbhin (कुम्भिन्) (lit. “one who has the prominence on his forehead”) is a synonym (another name) for the Elephant (Gaja), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kumbhin (कुम्भिन्).—

1) An elephant; असौ कुम्भिभ्रान्त्या खरनखरविद्रावितमहागुरुग्रावग्रामः स्वपिति गिरिगर्भे हरिपतिः (asau kumbhibhrāntyā kharanakharavidrāvitamahāgurugrāvagrāmaḥ svapiti girigarbhe haripatiḥ) Bv.1.52.

2) A crocodile.

3) A fish.

4) A kind of poisonous insect.

5) A sort of fragrant resin (guggula).

6) The number eight.

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

Kumbhin (कुम्भिन्).—mfn. (-mbhī-mbhinī-mbhi) 1. Having a water jar. 2. Shaped like a water jar, &c. E. kumbha, and ini affix. m. (-mbhī) 1. An elephant. 2. A crocodile. 3. A fish. 4. A plant bearing a fragrant resin, Bdellium. E. kumbha as above, and ini aff.

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

Kumbhin (कुम्भिन्).—[adjective] having a jar; [masculine] elephant.

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

1) Kumbhin (कुम्भिन्):—[from kumbha] mfn. having a jar, [Ṛg-veda i, 191, 14; Lāṭyāyana; Vaitāna-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] shaped like a jar, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] m. ‘having on his forehead the prominence called kumbha’, an elephant

4) [v.s. ...] (hence) the number ‘eight’

5) [v.s. ...] a crocodile, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] a kind of poisonous insect, [Suśruta]

7) [v.s. ...] a sort of fragrant resin (guggulu) or the plant bearing it, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] Name of a demon hostile to children, [Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra i, 16]

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

Kumbhin (कुम्भिन्):—(mbhī) 5. m. An elephant; a crocodile; a fish; bdellium. a. Having a jar; jar-shaped.

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

Kumbhin (कुम्भिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kuṃbhi.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kumbhin 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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