Kumbhinasa, Kumbhīnasa, Kumbhi-nasa: 5 definitions


Kumbhinasa 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kumbhīnasa (कुम्भीनस).—An asura and a notorious philanderer. (Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 39, Verse 7).

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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kumbhīnasa (कुम्भीनस).—a kind of venomous serpent; उद्वेल्लन्ति पुराणरोहिणतरु- स्कन्धेषु कुम्भीनसाः (udvellanti purāṇarohiṇataru- skandheṣu kumbhīnasāḥ) U.2.29.

Derivable forms: kumbhīnasaḥ (कुम्भीनसः).

Kumbhīnasa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kumbhī and nasa (नस).

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

Kumbhīnasa (कुम्भीनस).—m.

(-saḥ) A large, and venomous snake. f. (-sī) The mother of Lavana, a Rakshasa or fiend. E. kumbhī a pitcher, and nasa derived from nāsā the nose; having wide nostrils.

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

Kumbhīnasa (कुम्भीनस).—[masculine] a kind of serpent.

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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. 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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