Kumbhinasi, Kumbhīnasī, Kumbhi-nasi: 4 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Kumbhīnasī (कुम्भीनसी).—Wife of Aṅgāraparṇa, a great Gandharva. When Arjuna was about to kill Citraratha Kumbhīnasī requested Yudhiṣṭhira to save her husband, and he was accordingly set free. (For details see under Aṅgāraparṇa).

2) Kumbhīnasī (कुम्भीनसी).—A daughter born to Viśvāvasu of Analā. A Rākṣasa called Madhu abducted and made her his wife. The famous Lavaṇāsura was their son.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Kumbhīnasī (कुम्भीनसी).—A daughter of Puṣpotkaṭa and Viśravas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 55; Vāyu-purāṇa 70. 49.

1b) A daughter of Bali, and sister of Bāṇa; ill-treated Bāṇa's wife.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 187. 40-42.
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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

Kumbhīnasī (कुम्भीनसी).—mother of Lavaṇa and sistar of Rāvaṇa; स च प्राप मधूपघ्नं कुम्भीनस्याश्च कुक्षिजः (sa ca prāpa madhūpaghnaṃ kumbhīnasyāśca kukṣijaḥ) R.15.15.

Kumbhīnasī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kumbhī and nasī (नसी).

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

1) Kumbhīnasī (कुम्भीनसी):—[=kumbhī-nasī] [from kumbhī-nasa > kumbhī > kumbha] f. Name of the wife of the Gandharva Aṅgāra-parṇa, [Mahābhārata i, 6469]

2) [v.s. ...] of a Rākṣasī (mother of Lavaṇa), [Rāmāyaṇa v, 78, 8; Raghuvaṃśa xv, 15.]

3) Kumbhīnasi (कुम्भीनसि):—[=kumbhī-nasi] [from kumbhī > kumbha] m. Name of a demon, [Mahābhārata xiii, 2238.]

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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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