Labh, aka: Lābh; 2 Definition(s)


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Labh (लभ्).—1 Ā. (labhate, lebhe, alabdha, lapsyate, labdhum, labdha)

1) To get, obtain, gain, acquire; लभेत सिकतासु तैलमपि यत्नतः पीडयन् (labheta sikatāsu tailamapi yatnataḥ pīḍayan) Bh.2.5; चिराय याथार्थ्यमलम्भि दिग्गजैः (cirāya yāthārthyamalambhi diggajaiḥ) Śi.1. 64.

2) To have, possess, be in possession of.

3) To take, receive.

4) To catch, take or catch hold of; प्रांशु- लभ्ये फले लोभादुद्बाहुरिव वामनः (prāṃśu- labhye phale lobhādudbāhuriva vāmanaḥ) R.1.3.

5) To find, meet with; यत्किंचिल्लभते पथि (yatkiṃcillabhate pathi).

6) To recover, regain.

7) To know, learn, perceive, understand; भ्रमणं (bhramaṇaṃ) ..... गमनादेव लभ्यते (gamanādeva labhyate) Bhāsā. P.6; सत्यमलभमानः (satyamalabhamānaḥ) Kull. on Ms.8.19.

8) To be able or be permitted (to do a thing) (with inf.); मर्तुमपि न लभ्यते (martumapi na labhyate); नाधर्मो लभ्यते कर्तुं लोके वैद्याधरे (nādharmo labhyate kartuṃ loke vaidyādhare). (The senses of labh are modified according to the noun with which it is used; i. e. garbhaṃ labh to conceive, become pregnant; padaṃ or āspadaṃ labh to gain a footing, take a hold on; see under pada; antaraṃ labh to get a footing, enter into; lebhe'ntaraṃ cetasi nopadeśaḥ R.6.66 'was not impressed on the mind;' cetanāṃ-saṃjñāṃ labh to regain one's consciousness; janma labh to be born; Ki.5.43; svāsthyaṃ labh to enjoy ease, be at ease; darśanaṃ labh to get an audience of &c.). -Caus. (lambhayati-te)

1) To cause to get or receive, cause to take; मधुरै रवशानि लम्भयन्नपि तिर्यञ्चि शमं निरीक्षितैः (madhurai ravaśāni lambhayannapi tiryañci śamaṃ nirīkṣitaiḥ) Ki.2.55.

2) To give, confer or bestow upon; मोदकशरावं माणवकं लम्भय (modakaśarāvaṃ māṇavakaṃ lambhaya) V.3.

3) To cause to suffer.

4) To obtain, receive.

5) To find out, discover. -Desid. (lipsate) To wish to get, long for; अलब्धं चैव लिप्सेत (alabdhaṃ caiva lipseta) H.2.8.

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Lābh (लाभ्).—1 P. To send; L. D. B.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Labh (लभ्).—[(ḍu, aṣ) ḍulabhaṣ] r. 1st cl. (labhate) 1. To obtain, to get or gain. 2. To find. 3. To be able, to be permitted. 4. To recover. 5. To know. With ā, 1. To touch. 2. To offer as a sacrifice. 3. To attain. With upa, 1. To attain. 2. To perceive, to see. With upa and ā prefixed, 1. To blame. 2. To learn. With prati, To gain or regain. With vi and pra, 1. To cheat. 2. To insult. 3. To recover. With sama, To obtain. Caus. (lambhayati-te) 1. To give. 2. To receive. 3. To discover. 4. To cause to take. 5. To cause to suffer. Desid. (lipsate) To long for. (i) labhi r. 1st cl. (lambhate) 1. To sound. 2. To injure. 3. To revile. 4. To gain. With upa prefixed, 1. To apprehend, to understand. 2. To delay. With upa and āṅ, To revile, to abuse.

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Lābh (लाभ्).—r. 10th cl. (lābhayati) To throw, to send or direct.

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