Laladdimba, Lalat-dimba, Lalaḍḍimba: 2 definitions


Laladdimba 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

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Laladdimba in Kavya glossary
Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Lalaḍḍimba (ललड्डिम्ब) is a variant spelling for Lasaḍḍimba (“top”) which is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 22.53 (v.r. lalaḍḍimba or lalaḍimba).—See notes for the variant.—Cf. the Bengali word Lāṭima, “a top”; Assamese “‘lāḍimba’ iti nāma”. [...] The word lalaḍḍimba seems to have been corrupted into laḍaḍḍimba, whence lāḍimba and lāṭima followed.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Laladdimba in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Laladḍimba (ललद्डिम्ब).—a top (bhavarā in Mar.) बालेन नक्तंसमयेन मुक्तं रौप्यं ललड्डिम्बमिवेन्दुबिम्बम् (bālena naktaṃsamayena muktaṃ raupyaṃ lalaḍḍimbamivendubimbam) (lasaḍḍimbam v. l.) N.22.53.

Derivable forms: laladḍimbam (ललद्डिम्बम्).

Laladḍimba is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms lalat and ḍimba (डिम्ब).

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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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