Lamb: 4 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lamb (लम्ब्).—1 Ā. (lambate, lambita)

1) To hang down, hang from, dangle; ऋषयो ह्यत्र लम्बते (ṛṣayo hyatra lambate) Mb.

2) To be attached to, stick to, hold on to, rest on; ललम्बिरे सदसिलताः प्रिया इव (lalambire sadasilatāḥ priyā iva) Śi.7.25; प्रस्थानं ते कथमपि सखे लम्बमानस्य भावि (prasthānaṃ te kathamapi sakhe lambamānasya bhāvi) Me.43. (where lamba° means 'hanging down towards' or 'resting upon' the back or hips).

3) To go down, sink, decline or hang down (as the sun), fall down; लम्बमाने दिवाकरे (lambamāne divākare); Śi.9.2; Ki.9.1; त्वदधरचुम्बनलम्बितकज्जलमुज्ज्वलय प्रिय लोचने (tvadadharacumbanalambitakajjalamujjvalaya priya locane) Gīt.12 (= galita).

4) To fall or lag behind.

5) To delay, tarry.

6) To sound. -Caus. (lambayati-te)

1) To let down, cause to hang down.

2) To hang up, suspend.

3) To stretch out, extend (as the hand); करेण वातायन- लम्बितेन (kareṇa vātāyana- lambitena) R.13.21; को लम्बयेदाहरणाय हस्तम् (ko lambayedāharaṇāya hastam) 6.75.

4) To cause to be attached, join.

5) To depress. -With उद् (ud) to stand up, stand erect : पादेनैकेन गगने द्वितीयेन च भूतले । तिष्ठाम्युल्लम्बितस्तावद्यावत्तिष्ठति भास्करः (pādenaikena gagane dvitīyena ca bhūtale | tiṣṭhāmyullambitastāvadyāvattiṣṭhati bhāskaraḥ) Mk.2.1.

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

Lamb (लम्ब्).—i. 1, [Ātmanepada.] ([Parasmaipada.], [Pañcatantra] 107, 25). 1. To fall, Mahābhārata 2, 2187. 2. To set (as the sun), [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 33, 20. 3. To hang downwards, [Pañcatantra] v. [distich] 36. 4. † To sound. Ptcple. of the pres. lambamāna. 1. Depending, [Pañcatantra] 259, 7. 2. Being large or bulky, [Pañcatantra] 136, 1.

— With the prep. ava ava, 1. To fall, Mahābhārata 1, 1035; to descend, [Hitopadeśa] 25, 5, M.M. 2. To set, Mahābhārata 4, 1040. 3. To rest upon, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 5, 11. 4. To lean on, to be supported, Mahābhārata 1, 8443. 5. To suspend, [Pañcatantra] 252, 10. 6. To support, to hold, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 86, 21; [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 49, 16. 7. To take, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 108, 19. With dhairyam, a. To take courage, [Hitopadeśa] 13, 19. b. To keep firm, i. e. to yield not, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 34, 4. 8. To choose, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 70, 14. avalambita, 1. Hanging, [Pañcatantra] 116, 23. 2. Hanging with the head downwards, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 15, 18. 3. Supported, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 7, 5. 4. Depended upon, [Hitopadeśa] i. [distich] 143, M.M. [Causal.] To support, [Mālavikāgnimitra, (ed. Tullberg.)] 31, 2; to hold, 42, 6.

— With samava sam-ava, To support, Mahābhārata 3, 10988.

— With ā ā, 1. To lean on, to depend upon, Chr. 28, 16. 2. To support, Mahābhārata 3, 10989. 3. To keep (sthairyaṃ gṛhe, To stay at home), [Pañcatantra] 225, 23. 4. To take, Ghat. 22; to seize, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 432. With dhairyam, To take courage, [Pañcatantra] 21, 8. With dhṛtim, To be untroubled, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 22, 100. ālambita, 1. Hanging, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 140. 2. Laid on, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 125. nālambita, i. e. na-ālambita, Unsupported, hopeless, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 38.

— With samā sam-ā, 1. To suspend, [Pañcatantra] 144, 23. 2. To maintain, [Hitopadeśa] i. [distich] 193, M.M. 3. To take, [Mṛcchakaṭikā, (ed. Stenzler.)] 55, 19. 4. To dwell, [Hitopadeśa] i. [distich] 211, M.M.

— With ud ud, ullambita, Hanging (between heaven and earth), [Mṛcchakaṭikā, (ed. Stenzler.)] 33, 19.

— With samud sam-ud, samullambita, Hanging, 34, 2.

— With pra pra, pralambita, Hanging.

— With prati prati, To suspend, [Pañcatantra] 98, 4.

— With vi vi, To tarry, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 18, 21; [Pañcatantra] 84, 10. a-vilambita, adj. Without delay, [Mālavikāgnimitra, (ed. Tullberg.)] 53, 13; [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 79, 13. [Causal.] 1. To suspend, [Pañcatantra] 116, 19. 2. To delay, iii. [distich] 232.

— With pravi pra-vi, [Pañcatantra] 98, 4; erroneous reading, see my transl. n. 480.

— Cf. [Latin] labi; [Anglo-Saxon.] limpian, ge-limp; Engl. To limp.

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

1) Lamb (लम्ब्):—1. lamb (cf. √1. ramb) [class] 1. [Ātmanepada] ([Dhātupāṭha x, 15]) lambate (mc. also ti; [perfect tense] lalambe, [Mahābhārata] etc.; [Aorist] alambiṣṭa [grammar]; [future] lambitā, [ib.]; lambiṣyati, [Mahābhārata]; [infinitive mood] lambitum, [ib.]; [indeclinable participle] -lambya, [ib.]),

—to hang down, depend, dangle, hang from or on ([locative case]), [Suparṇādhyāya; Mahābhārata] etc.;

—to sink, go down, decline, fall, set (as the sun), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.;

—to be fastened or attached to, cling to, hold or rest on ([locative case]), [ib.];

—to fall or stay behind, be retarded, [Sūryasiddhānta];

—to tag, loiter, delay, tarry, [Mahābhārata] :—[Causal] lambayati ([Aorist] alalambat), to cause to hang down or depend, let down, [Kathāsaritsāgara];

—to hang up, suspend, [ib.];

—to cause to be attached or joined, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary];

—to stretch out, extend (the hand) for ([dative case]), [Raghuvaṃśa];

— ([probably]) to depress, discourage, [Mahābhārata i, 1445] ([Calcutta edition] laṅghayitvā for lambayitvā) :—[Desiderative] lilambiṣate, to be about to sink or decline, [Harṣacarita] [varia lectio]

2) cf. [Greek] λοβός; [Latin] labi, labare, labes; [German] lappa, Lappen; [English] lap, limp.

3) 2. lamb (cf. √2. ramb) [class] 1. [Ātmanepada] lambate, to sound, [Dhātupāṭha x, 15.]

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