Lamba, Lambā, Laṃba, Laṃbā: 28 definitions
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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra
1) Lambā (पद्मी, “flabby”):—One of the nine Dūtī presided over by one of the nine bhaivaravas named Mudreśa (emanation of Ananta, who is the central presiding deity of Dūtīcakra), according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra and the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā.
2) Lambā (लम्बा):—One of the sixteen yoginīs representing the sixteen petals of the Dūtīcakra. The sixteen petals comprise the outer furnishment, whereupon the abode of the Dūtīs is situated. The Dūtīs refer to the eighty-one “female messengers/deties” of the Dūtīcakra.Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra
Lamba (लम्ब) refers to “(that which is) hanging down (from one’s hands)”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 13.29-36, while describing the appearance and worship of Rudra]—“The auspicious Brahmā [has] four faces, four arms, beautiful eyes, and a red complexion. [He holds] a bundle of very sharp grass [that] hangs down (lamba-kūrca) [from his hands]. [Brahmā is] mounted on Haṃsa, holds a stick and rudrākṣa, carries a water jar for protection, [and] the four Vedas. [He] gives the fruits of all siddhis”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: The Matsya-purāṇa
Lambā (लम्बा) is the name of a mind-born ‘divine mother’ (mātṛ), created for the purpose of drinking the blood of the Andhaka demons, according to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.8. The Andhaka demons spawned out of every drop of blood spilled from the original Andhakāsura (Andhaka-demon). According to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.35, “Most terrible they (e.g., Lambā) all drank the blood of those Andhakas and become exceedingly satiated.”
The Matsyapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 20,000 metrical verses, dating from the 1st-millennium BCE. The narrator is Matsya, one of the ten major avatars of Viṣṇu.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Lambā (लम्बा).—A daughter of Dakṣaprajāpati. Asiknī wife of Dakṣaprajāpati got a hundred daughters and ten of them were married to Dharmadeva. Lambā was one of them. (Chapter 15, Aṃsa 1, Viṣṇu Purāṇa).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Lamba (लम्ब).—A Dānava in the army ranks of Tāraka.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 173. 22; 177. 7.
1b) A son of Ugra, the avatār of the Lord.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 153.
2a) Lambā (लम्बा).—A daughter of Dakṣa and one of the 10 wives of Dharma. Mother of Vidyota and Ghoṣa.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 4. 5; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 2 and 32; Matsya-purāṇa 5. 15, 18; 203. 8; Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 2, 33.
2b) A mind-born mother.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 179. 23.
Lambā (लम्बा) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.17). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Lambā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study
Laṃbā (लंबा) refers to one of the ten of Dakṣa’s sixty daughters given to Dharma in marriage, according to one account of Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Dakṣa gets married to Asikni, the daughter of Prajāpati Viraṇa and begot sixty daughters. [He gave ten daughters to Dharma in marriage] [...] The ten wives of Dharma are Sādhyā, Viśvā, Saṃkalpā, Muhūrtā, Arundhatī, Marutvatī, Vasu, Bhūnu, Lambā and Jāmī. Ghoṣa was born from Laṃbā.
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.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
Lamba (लम्ब).—(or lambaka) 1. The R cosine of the colatitude 2. perpendicular/altitude/vertical of a figure. Note: Lamba is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.Source: INSA Digital Repository: Determination of Ascensional Difference in the Lagnaprakarana
Lamba (लम्ब) refers to the “Rcosine of the latitude”, according to verse 20 of the Lagnaprakaraṇa (lit. “treatise for the computation of the ascendant), an astronomical work in eight chapters dealing with the determination of the ascendant (udayalagna or orient ecliptic point).—Accordingly, “The quotient of either the Rsine [of the Sun’s longitude] multiplied by [the Rsine of] the last (maximum) declination, or [the Rsine of] the declination corresponding to the desired longitude multiplied by the radius, divided by the Rcosine of the latitude (lamba), is the Rsine of the Sun’s amplitude. That [Rsine of the Sun’s amplitude] is the hypotenuse. [The Rsine of] the declination is the upright here, and indeed the earth-sine is the lateral”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Lamba (लम्ब) refers to “long”, according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Form (rūpa) is the Transmission of the Sacred Seats (pīṭhakrama). (There) the goddess (shines with the) lustre of a blue cloud and collyrium. She has twelve arms and six faces. She is accompanied by six energies: [i.e., lamba-oṣṭhī (Long Lips), ...]. The Naked (nagnā) Kubjikā, established in Form, is in the midst of the Transmission of the Child. Aflame with the Doomsday Fire, she is extremely fierce and frightening. The bestower of the divine Command, she can be approached (only) by means of the master’s teaching”.Source: Kamakoti Mandali: The Yoginis of Narasimha Vyuha
Lambā (लम्बा) is the name of a Mātṛkā-Śakti created by Mahārudra in order to control the plague of demons created by Andhakāsura.—Accordingly, Andhaka-Asura tried to kidnap Umā (Devī Pārvatī), and was fiercely attacked by Mahārudra who shot arrows at him from his mahāpināka. when the arrows pierced the body of Andhakāsura, drops of blood fell to earth and from those drops, thousands of Andhakas arose. To control this plague of demons, Mahārudra created Mātṛkā-Śaktis [viz., Lambā] and ordered them to drink the blood of the demons and drain them dry.Source: Kamakoti Mandali: Nrisimha matrika-mandala
1) Lambā (लम्बा) refers to one of the various Mātṛkā-Śaktis created by Rudra in order to destroy the clones that spawned from Andhaka’s body.—Accordingly, [...] Andhakāsura attempted to abduct Girājanandinī (Pārvatī) and thus ensued a fierce battle between Andhakāsura and the great Rudra, the Lord of Umā. Like raktabīja, every drop of blood that fell from the body of Andhaka created another Asura like him and in no time, the entire world was filled with Andhakas. To destroy the growing number of Andhakas, Rudra created innumerable Mātṛkā-Śaktis [viz., Lambā]. These Śaktis of immense power at once began to drink every drop of blood that flowed from the body of Andhaka, but they could still not effectively contain the emergence of more and more demons.
2) Lambā (लम्बा) refers to one of the various Mātṛkā-Śaktis created by Rudra in order to destroy the clones that spawned from Andhaka’s body.—Accordingly, [...] Andhakāsura attempted to abduct Girājanandinī (Pārvatī) and thus ensued a fierce battle between Andhakāsura and the great Rudra, the Lord of Umā. Like raktabīja, every drop of blood that fell from the body of Andhaka created another Asura like him and in no time, the entire world was filled with Andhakas. To destroy the growing number of Andhakas, Rudra created innumerable Mātṛkā-Śaktis [viz., Lambā]. These Śaktis of immense power at once began to drink every drop of blood that flowed from the body of Andhaka, but they could still not effectively contain the emergence of more and more demons.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
lamba : (adj.) hanging from; pendulous.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Lamba, (adj.) (-°) (fr. lamb) hanging down, drooping, pendulous S. IV, 341, 342 (°cūḷakā bhaṭa hirelings with large or drooping top-knots); J. II, 185 (°tthana with hanging breasts); III, 265 (°cūla-vihaṅgama); Dāvs II. 61.—alamba not drooping, thick, short J. V, 302; VI, 3 (°tthaniyo).—Cp. ā°, vi° & ālambana. (Page 581)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
lamba (लंब) [or लंबक, lambaka].—m (S) A plummet. 2 In geometry. A perpendicular. 3 The complement of the latitude of.
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lamba (लंब).—a S Long.
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lambā (लंबा).—a & ad decl (lamba S through H Long.) Laid at full length; stretched out on the ground; lying along; floored (as in death or swoon, as from a blow &c.) Ex. akasmāt jēvhāṃ paṭakī ālī tēvhāṃ ēkā divasānta hajāra māṇūsa lambē jhālē. 2 fig. Expended or consumed--cash, a store: also fallen and lying prostrate--a house, wall, tree.
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lāmba (लांब).—a (lamba S) Long. 2 Distant or remote. In space or in time.
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lāmba (लांब).—ad At or to a distance; afar off. 2 Sometimes used for lambā. lāmbacalāmba or lāmbacēlāmba Very long; or very distant. 2 At a great distance.
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lāmbā (लांबा).—m C Rice springing up from seed accidentally dropped.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
lambā (लंबा) [-bēṃ, -बें].—ad Laid at full length. Fig. Consumed.
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lāmba (लांब).—a Long. Distant. ad At a distance. lāmbacēlāmba Very long; lengthy.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Lamba (लम्ब).—a. [lamb-ac]
1) Hanging down, hanging from, pendent, dangling; पाण्ड्योऽयमंसार्पितलम्बहारः (pāṇḍyo'yamaṃsārpitalambahāraḥ) R.6.6,84; शतबुद्धिः कृतोन्नामः सलम्बश्च सहस्रधीः (śatabuddhiḥ kṛtonnāmaḥ salambaśca sahasradhīḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 5.45; Meghadūta 86.
2) Hanging upon, attached to.
3) Great, large.
5) Long, tall.
-mbaḥ 1 A perpendicular.
2) Colatitude, the arc between the pole of any place and the zenith, complement of latitude.
3) A bribe.
4) Name of a particular throw or move (at a kind of chess).
-mbī 1 A kind of food prepared from grain.
2) A flowering branch.
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1) An epithet of Durgā.
2) Of Laksmī.
3) A present; bribe.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Lamba (लम्ब).—mss. reading for lumba, q.v.
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Lambā (लम्बा).—(1) name of an ogress: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 400.4; (2) name of a piśācī: Mahā-Māyūrī 238.19.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-mbaḥ-mbā-mbaṃ) 1. Spacious, capacious. 2. Great, large, broad, long, expanded either in breadth or length, or both. 3. Pendulous, depending. m.
(-mbaḥ) 1. A bribe, a present. 2. Moving a man at a sort of backgammon or draughts. 3. A perpendicular, (in geometry.) 4. (In astronomy,) The arc between the pole and zenith of any place. f.
(-mbā) 1. A name of Lakshmi. 2. A name of Gauri or Durga. 3. A bitter gourd. E. labi to fall, to sound, aff. ac .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Lamba (लम्ब).—[lamb + a], I. adj. 1. Depending, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 82, 88. 2. Long, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 1210; [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 87, 15 ([Prakrit]). 3. Expanded, large, [Hiḍimbavadha] 2, 3. 4. Spacious. Ii. m. 1. A bribe. 2. Moving a man at a sort of backgammon. Iii. f. bā. 1. Lakṣmī. 2. Durgā. 3. A bitter gourd.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Lamba (लम्ब).—[adjective] hanging down ([intransitive]), hanging on or down to (—°).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Lamba (लम्ब):—[from lamb] mf(ā)n. hanging down, pendent, dangling, hanging by or down to ([compound]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] long, large, spacious (See [compound])
3) [v.s. ...] m. (in [geometry]) a perpendicular, [Colebrooke]
4) [v.s. ...] (in [astronomy]) complement of latitude, co-latitude, the arc between the pole of any place and the zenith, [Sūryasiddhānta]
5) [v.s. ...] Name of a [particular] throw or move (at a kind of chess or backgammon or draughts), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] a present, bribe, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] ([probably] [wrong reading] for lañcā)
7) [v.s. ...] = nartaka, aṅga, or kānta, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
8) [v.s. ...] Name of a Muni, [Catalogue(s)]
9) [v.s. ...] of a Daitya, [Harivaṃśa]
10) Lambā (लम्बा):—[from lamba > lamb] a f. See sub voce
11) [from lamb] b f. of lamba q.v.
12) [v.s. ...] a kind of bitter gourd or cucumber, [Suśruta]
13) [v.s. ...] a present, bribe, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (perhaps [wrong reading] for lañcā)
14) [v.s. ...] Name of Durgā and Gaurī, [Harivaṃśa]
15) [v.s. ...] of Lakṣmī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
16) [v.s. ...] of one of the Mātṛs attending upon Skanda, [Mahābhārata]
17) [v.s. ...] of a daughter of Dakṣa and wife of Dharma (or Manu), [Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]
18) [v.s. ...] of a Rākṣasī, [Buddhist literature]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Lamba (लम्ब):—[(mbaḥ-mbā-mbaṃ) a.] Spacious; great; long; pendulous. n. A bribe; a perpendicular; the are between the pole and zenith of a place. f. Lakshmī; Durgā; a bitter gourd.
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Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
1) Laṃba (लंब) [Also spelled lamb]:—(nm) a perpendicular; (a) long; an allomorph of [laṃbā; ~karṇa] having long ears; ~[keśa] having long hair; ~[ta:] perpendicularly; -[taḍaṃga] strapping, tall and tough; ~[tā] perpendicularity; ~[na] lengthening; prolonging, pending; ~[māna] prolonged; perpendicular; pendent.
2) Laṃbā (लंबा):—(a) long, lengthy; tall; -[cauḍā] vast, spacious, extensive; tall and well-built; -[taḍaṃgā] strapping, tall and tough; —[karanā] to tell off, to compel to move off; -[bananā/honā] to slip away, to show a clean pair of heels; —[hātha māranā] to grab a sizable fortune, to have a big windfall; [laṃbe ḍaga bharanā] to take long strides; [laṃbe hātha] resourcefulness; (person etc.) having a long reach/range.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] hanging; suspended; pendent.
2) [adjective] fat; thick or thickest; corpulent; stout.
3) [adjective] of more than normal height; tall.
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1) [noun] the measure of how long or how tall a thing is; length or tallness.
2) [noun] either of the vertical sides of a door-frame.
3) [noun] a line at right angles to the plane of the horizon; a perpendicular.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+69): Lamba-karnna, Lamba-pataha, Lambaa, Lambabija, Lambachoda, Lambaculaka, Lambada, Lambadama, Lambadanta, Lambadi, Lambadiga, Lambaghanta, Lambagu, Lambaguna, Lambahasta, Lambai, Lambai ayam, Lambajathara, Lambajihva, Lambajya.
Ends with (+81): Abhipralamba, Adholamba, Adhyalamba, Agandalamba, Alamba, Analamba, Anavalamba, Antarlamba, Anulamba, Anvavalamba, Apalamba, Apralamba, Aralamba, Atilamba, Atulamba, Avalamba, Avilamba, Ayatasamalamba, Bahirlamba, Balamba.
Full-text (+114): Antarlamba, Adholamba, Lambajya, Lambakarna, Lambodara, Bahirlamba, Alamba, Lambin, Lamba-pataha, Vidyota, Vahirlamba, Lambabija, Lambapayodhara, Atilamba, Lambasphic, Samalamba, Lambaka, Avalamba, Lamb, Lambasara.
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