Nabhaka, Nābhaka, Nabhāka: 8 definitions

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Nabhaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Nābhaka (नाभक) is an example of a Vaiṣṇavite name mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. Classification of personal names according to deities (e.g., from Vaiṣṇavism) were sometimes used by more than one person and somehow seem to have been popular. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Derivation of personal names (e.g., Nābhaka) during the rule of the Guptas followed patterns such as tribes, places, rivers and mountains.

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Nābhaka (नाभक) is the name of a locality situated in Uttarāpatha (Northern District) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—Nābhaka is referred to in the Rock Edicts V and XIII of Asoka. The Nabhapantis of Nābhaka must be looked for somewhere between the North-west Frontier and the western coast of India.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nabhāka (नभाक).—

1) Darkness.

2) An epithet of Rāhu.

3) A cloud.

4) The sky.

Derivable forms: nabhākaḥ (नभाकः).

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Nābhaka (नाभक).—A myrobalan.

Derivable forms: nābhakaḥ (नाभकः).

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

Nabhāka (नभाक).—n.

(-kaṃ) Darkness. E. nabh to injure, āka Unadi aff.

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Nābhaka (नाभक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A myrobalan, (Terminalia chebula.) E. nabha-ṇvul, vanatiktevṛkṣe .

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

1) Nabhāka (नभाक):—m. Name of the author of [Ṛg-veda viii, 39-41] (-vat, N°’s hymn, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa vi, 24]; -vat ind. like N°, [Ṛg-veda viii, 40, 4; 5])

2) n. = nabhas, or tamas, [Uṇādi-sūtra; cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Nābhaka (नाभक):—m. Terminalia Chebula, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Nābhāka (नाभाक):—mf(ī)n. belonging to or composed by Nabhāka, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa]

5) m. (= nabhāka) Name of a Ṛṣi of the Kaṇva family, [Ṛg-veda viii, 41, 2]

6) patron. [from] nabh [gana] śivādi.

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

1) Nabhāka (नभाक):—(kaṃ) 1. n. Darkness.

2) Nābhaka (नाभक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. Myrobalan.

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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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