Nabhas, Nabhash: 8 definitions

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Nabhas 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Nabhas (नभस्) refers to the month of Śrāvaṇa, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 9.84.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Nabhas (नभस्) or Nabha is the son of Nala and the grandson of Niṣadha, according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] From Atithi was born Niṣadha. Nala was the son of Niṣadha and his son was Nabha. From Nabhas (Nabha) was born Candrāvaloka and from the latter was born Tārāpīḍa.

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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.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Nabhas.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘cypher’. Note: nabhas is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nabhas (नभस्).—n. [nahyate medhaiḥ nah-asun bhaścāntādeśaḥ; cf. Uṇ. 4.21]

1) The sky, atmosphere; R.5.29; नभश्च पृथिवीं चैव तुमुलो व्यनुनादयन् (nabhaśca pṛthivīṃ caiva tumulo vyanunādayan) Bg.1.19; वनान्तरे तोयमिति प्रधाविता निरीक्ष्य भिन्नाञ्जनसंनिभं नभः (vanāntare toyamiti pradhāvitā nirīkṣya bhinnāñjanasaṃnibhaṃ nabhaḥ) Ṛs.1.11.

2) A cloud.

3) Fog, vapour.

4) Water.

5) Period of life, age. -m.

1) The rains or rainy season.

2) The nose, smell.

3) Name of the month of Śrāvaṇa (corresponding to JulyAugust), (said to be n. also in this sense); प्रत्यासन्ने नभसि दयिताजीवितालम्बनार्थी (pratyāsanne nabhasi dayitājīvitālambanārthī) Me.4; R.12.29;17.41;18.6; N.9.84; श्रावणे तु स्यान्नभाः श्रावणिकश्च सः (śrāvaṇe tu syānnabhāḥ śrāvaṇikaśca saḥ) Ak.; पञ्चमोऽयं तु संप्राप्तः नभाः श्यामनभाः शुभः (pañcamo'yaṃ tu saṃprāptaḥ nabhāḥ śyāmanabhāḥ śubhaḥ) Śiva. B.26.57.

4) The fibres in the root of the lotus.

5) A spitting-pot.-- (du.) Both the worlds, heaven and earth.

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

Nabhas (नभस्).—m.

(-bhāḥ) 1. The month Sravana, (July-August) 2. A cloud. 3. The rains, rainy season. 4. Smell. 5. The fibres in the root of the lotus. 6. A bird. 7. A grey-headed man. n.

(-bhaḥ) sky, atmosphere, ether or heaven. E. nabh to injure, to be annihilated, (at the end of the world,) Unadi affix asun, or nah to bind, and bha substituted for ha.

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

Nabhas (नभस्).—n. 1. Sky, atmosphere, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 37. 2. du. Heaven and earth, Mahābhārata 12, 13240. 3. Æther as one of the five elements, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 26, 12. 4. (n. and m.) The name of a month of the rainy season (July

— August), [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 12, 29.

— Cf. [Latin] nubes, nebula; [Old High German.] nibul; [Anglo-Saxon.] ge-nip, a cloud.

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

Nabhas (नभस्).—[neuter] mist, vapour, clouds, atmosphere, sky; a cert. month in the rainy season (*[masculine]); [dual] heaven and earth.

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

1) Nabhaś (नभश्):—[from nabh] in [compound] for bhas.

2) Nabhas (नभस्):—[from nabh] n. (cf. nabha) mist, clouds, vapour ([especially] of the Soma), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] the sky or atmosphere ([dual number] heaven and earth, [Atharva-veda]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] ether (as an element), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] m. ([cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) Name of a month in the rainy season (= śrāvaṇa, July-August), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa; Suśruta]

6) [v.s. ...] the sun, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska i, 4]

7) [v.s. ...] period of life, age, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] m. clouds, rainy season, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] the nose or smell (= ghrāṇa), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] a rope made of lotus fibres, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

11) [v.s. ...] a spitting-pot, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

12) [v.s. ...] Name of a prince (son of Nala and father of Puṇḍarīka), [Raghuvaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

13) [v.s. ...] cf. [Greek] νέφος, νεφέλη; [Latin] nĕbula; [Slavonic or Slavonian] nebo; [German] nëbul, nëbel, Nebel; [Anglo-Saxon] nifol, ‘dark.’

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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. 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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