Nabhya, Nābhya: 10 definitions


Nabhya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: MDPI Books: The Ocean of Heroes

Nābhya (नाभ्य) refers to the “navel area”, according to the 10th-century Ḍākārṇava-tantra: one of the last Tibetan Tantric scriptures belonging to the Buddhist Saṃvara tradition consisting of 51 chapters.—Accordingly: “[...] Having recourse to the twofold yoga of the bindu (“drop”) and the subtle, the very valuable, he should meditate on the twelve circles’ bindus in [those] shaped like a Vajra. One thousand bindus are in the prongs, [which run] upward from the navel area (nābhya). [...]”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nābhya (नाभ्य).—a S Relating to the navel, umbilical.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nabhya (नभ्य).—a. Cloudy, misty.

-bhyam The central part of a wheel; cf. नाभि (nābhi). तदेतन्नभ्यम् (tadetannabhyam) Bṛ. Up.1.5.15.

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Nābhya (नाभ्य).—a. [nābhi-yat] Relating to, proceeding from, being in, the navel, umbilical.

-bhyaḥ An epithet of Śiva.

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

Nabhya (नभ्य).—mfn.

(-bhyaḥ-bhyā-bhyaṃ) Relating to the nave of a wheel, resembling it, &c. E. nabha for nābhi, and yat aff.

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Nābhya (नाभ्य).—mfn.

(-bhyaḥ-bhyā-bhyaṃ) Umbilical, of or relating to the navel. E. nābhi the navel, and yat aff.

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

Nābhya (नाभ्य).—i. e. nābhi + ya, adj. 1. Proceeding from the navel, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 4, 13. 3. Epithet of Śiva, Mahābhārata 12, 10364.

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

Nabhya (नभ्य).—1. [adjective] misty, cloudy.

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Nabhya (नभ्य).—2. [neuter] nave of a wheel, centre i.[grammar]

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Nābhya (नाभ्य).—[adjective] = 1 nābhijāta.

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

1) Nabhya (नभ्य):—[from nabh] 1. nabhya mfn. foggy, moist, cloudy, [Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra]

2) [from nabhi] 2. nabhya n. the centre part of a wheel, the nave, [Atharva-veda; Brāhmaṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] the middle (-stha mfn. standing in the m°), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] mfn. (according to [gana] gav-ādi [from] nābhi) belonging to or fit for a nave, [Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 125 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

5) Nābhya (नाभ्य):—[from nābh] mfn. sprung from or being in the navel, umbilical, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Śiva (with nābha), [Mahābhārata]

7) [v.s. ...] n. a kind of sacrifice, [Mānava-gṛhya-sūtra]

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

1) Nabhya (नभ्य):—[(bhyaḥ-bhyā-bhyaṃ) a.] Relating to the nave of a wheel, like it.

2) Nābhya (नाभ्य):—[(bhyaḥ-bhyā-bhyaṃ) a.] Umbilical.

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Nabhya in German

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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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