Shaba, Śāba: 7 definitions


Shaba means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, biology. 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.

The Sanskrit term Śāba can be transliterated into English as Saba or Shaba, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shab.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Saba in Mali is the name of a plant defined with Sorghum bicolor in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Panicum frumentaceum Roxb. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Flora Lusitanica (1995)
· Saggi scientifici e letterarj dell’ accademia di Padova (1786)
· Taxon (2001)
· Observationes Botanicae (1781)
· Flora Peruviana (1798)
· Physiologia Plantarum (2005)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Śāba (शाब).—v. 1 śāva.

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

Śāba (शाब):—See 1. śāva.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Śaba (शब) [Also spelled shab]:—(nf) night; ~[bebārāta] the fifteenth night of the month of shaban; ~[be-mahatāba] moonlit night; ~[be-vasāla/vasla] night of amorous dalliance.

2) Saba (सब) [Also spelled sab]:—(a) all; entire, whole; (prefix) sub—; —[iṃspekṭara] a sub-inspector; —[ora] all round, in all directions; —[kucha] all; all in all; —[jaja] a sub-judge; —[ḍipṭī iṃspekṭara] a sub-deputy inspector; —[ḍivijana] a sub-division, —[rajisṭrāra] a sub-registrar; -[kucha dāṃva para lagānā] to bet one’s bottom dollar; —[ko apanā matalaba pyārā] everybody knows his own interest best; —[ko eka āṃkha se dekhanā]not to make flesh of one and fish of the other; —[tarapha se paḍanā/piṭanā] to run the gauntlet; to be attacked on all sides; —[tarīke ājamānā] to ring the changes, to work it for all its worth; —[dhāna bāīsa paserī] to treat good and bad alike; —[milākara] all told; —[se bhalā cupa] silence is gold; [sabai sahāyaka sabala ke] God sides with the strongest.

3) Sabā (सबा):—(nf) easterly wind.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Saba (सब) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Śap.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śaba (ಶಬ):—[noun] a dead body, esp. of a person; a corpse.

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Śāba (ಶಾಬ):—

1) [noun] a young of any animal.

2) [noun] an infant; a baby.

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Saba (ಸಬ):—[noun] a dead body of a person; a corpse.

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Sāba (ಸಾಬ):—[noun] = ಸಾಬ್ [sab].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Saba (सब):—n. 1. all (of a set or group); every body; 2. entire (amount); 3. each; every; adj. general; common; public; sub; adv. everywhere; altogether;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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