Shambha, Śambha: 6 definitions


Shambha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Śambha can be transliterated into English as Sambha or Shambha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śambha (शम्भ).—a. [śamb-ac]

1) Happy, fortunate.

2) Poor, unfortunate. -म्बः (mbaḥ), (-mbhaḥ) 1 The thunderbolt of Indra.

2) The iron head of a pestle.

3) An iron chain worn round the loins.

4) Ploughing 'with the grain' or in the regular direction.

5) The second ploughing of a field.

6) A particular measure of length. (śambākakṛ means 'to plough twice'; tvayā śambākṛtaṃ kṣatam N.2.83, doubly pierced).

See also (synonyms): śamba.

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

Śambha (शम्भ).—m.

(-mbhaḥ) 1. Indra'S thunder-bolt. 2. The iron bound head of a club or pestle. 3. A happy man. E. śam particle of auspiciousness, bhā to shine, aff. ka .

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

1) Śambha (शम्भ):—[from śam] mfn., [Pāṇini 5-2, 138.]

2) Sambhā (सम्भा):—[=sam-√bhā] [Parasmaipada] -bhāti, to shine fully or brightly, be very bright, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa];

2) —to shine forth, be visible or conspicuous, [Mahābhārata];

2) —to appear, seem to be ([nominative case] with and without iva, or yathā), [ib.; Rāmāyaṇa etc.]

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

Śambha (शम्भ):—(mbhaḥ) 1. m. Indra's thunderbolt; head of a pestle; a happy man.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shambha in German

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śaṃbha (ಶಂಭ):—[noun] a particular horse-disease.

context information

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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