Shimba, Śimba, Simbā: 11 definitions

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Shimba means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Śimba can be transliterated into English as Simba or Shimba, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Śimba (शिम्ब) is another word for Śimbī (Lablab purpureus, “Indian bean”) according to the Bhāvaprakāśa, which is a 16th century medicinal thesaurus authored by Bhāvamiśra. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature.

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Shimba in the Oriya language is the name of a plant identified with Cyamopsis tetragonoloba from the Fabaceae (Pea) family having the following synonyms: Cyamopsis psoraloides, Dolichos fabæformis, Dolichos psoraloides, Psoralea tetragonoloba. For the possible medicinal usage of shimba, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śimba (शिम्ब).—A kind of large shrub (cakramarda).

-mbā A pod, legume; (also śimbiḥ f. in this sense); तीराश्मन्तकशिम्बि- चुम्बितमुखा धावन्त्यपः पूर्णिकाः (tīrāśmantakaśimbi- cumbitamukhā dhāvantyapaḥ pūrṇikāḥ) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 9.7.

Derivable forms: śimbaḥ (शिम्बः).

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Simbā (सिम्बा).—See शिम्बा, -म्बी (śimbā, -mbī).

See also (synonyms): simbī.

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

Śimba (शिम्ब).—m.

(-mbaḥ) A sort of large shrub, (Cassia alata.) f.

(-mbā) A legume, a pod; E. śam bā0 ḍambacḥ also simbā and śimbi .

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Simbā (सिम्बा).—f. (-mbā-mbiḥ or -mbī) A legume, a pod: see śimbā, &c.

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

Śimba (शिम्ब).—[masculine] legume, pod; la [masculine] small pod.

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Simba (सिम्ब).—[masculine] [Name] of a man.

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

1) Śimba (शिम्ब):—m. (also written simba) a pod, legume, [Suśruta]

2) Cassia Tora, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Śimbā (शिम्बा):—[from śimba] f. (also written simbā) a pod, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Simba (सिम्ब):—1. simba simbala, simbi etc. See śimb, p. 1072, col. 2.

5) 2. simba m. Name of a man, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

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

1) Śimba (शिम्ब):—(mbaḥ) 1. m. A sort of large shrub, Cassia alata. 1. f. A pod.

2) Simbā (सिम्बा):—(mbā) 1. f. A legume, a pod. Also simbi or simbī. 2. 3. f.

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

Śimbā (शिम्बा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Siṃbali, Siṃbā.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shimba 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Siṃbā (सिंबा) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Śimbā.

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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

Siṃba (ಸಿಂಬ):—[noun] a man who is owned as property by, and is absolutely subject to the will of, another; bonded servant; a slave.

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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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