Stamba, Staṃba: 10 definitions


Stamba means something in 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 Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Stamba (स्तम्ब) refers to a tree (mahīja) without a trunk, according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Stamba] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Stamba (स्तम्ब).—A Kaśyapa and one of the seven sages of Svārociṣa epoch.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 17.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Stamba (स्तम्ब) in the Atharvaveda and later denotes a ‘tuft of grass’, or more generally a ‘bunch’ or ‘cluster’.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

stamba (स्तंब).—m S A tuft, a clump, a bunch: also a tufty or bunchy plant, a low and close-growing shrub.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

stamba (स्तंब).—m A tuft, a bunch.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Stamba (स्तम्ब).—[sthā-ambac kicca pṛṣo° Uṇ.4.96]

1) A clump of grass &c; ब्रह्मस्तम्बनिकुञ्जपुञ्जितधनज्याघोषघोरं धनुः (brahmastambanikuñjapuñjitadhanajyāghoṣaghoraṃ dhanuḥ) Mv.3. 48; आरण्यकोपात्तफलप्रसूतिः स्तम्बेन नीवार इवावशिष्टः (āraṇyakopāttaphalaprasūtiḥ stambena nīvāra ivāvaśiṣṭaḥ) R.5.15.

2) A sheaf of corn; as in स्तम्बकरिता (stambakaritā) q. v.

3) A cluster, clump or bunch (in general); (kīcaka)स्तम्बाडम्बरमूकमौकुलि- कुलः क्रौञ्चावतोऽयं गिरिः (stambāḍambaramūkamaukuli- kulaḥ krauñcāvato'yaṃ giriḥ) U.2.29; R.15.19.

4) A bush, thicket.

5) A shrub or plant having no decided stem.

6) The post of which an elephant is tied.

7) A post; column; पांशुस्तम्बा बलानां तुरगखुरपुटक्षोदलब्धात्मलाभाः (pāṃśustambā balānāṃ turagakhurapuṭakṣodalabdhātmalābhāḥ) Mu. 5.23.

8) Stupefaction, insensibility; (probably for stabha in these two senses).

9) A mountain.

Derivable forms: stambaḥ (स्तम्बः).

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

Stamba (स्तम्ब).—m.

(-mbaḥ) 1. A shrub, a plant that has no particular or decided stem. 2. A clump of grass, a sheaf of corn, &c. 3. The post to which an elephant is tied. 4. A mountain. 5. A bush, a thicket. 6. Stupefaction, insensibility, (probably for stambha in this sense.) n.

(-mbaṃ) 1. A post, a pillar in general. 2. Stupidity, insensibility. E. ṣṭhā to stand or abide, ambac Unadi aff., kicca .

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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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