Tadbhava, Tadbhāva, Tad-bhava: 11 definitions


Tadbhava means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Tadbhav.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Tadbhāva (तद्भाव).—The essence, also called तत्व (tatva); cf. यस्य गुणान्तरेष्वपि प्रादुर्भवत्सु तत्त्वं न विहन्यते तद् द्रव्यम् । किं पुनस्तत्त्वम् । तद्भावस्तत्त्वम् (yasya guṇāntareṣvapi prādurbhavatsu tattvaṃ na vihanyate tad dravyam | kiṃ punastattvam | tadbhāvastattvam) M. Bh. on P.V.1.1 19.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 5: The category of the non-living

Tadbhāva (तद्भाव) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 5.42.—What is meant by tadbhāva? The existence of a substance (dravya) to be in its own intrinsic nature is called tadbhāva.


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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Tad-bhava.—(IA 7), a word in Prakrit or the regional languages, which is modified from a Sanskrit word. Note: tad-bhava is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tadbhava (तद्भव).—a. sprung from Sanskṛt &c. (as Prākṛt or other words).

Tadbhava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tad and bhava (भव).

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Tadbhāva (तद्भाव).—becoming that.

Derivable forms: tadbhāvaḥ (तद्भावः).

Tadbhāva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tad and bhāva (भाव).

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

Tadbhava (तद्भव).—[adjective] originating in that, i.e. coming from Sanskrit ([grammar]).

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

1) Tadbhava (तद्भव):—[=tad-bhava] [from tad > tat] mfn. = tajja, [Manu-smṛti iv, 232], [Medhāt.]

2) Tadbhāva (तद्भाव):—[=tad-bhāva] [from tad > tat] m. the becoming that, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra iv, 3, 13; Bādarāyaṇa’s Brahma-sūtra iii, 4, 40] (a- [negative], ‘the becoming [not that id est.] something else’)

3) [v.s. ...] his intentions, [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra xi, 29; xviii, 3]

4) [v.s. ...] mfn. ifc. ‘becoming’ See a-bhūta-.

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

Tadbhava (तद्भव) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Tabbhava.

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Tadbhava 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Tadbhava (तद्भव) [Also spelled tadbhav]:—(nm and a) lit. evolved or born therefrom—words of Sanskrit origin which have assumed, and are used in, a modified form in later languages.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tadbhava (ತದ್ಭವ):—[adjective] born or coming from that.

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Tadbhava (ತದ್ಭವ):—

1) [noun] he or that which is born from (that).

2) [noun] that (particular) birth; one’s previous birth.

3) [noun] (gram.) a word of another language (esp. of Saṃskřta or Prākřta) adapted to the Kannaḍa tongue, with suitable modification.

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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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