Tumba: 16 definitions



Tumba means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna

Tumba (तुम्ब): a Musical Instrument.—We have no information on it from the other ancient sources. The Vāyu-purāṇa mentions it to be the pet instrument of Śiva.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Tumba (तुम्ब).—A son of Tumba; had two sons.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 258.
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Tumba (तुम्ब) refers to the “gourd”: a type of vegetable (śāka), according to The Vyākhyāprajñapti 7.3.276. It is also known as Tumba. Different kinds of vegetables were grown in the vegetable gardens (kaccha / kakṣa). The consumption of vegetables was considered essential for digesting food according to the Niśīthacūrṇi. The Jaina texts forbid the consumption of certain vegetables as it leads to killing of insects.

The Vyākhyāprajñapti, also known as the Bhagavatīsūtra contains a compilation of 36,000 questions answered by Mahāvīra and dates to at least the 1st century A.D. The Niśīthacūrṇi by Jinadāsa is a 7th century commentary on the Niśthasūtra and deals with Jain medical knowledge.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

tumba : (m.; nt.) a kind of water-vessel; a measure used for grain.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Tumba, (m. nt.) (possibly=Sk. tumra swollen (of shape), same root as tumula) 1. a kind of water vessel (udaka° DA. I, 202), made of copper, wood or a fruit (like a calabash, cocoanut, etc., cp. kaṭāha, E. skull) Vin. I, 205 (loha°, kaṭṭha°, phala°); II, 114 (°kaṭāha of gourd); J. III, 430 (udaka°); IV, 114; DhA. II, 193 (udaka°).—2. a measure of capacity, esp. used for grain J. I, 233 (mahā°), 467 (=4 nāḷi p. 468); Miln. 102. (Page 305)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tumba (तुंब).—n The cogged wheel belonging to a water-wheel. 2 The nave of a wheel. 3 A dam across a river. 4 R Commonly tumbārā.

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tumbā (तुंबा).—m (S) The long white gourd (Cucurbita lagenaris), or a bowl or vessel made of it. 2 The bowl or socket (place where the shaft is inserted) of certain weapons or implements. 3 The head or back-part of a hoe, hammer, ax, adz &c. 4 (Or tumba) The nave of a wheel. 5 (For tumāna) Trowsers of a large or loose make. 6 A low and spreading bush. The flowers are offered to Shiva, and the leaves are used medicinally, Ipomœa turpethum. Grah. See dudhāṇī. 7 Usually tumbārā.

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

tumbā (तुंबा).—m The long white gourd. The vessel made of it. The nave of a wheel.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tumba (तुम्ब).—[tumba-ac] A kind of gourd.

-tumbā 1 A kind of long gourd.

2) A milch cow.

3) milk-vessel.

Derivable forms: tumbaḥ (तुम्बः).

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

Tumba (तुम्ब).—mf. (-mbaḥ-mbā or -mbī) A long gourd, &c. See tumbi. f.

(-mbā) a cow disposed to be milked. E. tubi to destroy, (bile, &c.) affix ac.

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

Tumba (तुम्ब).—m. and f. , A long gourd, Lagenaria vulgaris, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 39, 7 Ser.; [Suśruta] 1, 183, 17.

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

Tumba (तुम्ब).—[masculine] ī [feminine] a kind of long gourd.

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

1) Tumba (तुम्ब):—m. the gourd Lagenaria vulgaris, [Harivaṃśa 3479; Rāmāyaṇa i; Suśruta iii]

2) Tumbā (तुम्बा):—[from tumba] f. a milk-pail, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Tumba (तुम्ब):—(mbaḥ) 1. m. A long gourd. f. (mbā) A cow disposed to be milked.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Tumba (तुम्ब):—

1) m. Flaschengurke, Lagenaria vulgaris Ser. (die Frucht wohl n.) [Bharata] zu [Amarakoṣa] [Śabdakalpadruma] [Suśruta 1, 363, 1.] sumatistu garbhaṃ tumbaṃ vyajāyata [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 39, 17 (Gorresio 40, 17).] saśikyatumbakarakau (kṛṣṇasaṃkarṣaṇau) [Harivaṃśa 3479.] tumbavīṇa der eine Flaschengurke zur Laute hat, Beiname Śiva’s [Mahābhārata 13, 1213.] [Śivanāmasahasra] zum Schwimmen gebraucht [Scholiast] zu [Kātyāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 971, 2] v. u. —

2) f. ā a) dass. [Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma] — b) Milcheimer [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 9, 16.] Milchkuh [Wilson’s Wörterbuch] nach derselb. Aut. —

3) f. ī a) = tumba Flaschengurke [Amarakoṣa 2, 4, 5, 21.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1155.] [Suśruta 1, 183, 17. 2, 174, 19.] stanayugalatumbīphalayuta [Śihlana’s Śāntiśataka 3, 16.] puṣpa [Hārāvalī 202.] tumbīṃ vījapūrṇām [Harivaṃśa 802.] tumbīvīṇā [3618.] tumbīvīṇāpriya Beiw. Śiva’s [Mahābhārata 12, 10371.] Vgl. kaṭu, kumbha, gorakṣa . — b) Asteracantha longifolia Nees. [Ratnamālā 54.]

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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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