Tumba: 15 definitions
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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.
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.
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.
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: 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)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: 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.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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.
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. bī, 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.]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+3): Tumbabana, Tumbadi, Tumbadibava, Tumbajoda, Tumbaka, Tumbakataha, Tumbaki, Tumbala, Tumbalanem, Tumbanem, Tumbara, Tumbarahata, Tumbaraka, Tumbarakandara, Tumbari, Tumbaru, Tumbarumalaka, Tumbasara, Tumbavana, Tumbavarca.
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