Vaidarbha, Vaidarbhā: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vaidarbha in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Vaidarbha (वैदर्भ).—A southern country; a tribe;1 on the other side of the Vindhyas.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 58; Matsya-purāṇa 114. 47; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 126.
  • 2) Ib. 45. 133.

2) Vaidarbhā (वैदर्भा).—A river sacred to the Pitṛs.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 22. 64.
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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)

[«previous next»] — Vaidarbha in Hinduism glossary
Source: Indian Historical Quarterly Vol. 7

Vaidarbha (वैदर्भ) is the name of a country classified as Kādi (a type of Tantrik division), according to the 13th century Sammoha-tantra (fol. 7).—There are ample evidences to prove that the zone of heterodox Tantras went far beyond the natural limits of India. [...] The zones in the Sammoha-tantra [viz., Vaidarbha] are here fixed according to two different Tantrik modes, known as Kādi and Hādi.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vaidarbha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaidarbha (वैदर्भ).—[vidarbha-aṇ]

1) A king of Vidarbha.

2) A gum-boil.

-rbham Crafty, ambiguous speech.

-rbhī 1 Name of Damayantī धन्यास वैदर्भि गुणैरुदारैः (dhanyāsa vaidarbhi guṇairudāraiḥ) N.3.116.

2) Of Rukmiṇī.

3) A particular style of composition; thus defined in S. D. :-माधुर्यव्यञ्जकैर्वर्णै रचना ललितात्मिका । अवृत्तिरल्पवृत्तिर्वा वैदर्भी रीतिरिष्यते (mādhuryavyañjakairvarṇai racanā lalitātmikā | avṛttiralpavṛttirvā vaidarbhī rītiriṣyate) || 626. Daṇḍin very minutely distinguishes this style from the Gaudiya; see Kāv. 1.41-53. Alaṃkāraśekhara quotes Kumārasambhava 5.4 as an illustration.

4) Name of the wife of Agastya.

Derivable forms: vaidarbhaḥ (वैदर्भः).

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

Vaidarbha (वैदर्भ).—n.

(-rbhaṃ) Crafty or indirect speech. m.

(-rbhaḥ) 1. The sovereign of Vidarbha, the father of Damayanti, &c. 2. Gum-boil, f. (-rbhī) 1. The law of Vidarbha, as one by which cousins german were allowed to intermarry in that country, &c. 2. The wife of Agastya. 3. Damayanti, the wife of Nala. 4. Rukmini; one of Krishna'S wives. 3. A particular style of composition. E. vidarbha the country so named. and aṇ aff. of derivation or production.

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

Vaidarbha (वैदर्भ).—A. i. e. vidarbha + a, I. m. The sovereign of Vidarbha, the father of Damayantī. Ii. f. bhī. 1. Damayantī, [Nala] 24, 50. 2. Rukmiṇī. 3. The wife of Agastya. 4. The law of Vidarbha, by which cousins-german were allowed to intermarry in that country. B. i. e. vi-dṛbh + a + a, n. Crafty or indirect speech.

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

Vaidarbha (वैदर्भ).—[feminine] ī relating to the Vidarbhas, a prince or princess of the Vidarbhas, [plural] the Vidarbhas.

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

1) Vaidarbha (वैदर्भ):—mf(ī)n. ([from] vi-darbha) relating to the Vidarbhas, coming from or belonging to Vidarbha etc., [Colebrooke]

2) m. a king of the Vidarbhas, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Kāvya literature]

3) a gum-boil, [Bhāvaprakāśa; Horace H. Wilson]

4) ([plural] or [in the beginning of a compound]) = vidarbha (the Vid°s people), [Harivaṃśa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā etc.]

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

Vaidarbha (वैदर्भ):—(rbhaṃ) 1. n. Crafty or indirect speech. m. A king so named. f. (rbhī) One of his laws; his daughter Damayanti.

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

Vaidarbha (वैदर्भ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vaiabbha.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vaidarbha 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vaidarbha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vaidarbha (ವೈದರ್ಭ):—

1) [adjective] relating to, coming from the country Vidarbha.

2) [adjective] relating to the people of this country.

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Vaidarbha (ವೈದರ್ಭ):—

1) [noun] a kind of oral disease; gum-boil.

2) [noun] (rhet.) a style in Saṃskřta literature specially related or ascribed to the people of Vidarbha.

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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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