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जम्भ

SanskritEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-Iranian, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵómbʰos (tooth).

NounEdit

जम्भ (jámbham

  1. tooth, eyetooth, tusk
  2. swallowing
  3. one who crushes or swallows (as a demon)
  4. name of several demons (conquered by Vishnu, Krishna or Indra)
  5. a leader of the demons in the war against the gods under Indra
  6. Indra's thunderbolt
  7. charm (?)
  8. quiver
  9. part, portion

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 0412