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


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


Masculine a-stem declension of जम्भ
Nom. sg. जम्भः ‎(jambhaḥ)
Gen. sg. जम्भस्य ‎(jambhasya)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative जम्भः ‎(jambhaḥ) जम्भौ ‎(jambhau) जम्भाः ‎(jambhāḥ)
Vocative जम्भ ‎(jambha) जम्भौ ‎(jambhau) जम्भाः ‎(jambhāḥ)
Accusative जम्भम् ‎(jambham) जम्भौ ‎(jambhau) जम्भान् ‎(jambhān)
Instrumental जम्भेन ‎(jambhena) जम्भाभ्याम् ‎(jambhābhyām) जम्भैः ‎(jambhaiḥ)
Dative जम्भाय ‎(jambhāya) जम्भाभ्याम् ‎(jambhābhyām) जम्भेभ्यः ‎(jambhebhyaḥ)
Ablative जम्भात् ‎(jambhāt) जम्भाभ्याम् ‎(jambhābhyām) जम्भेभ्यः ‎(jambhebhyaḥ)
Genitive जम्भस्य ‎(jambhasya) जम्भयोः ‎(jambhayoḥ) जम्भानाम् ‎(jambhānām)
Locative जम्भे ‎(jambhe) जम्भयोः ‎(jambhayoḥ) जम्भेषु ‎(jambheṣu)


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