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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