Ibhaḥ

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By M. A. Alwar


Sometimes transliterated as: Ibhah, IbhaH, Ibhah


Gender

Ibhaḥ can be either a masculine or feminine form.

Origin

General

It is derived from "eti gacchatīti" which means 'That which goes'.

Grammatical

Grammatically, it is can be split as iṇ+bhan (an Uṇādi suffix) in which iṇ means Elephant and bhan means the latter part of a compound. It indicates greatness.[1]


Perspectives from the Rishis

Manu

“Killing the donkey, horse, camel, deer, elephant, sheep and goat will lead to varṇasaṅkara".[2]

Uttaracharita

“Smelling due to the shower of the knot which was rent apart and shattered by the elephant”.

References

  1. As per Amara.
  2. Manu 11|68
  • Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu

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