By M. A. Alwar
Sometimes transliterated as: Ibhah, IbhaH, Ibhah
Ibhaḥ can be either a masculine or feminine form.
It is derived from "eti gacchatīti" which means 'That which goes'.
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.
Perspectives from the Rishis
“Killing the donkey, horse, camel, deer, elephant, sheep and goat will lead to varṇasaṅkara".
“Smelling due to the shower of the knot which was rent apart and shattered by the elephant”.
- As per Amara.
- Manu 11|68
- Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu