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ཀ་བ། (Wyl. ka ba ) Pron.: kawa

  • Skt. स्तम्भः, stambha, Pron.: stambha. From Sanskrit: a post, pillar, column, stem (as of a tree | also improperly applied to an arm | support, propping, strengthening | inflation, pretentiousness, arrogance | fixedness, stiffness, rigidity, torpor, paralysis, stupefaction | becoming hard or solid | stoppage, obstruction, suppression (also the magical arresting of any feeling or force, as of hunger, thirst, or of the forces of water, fire as taught in the Tantras) | filling up, stuffing | N. of a •partic. Adhyāya | on | of a Ṛishi | and [Mahavyutpatti] [Sanskrit] MVP MW