jambudvīpa जम्बुद्वीप

Definition: m. the central one of the 7 continents surrounding the mountain meru- (= India ;named so either from the jambu- trees abounding in it, or from an enormous jambu- tree on Mount meru- visible like a standard to the whole continent) etc.


Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: Buddh., MBh., Hariv.
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