Adeva, Ādeva: 9 definitions


Adeva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ādeva : (m.) lamenting; crying; deploring.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ādeva, Ādevanā (ā + div. devati) lamenting, deploring, crying etc. in ster. phrase (explaining parideva or pariddava) ādevo paridevo ādevanā pari° ādevitattaṃ pari° Nd1 370 = Nd2 416 = Ps.I, 38. (Page 100)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adeva (अदेव).—a. [na. ba.]

1) Not god-like or divine, not pertaining to a deity.

2) Godless, impious, irreligious.

-vaḥ [na. ta.] One who is not a god.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adeva (अदेव).—m. a mortal, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 315.

Adeva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and deva (देव).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adeva (अदेव).—[feminine] ī not divine, godless, impious; [masculine] not a god, an Asura.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Adeva (अदेव):—[=a-deva] mfn. not divine not of divine origin, not referring to any deity, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] godless, impious, [Ṛg-veda]

3) [v.s. ...] m. one who is not a god, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiv; Manu-smṛti]

4) Ādeva (आदेव):—1. ādeva mf(ī)n. [varia lectio] adeva q.v.

5) [=ā-deva] 2. ā-deva m. (scil jana) ‘all creatures including the gods’ ([Sāyaṇa on Ṛg-veda ii, 4, 1])

6) [v.s. ...] mf(ī)n. devoted to the gods ([Boehtlingk’s Sanskrit-Woerterbuch in kuerzerer fassung])

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adeva (अदेव):—[tatpurusha compound] I. m. f. n.

(-vaḥ-vī-vam) 1) Not referring to the gods, not divine.

2) Godless, impious. Ii. m.

(-vaḥ) One who is not a god. E. a neg. and deva. I. would more probably be a [bahuvrihi compound], if it were not accentuated in the Vedas as a [tatpurusha compound] See the following.

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Adeva in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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