Adhideva: 5 definitions


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Pali-English dictionary

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

Adhideva, (adhi + deva) a superior or supreme god, above the gods M.II, 132; A.IV, 304; Sn.1148; Nd2 307b, 422 a. Cp. atideva. (Page 28)

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adhideva (अधिदेव).—[adhiṣṭhātā-trī devaḥ devatā vā]

1) A presiding or tutelary deity; ययाचे पादुके पश्चात्कर्तुं राज्याधिदेवते (yayāce pāduke paścātkartuṃ rājyādhidevate) R.12. 17;13.68;16.9; () नैवापयाति हृदयाधिदेवतेव (naivāpayāti hṛdayādhidevateva) Bv.3.3; सा रामणीयकनिधेरधिदेवता वा (sā rāmaṇīyakanidheradhidevatā vā) Māl.1.21. (The eleven organs of sense are said to have each a presiding deity: श्रोत्रस्य दिक्, त्वचो वातः, नेत्रस्य अर्कः, रसनाया वरुणः, घ्राणस्य अश्विनौ, वागि- न्द्रियस्य वह्निः, हस्तस्य इन्द्रः, पादस्य उपेन्द्रः, पायोः मित्रः, उपस्थस्य प्रजापतिः, मनसः चन्द्रश्च (śrotrasya dik, tvaco vātaḥ, netrasya arkaḥ, rasanāyā varuṇaḥ, ghrāṇasya aśvinau, vāgi- ndriyasya vahniḥ, hastasya indraḥ, pādasya upendraḥ, pāyoḥ mitraḥ, upasthasya prajāpatiḥ, manasaḥ candraśca).

2) [adhikṛto devo yena guṇātiśayāt] The supreme or highest god, Almighty.

Derivable forms: adhidevaḥ (अधिदेवः).

See also (synonyms): adhidevatā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adhideva (अधिदेव).—m.

(-vaḥ) 1. A supreme or superior deity. 2. A tutelary deity. E. adhi, and deva a deity.

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

Adhideva (अधिदेव).—[masculine] [feminine] [adjective] supreme or tutelary god.

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

Adhideva (अधिदेव):—[=adhi-deva] (or adhi-devatā) m. a presiding or tutelary deity.

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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. 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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