Adidiva, Ādidīva: 1 definition



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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ādidīva (आदिदीव).—

1) Misfortune, distress.

2) Hinderance; want of luck (in dice); आदिनवं प्रतिदीन्वे (ādinavaṃ pratidīnve) Av.7.19.4.

3) Fault, transgression; Śi.2.22. see अनादीनव (anādīnava).

4) An inflictor of distress; आदीनवः पुमान् दोषे परिक्लेशदुरन्तयोः (ādīnavaḥ pumān doṣe parikleśadurantayoḥ) Medinī.

Derivable forms: ādidīvaḥ (आदिदीवः), ādidīvam (आदिदीवम्).

See also (synonyms): ādinava.

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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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