Brihaddiva, Bṛhaddiva: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Bṛhaddiva can be transliterated into English as Brhaddiva or Brihaddiva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Bṛhaddiva (बृहद्दिव) appears in a hymn of the Ṛgveda as its author, calling himself an Atharvan. He is mentioned in the Aitareya Brāhmaṇa, and is named in the Vaṃśa (list of teachers) of the Śāṅkhāyana Āraṇyaka as a pupil of Sumnayu.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brihaddiva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bṛhaddiva (बृहद्दिव).—1. [adjective] belonging to the lofty sky, heavenly. [masculine] [Name] of an ancient Ṛṣi; [neuter] [plural] the lofty sky.

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Bṛhaddiva (बृहद्दिव).—2. [adjective] = [preceding] [adjective]; [feminine] ā [Name] of a goddess.

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

1) Bṛhaddiva (बृहद्दिव):—[=bṛhad-diva] [from bṛhad > bṛṃh] mfn. ‘belonging to the lofty sky’, heavenly, celestial, [Ṛg-veda] (also -divā)

2) [v.s. ...] m. (with atharvaṇa) Name of the author of [Ṛg-veda x, 12c; Anukramaṇikā]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of that hymn, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa]

4) Bṛhaddivā (बृहद्दिवा):—[=bṛhad-divā] [from bṛhad-diva > bṛhad > bṛṃh] f. Name of a goddess (associated with Iḻā, Sarasvatī and others), [ib.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Brihaddiva in German

context information

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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