Daivi, Daivī: 6 definitions


Daivi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Daivī (दैवी).—The success (siddhi) in dramatic production (nāṭaka) which includes an excessive display of the sattva and expresses the psychological states (bhāva) clearly is to be taken by the spectators as divine (daivī or daivikī). When there is no noise, no disturbance, no unusual occurrence during the production of a play and the auditorium is full of spectators, the success called divine

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Daivī (दैवी):—One among four categories of medicines described in Atharva Veda

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

daivī (दैवी).—f S A branch of medicine. The medical use of charms, prayers, and religious rites.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Daivī (दैवी).—belonging to or coming from the gods; divine, celestial, royal; fatal (v. seq.) —[masculine] (±vivāha) a certain form of marriage, [feminine] ī a woman married by it; [neuter] deity, religious work (sc. karman or kārya), divine appointment i.e. fate, destiny.

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

1) Daivī (दैवी):—[from daiva] f. a woman married according to the Daiva rite, [Viṣṇu-smṛti, viṣṇu-sūtra, vaiṣṇava-dharma-śāstra xxiv, 30]

2) [v.s. ...] a division of medicine, the medical use of charms, prayers etc., [Horace H. Wilson]

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Daivī (दैवी):—(a) divine, ethereal, celestial.

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