Devadhanya, Dēvadhānya, Devadhānya, Deva-dhanya: 4 definitions



Devadhanya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dēvadhānya (देवधान्य).—n (S) A common name for the sorts of grain which may be presented in offerings to idols;--rice, wheat, barley &c.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Devadhānya (देवधान्य).—a kind of grass-grain (Mar. devabhāta).

Derivable forms: devadhānyam (देवधान्यम्).

Devadhānya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and dhānya (धान्य).

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

Devadhānya (देवधान्य).—n.

(-nyaṃ) A sort of grain cultivated in many parts of Hindustan, (Andropogon saccharatus.) E. deva a deity, and dhānya corn.

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

Devadhānya (देवधान्य):—[=deva-dhānya] [from deva] n. ‘god’s grain’, Andropogon Saccharatus, Andopogon Saccharatus, Holcus Saccharatus or Saccharatus Cernuum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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