Devadhideva, Deva-adhideva, Dēvādhidēva, Devādhideva: 4 definitions



Devadhideva 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

dēvādhidēva (देवाधिदेव).—m (S dēva, adhi, dēva) God of gods; the god great among the gods. Ex. kiṃ āhēsa dē0 sanātana ||.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

dēvādhidēva (देवाधिदेव).—m God of gods.

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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

Devādhideva (देवाधिदेव).—

1) the highest god.

2) an epithet of (1) Śiva. (2) Buddha. (3) Viṣṇu. देवातिदेवो भगवान् प्रसूतिरंशे हरिर्यस्य जगत्प्रणेता (devātidevo bhagavān prasūtiraṃśe hariryasya jagatpraṇetā) Hariv.

Derivable forms: devādhidevaḥ (देवाधिदेवः).

Devādhideva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and adhideva (अधिदेव). See also (synonyms): devātideva.

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

Devādhideva (देवाधिदेव):—[from deva] m. ‘god over gods’ an Arhat, [Jaina literature]

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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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