Devara, Devar: 15 definitions


Devara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

devara : (m.) brother-in-law; husband's brother.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Devara, (Sk. devṛ & devara Gr. da_ήr (*daivήr), Lat. levir, Ohg. zeihhur, Ags. tācor) husband’s brother, brotherin-law J.VI, 152; Vv 326 (sa°), popularly explained at VvA.135 as “dutiyo varo ti vā devaro, bhattu kaniṭṭha bhātā.” (Page 330)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dēvara (देवर).—m (S) A husband's brother, esp. a younger brother.

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

dēvara (देवर).—m A husband's brother.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Devara (देवर).—

1) A husband's brother (elder or younger); Manusmṛti 3.55;9.59; अपुत्रां गुर्वनुज्ञातो देवरः पुत्रकाम्यया (aputrāṃ gurvanujñāto devaraḥ putrakāmyayā) (iyāt) Y.1.68.

2) husband; का देवरं वशगतं कुसुमास्त्रवेगविस्रस्त- पौस्नमुशती न भजेत कृत्ये (kā devaraṃ vaśagataṃ kusumāstravegavisrasta- pausnamuśatī na bhajeta kṛtye) Bhāgavata 4.26.26.

Derivable forms: devaraḥ (देवरः).

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

Devara (देवर).—m.

(-raḥ) A husband’s brother, especially his younger brother. E. dev to play, &c. affix arac . dīvyate anena diva-karaṇe arac .

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

Devara (देवर).—m. i. e. 1. devṛ + a, A husband’s brother, but especially his younger brother, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 55. 2. div + ara, A lover, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 26, 26.

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

Devara (देवर).—[masculine] husband’s brother.

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

1) Devara (देवर):—[from deva] m. = devṛ, [Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] husband, lover, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa iv, 26, 26.]

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

Devara (देवर):—(raḥ) 1. m. A husband’s brother, especially the younger.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Devara (देवर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Diara.

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Devara in German

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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

Devara (देवर) [Also spelled devar]:—(nm) husband’s younger brother.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dēvar (ದೇವರ್):—[noun] = ದೇವರು [devaru].

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Dēvara (ದೇವರ):—

1) [noun] one’s husbanḍs brother; a woman’s brother-in-law.

2) [noun] one’s wife’s brother; a man’s brother-in-law.

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Dēvāra (ದೇವಾರ):—[noun] = ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ [devasthana].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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