Devatadvandva, aka: Devatādvandva; 1 Definition(s)

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Devatādvandva (देवताद्वन्द्व).—A compound word called द्वन्द्व (dvandva) whose members are names of deities; the peculiarities of this Dvandva compound are (a) that generally there are changes at the end of the first member, by virtue of which it appears similar to a word ending in the dual number, and (b) that both the words retain their original accents.e.g. इन्द्रासोमौ, सौमापूषणा, अग्नीषोमाभ्यां, मित्रावरुणाभ्याम् (indrāsomau, saumāpūṣaṇā, agnīṣomābhyāṃ, mitrāvaruṇābhyām) ; for changes, cf. P. VI.3.25-31; for accent, cf. देवताद्वन्द्वानि चानामन्त्रितानि (devatādvandvāni cānāmantritāni) (द्विरुदात्तानिं (dvirudāttāniṃ)) । इन्द्राबृहस्पतिभ्याम्, इन्द्राबृहस्पती इति त्रीणि (| indrābṛhaspatibhyām, indrābṛhaspatī iti trīṇi) V. Pr. II.48, 49; cf. also देवताद्वन्द्वे च (devatādvandve ca) P. VI, 2.141.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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