Devri, Devṛ: 6 definitions

Introduction:

Devri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Devṛ can be transliterated into English as Devr or Devri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Devṛ (देवृ).—m. [div-ṛ]

1) A husband's brother (especially younger).

2) The husband of a woman previously married (?).

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

Devṛ (देवृ).—m.

(-vā) 1. A husbands’s brother, but especially his younger brother. 2. The husband of a woman perviously married. E. div to play, Unadi affix ṛṇ.

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

Devṛ (देवृ).—m. A husband’s brother, but especially his younger brother.

— Cf. [Latin] levir; [Old High German.] zeihur; [Anglo-Saxon.] tacur, tacor.

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

Devṛ (देवृ).—[masculine] husband’s brother.

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

1) Devṛ (देवृ):—[from deva] m. a husband’s brother ([especially] his younger brother), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda] ([probably] as the player, because he has less to do than his elder b°); the husband of a woman previously married, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] cf. [Armorican or the language of Brittany] taigr; [Greek] δαήρ; [Latin] levir; [Anglo-Saxon] tacur; [German] zeihhur; [Lithuanian] déveris; [Slavonic or Slavonian] dĕveri.

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

Devṛ (देवृ):—(vā) 4. m. A husband’s brother; husband of one twice married.

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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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