Dirghajihva, Dīrghajihva, Dirgha-jihva, Dīrghajihvā: 8 definitions


Dirghajihva 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dīrghajihva (दीर्घजिह्व).—A dānava (asura) born to Kaśyapa by his wife Danu. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 65, Verse 30).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dīrghajihva (दीर्घजिह्व).—A commander of Bhaṇḍa to aid Viṣaṅga; killed by Bhagamālā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 21. 78; 25. 27. 94.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Dīrghajihvā (दीर्घजिह्वा) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.94, I.59.29, I.65, I.61.37) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dīrghajihvā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Dīrghajihvā also refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.22).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dīrghajihva (दीर्घजिह्व).—a snake, serpent.

Derivable forms: dīrghajihvaḥ (दीर्घजिह्वः).

Dīrghajihva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dīrgha and jihva (जिह्व).

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

Dīrghajihva (दीर्घजिह्व).—m.

(-hvaḥ) A snake. E. dīrgha long, and jihvā a tongue.

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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. 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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