Divi, Dīvi: 12 definitions

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Divi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Divi (दिवि).—A Satya God.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 35.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Divi (दिवि) (lit. “one whose dwelling is heaven [?]”) is a synonym (another name) for the Blue jay (Cāṣa), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Divi°, an abstraction fr. divya constructed for etym. explanation of dibba as divi-bhava (°bhāva) of divine existence or character, a divine being, in “divi-bhavāni divyāni ettha atthī ti divyā” SnA 219; “divi-bhavattā dibbā ti” KhA 227; “divibhāvaṃ devattabhāvapariyāpanno ti dibbo” PvA.14. (Page 322)

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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

divī (दिवी).—f (divā) A sort of lamp,--a wooden stand or an iron spike supporting a receptacle for the oil.

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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

Divi (दिवि).—The Chāṣa bird (also divaḥ).

Derivable forms: diviḥ (दिविः).

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Dīvi (दीवि).—The blue jay, Chās bird; see दिवि (divi).

Derivable forms: dīviḥ (दीविः).

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

Divi (दिवि).—m.

(-viḥ) The blue jay. E. div to play, affix ki . cāṣa khage .

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Divī (दिवी).—f. (-vī) A sort of insect; also upajihvikā. E. div to play, vā ī affix, fem. affix ṅīp .

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Dīvi (दीवि).—m.

(-viḥ) The blue jay. E. See divi and kikīdivi, &c.

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

1) Divi (दिवि):—[from div] 1. divi m. the blue jay (= kikīdivi), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] 2. divi [locative case] of 3. div in [compound]

3) Divī (दिवी):—[from div] f. a species of insect (= upa-jihvikā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Dīvi (दीवि):—[from div] m. the blue jay, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. divi).

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

1) Divi (दिवि):—(viḥ) 2. m. The blue jay.

2) Divī (दिवी):—(vī) 3. f. A sort of insect.

3) Dīvi (दीवि):—(viḥ) 2. m. The blue jay.

[Sanskrit to German]

Divi 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Dīvi (दीवि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Dvīpin.

Dīvi has the following synonyms: Dīvia.

2) Dīvī (दीवी) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Dīpikā.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Divi (ದಿವಿ):—

1) [noun] the abode of god, angels, etc.; the heaven.

2) [noun] the sky.

3) [noun] the time between sunrise and sunset; a day.

4) [noun] (arith.) a symbol for zero.

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Dīvi (ದೀವಿ):—[noun] a tract of land completely surrounded by water, and not large enough to be called a continent; an island.

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Dīvi (ದೀವಿ):—[noun] = ದೀವಿಗೆ [divige].

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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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