Dva, Dvā: 6 definitions

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Introduction:

Dva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Dva°, in numeral composition, meaning two etc., see under dvi B III, (Page 332)

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Dvā, (cp. dva°) see dvi B III, (Page 332)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Dvā (द्वा).—. (old nom. du. of dvi), former part in comp. numerals, Two, e. g. dvā-catvāriṃśat, Forty-two.

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

Dva (द्व).—[feminine] [dual] two, both (±api); dvayos ([grammar]) occurring in both genders (sc. [masculine] & [feminine]), and also in both numbers (sgl. & [plural])

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Dvā (द्वा).—(°—) = dvi.

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

1) Dva (द्व):—mfn. original stem of dvi q.v. ([nominative case] [accusative] [dual number] m. dva, or dvau fn. dve; [instrumental case] [dative case] [ablative] dvābhyām [genitive case] [locative case] dvayos) two, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) both (with api, [Raghuvaṃśa xii, 93])

3) [locative case] dvayos in two genders (masc. and fem.) or in two numbers ([singular] and [plural]), [grammar]; [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) cf. dvā and dvi; [Zend] dva; [Greek] δύο, δύω and δι = Διϝός; [Latin] duō̆ and bi = dvi; [Lithuanian] du, dvi; [Slavonic or Slavonian] dŭva; [Gothic] tvai, tva etc.

5) Dvā (द्वा):—old [nominative case] [dual number] of dva, substituted for dvi in [compound] before other numerals etc.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Dva (द्व):—(dvi) du. zwei: dvā janā [Ṛgveda 1, 131, 3. 10, 27, 17.] [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 3, 7, 4, 10.] dvau [Ṛgveda 1, 191, 1. 28, 2.] [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 1, 3, 1, 27.] dve f. [Ṛgveda 3, 56, 2.] dve n. [1, 155, 5.] dvābhyām [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 7, 4, 1.] [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 7, 1, 2, 22.] dvayos [Ṛgveda 6, 45, 5.] dvau = ubhau [Rāmāyaṇa 6, 95, 44.] [Amarakoṣa 2, 6, 2, 36.] Bei den Lexicographen bedeutet dvayos in beiden Geschlechtern d. i. im männlichen und im weiblichen [Amarakoṣa 1, 1, 1, 43. 2, 9, 31.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 7, 9]; vgl. dvaya und dvihīna . In Zusammensetzungen vor Zahlwörtern dvā (nom. du.) und dvi, sonst nur dvi (vgl. jedoch dvaṃdva, dvāja, dvāpara) [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 6, 3, 47. 49.] [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 6, 35.] Diese letzte Form als Thema angesehen von den indischen Grammatikern, gaṇa sarvādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 1, 1, 27.] dvikapāla adj. [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 5, 3, 1, 8. 10, 5, 4, 12.] dvinetrabhedin beide Augen ausschlagend [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 2, 304.]

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Dvā (द्वा):—(alter nom. du. m. von dva) am Anfange eines comp. vor andern Zahlwörtern und in dvāpara und dvāja .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Dva (द्व):—Adj. Du. (f. ā) Zwei. dvayos bei den Lexicographen so v.a. in beiden Geschlechtern , d.i. im männlichen und im weiblichen , und auch in bei den Zahlen , d.i. im Singular und im Plural ([245,14]). Mit folgendem api ([Raghuvaṃśa 12,93]) und auch ohne dieses ([114,26]) beide.

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Dvā (द्वा):—(alter Nom. Du. von dva) am Anf. einiger Composita.

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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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