Dvaividhya: 10 definitions


Dvaividhya means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Dvaividhya (द्वैविध्य) refers to the “twofold nature” (of wearing away karma), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “[com.—Next he speaks about the twofold nature of wearing away karma (nirjarādvaividhyam)]—On account of the difference between what is intentional and unintentional, wearing away karma has two varieties which are the cause for cutting off the many chains produced by actions. Just as fruits of a tree ripen of their own accord and from [different] means so in this world [the ripening] of karmas is to be understood as [being] of its own accord in the form of [different] means.”.

Synonyms: Vikalpadvaya, Dvidhā.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dvaividhya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dvaividhya (द्वैविध्य).—

1) Duality, two-fold nature.

2) Variance, diversity, difference.

Derivable forms: dvaividhyam (द्वैविध्यम्).

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

Dvaividhya (द्वैविध्य).—n.

(-dhyaṃ) The state of being two-fold. E. dvividha, and ṣyañ aff.

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

Dvaividhya (द्वैविध्य).—i. e. dvi-vidha + ya (see vidhā), n. 1. Duality, twofold character, Bhāṣāp. 141. 2. Duplicity, Mahābhārata 15, 236.

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

Dvaividhya (द्वैविध्य).—[neuter] duality, twofold nature or manner.

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

Dvaividhya (द्वैविध्य):—[=dvai-vidhya] [from dvai] n. twofold state or nature or character, duplicity, variance, [Mahābhārata; Suśruta etc.]

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

Dvaividhya (द्वैविध्य):—[dvai-vidhya] (dhyaṃ) 1. n. Two-fold state.

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Dvaividhya 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dvaividhya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dvaividhya (ದ್ವೈವಿಧ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] (pl.) two ways of manners.

2) [noun] any situation in which one must choose between two unpleasant alternatives; a dilemma.

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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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