Dvamdva, Dvaṃdva: 6 definitions

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Dvamdva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Dwandv.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Dvaṃdva (द्वंद्व).—i. e. dva + m-dva (+ m, old sing. ntr. of dvi, twice repeated), n. A pair, a couple, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 46. 2. A pair of opposite things, as heat and cold, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 26. 3. Quarrel, contest, Mahābhārata 12, 7557. 4. A duel, Mahābhārata 5, 7083. 5. Doubt, Mahābhārata 1, 1867. 6. A class of comp. words, [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 10, 33. Acc. sing. ºdvam, and instr. ºdvena, adv. Two by two. [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 3754; [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 8, 10. 34.

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

Dvaṃdva (द्वंद्व).—[neuter] pair, couple, [especially] a pair of opposites (as male & female, heat & cold, etc.); duality, contrast; duel, strife, fight; [masculine] [neuter] a copulative compound ([grammar]). — Acc. & [instrumental] by pairs.

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

1) Dvaṃdva (द्वंद्व):—n. (the repeated [nominative case] of dva) pair, couple, male and female, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. (am ind., dve ind., or dvena ind. by two, face to face, secretly)

2) a pair of opposites (e.g. heat and cold, joy and sorrow etc.), [Upaniṣad; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

3) strife, quarrel, contest, fight ([especially] between two persons, a duel), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Hitopadeśa]

4) stronghold, fortress, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) m. ([scilicet] samāsa; rarely n.) a copulative compound (or any c° in which the members if uncompounded would be in the same case and connected by the conjunction, ‘and’ cf. devatā-, nakṣatra-), [Pāṇini 2-2, 29; 4, 2 ]

6) m. Name of sub voce Ekāhas, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

7) the sign of the zodiac Gemini, [Golādhyāya]

8) (in music) a kind of measure

9) a species of disease, a complication of two disorders, a compound affection of two humours, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Dvamdva 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Dvaṃdva (द्वंद्व) [Also spelled dwandv]:—(nm) conflict, quarrel, duel; uproar; hubbub; a pair, couple; copulative compound, a compound wherein the members if uncompounded would be in the same case and connected by the conjunction 'and' (as [rāma-lakṣmaṇa, mātā-pitā); ~mūlaka] conflictional, pertaining to or arising out of a conflict; duelistic; -[yuddha] a duel.

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