Dvandva: 8 definitions

Introduction

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Dvandva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Shodhganga: Vaiyākaraṇabhūṣaṇasāra: a critical study

Dvandva (द्वन्द्व).—Name of the compounds formed by two or more words used in the same case. A dvandva compound takes place either in the sense of mutual relationship or collection.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Dvandva (द्वन्द्व) or Dvandvāgama refers to one of upāgamas (supplementary scriptures) of the Santānāgama which is one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu. The purpose of revealing upāgamas (e.g., Dvandva Āgama) is to explain more elaborately than that of mūlāgamas (e.g., Santāna-āgama) and to include any new idea if not dealt in mūlāgamas.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dvandva.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘two’. Note: dvandva is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dvandva (द्वंद्व).—n S A couple of animals male and female. 2 Strife, contention, clashing. Ex. tvāṃ śēta cārilēṃ pakṣiyā || bhalēṃ dvandva sādhilēṃ ||. 3 m A form of grammatical combination:--combining two or more words which regularly are connected by a conjunction. Ex. śēlāpāgōṭēṃ.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

dvandva (द्वंद्व).—n A couple of animals, male and female. Strife. Twin. m A grammatical combination.

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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

Dvandva (द्वन्द्व).—[dvau dvau sahābhivyaktau; cf. P.VIII.1.15. Sk.]

1) pair, couple.

2) A couple of animals (including even men) of different sexes, i. e. male and female; द्वन्द्वानि भावं क्रियया बिवव्रुः (dvandvāni bhāvaṃ kriyayā bivavruḥ) Ku.3.35; Me.45; न चेदिदं द्वन्द्वम- योजयिष्यत् (na cedidaṃ dvandvama- yojayiṣyat) Ku.7.66; R.1.4; Ś.2.15;7.27; अल्पं तुल्य- शीलानि द्वन्द्वानि सृज्यन्ते (alpaṃ tulya- śīlāni dvandvāni sṛjyante) Pratimā 1.

3) A couple of opposite conditions or qualities, (such as sukha and duḥkha; śīta and uṣṇa); बलवती हि द्वन्द्वानां प्रवृत्तिः (balavatī hi dvandvānāṃ pravṛttiḥ) K.135; द्वन्द्वैरयोजयच्चेमाः सुख- दुःखादिभिः प्रजाः (dvandvairayojayaccemāḥ sukha- duḥkhādibhiḥ prajāḥ) Ms. 1.26;6.81; सर्वर्तुनिर्वृतिकरे निवसन्नुपैति न द्वन्द्वदुःखमिह किंचिदकिंचनोऽपि (sarvartunirvṛtikare nivasannupaiti na dvandvaduḥkhamiha kiṃcidakiṃcano'pi) Śi.4.64.

4) A strife, contention, quarrel, dispute, fight.

5) A duel; Rām.6. 43.15.

6) Doubt, uncertainty.

7) A fortress, stronghold.

8) A secret.

9) A secret, or lonely place; द्वन्द्वे ह्येतत् प्रवक्तव्यं हितं वै यद्यवेक्षसे (dvandve hyetat pravaktavyaṃ hitaṃ vai yadyavekṣase) Rām.7.13.11.

-ndvaḥ 1 (In gram.) One of the four principal kinds of compounds, in which two or more words are joined together which, if not compounded, would stand in the same case and be connected by the copulative conjunction `and'; चार्थे द्वन्द्वः (cārthe dvandvaḥ) P.II.2.29; द्वन्द्वः सामासिकस्य च (dvandvaḥ sāmāsikasya ca) Bg.1.33; उभय- पदप्रधानो द्वन्द्वः (ubhaya- padapradhāno dvandvaḥ) Kāśikā 38.

2) A kind of disease.

3) (in music) A kind of measure.

4) The sign Gemini of the zodiac.

Derivable forms: dvandvam (द्वन्द्वम्).

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

Dvandva (द्वन्द्व).—n.

(-ndvaṃ) 1. A pair, a brace. 2. A couple of animals, or male and female. 3. Union of the sexes or coupling. 4. Strife, dispute. 5. A secret. m.

(-ndvaḥ) 1. A form of grammatical combination uniting two or more words in the same case, properly separated by a conjunction, as rāmalakṣmaṇau Rama and Lakshmana; pāṇipādaṃ hand and foot. 2. A sign of the zodiac (Gemini.) 3. A species of disease, a complication of two disorders, or compound affection of two humours. E. dvi two, reduplicate, deriv. irr.

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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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