Dvandvayuddha, Dvandva-yuddha, Dvamdvayuddha: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dvandvayuddha in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dvandvayuddha (द्वन्द्वयुद्ध) refers to a “terrible fight”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.37. Accordingly:—“[...] Vīrabhadra took up all the great miraculous weapons for his fight with Viṣṇu and roared like a lion. [...] A noisy terrible fight [viz., dvandvayuddha] ensued between the Gaṇas and the guardians of the quarters, both roaring like lions”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dvandvayuddha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dvandvayuddha (द्वंद्वयुद्ध).—n S Single combat; dueling or a duel.

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

dvandvayuddha (द्वंद्वयुद्ध).—n A duel.

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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

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

Dvandvayuddha (द्वन्द्वयुद्ध).—a duel, a single combat.

Derivable forms: dvandvayuddham (द्वन्द्वयुद्धम्).

Dvandvayuddha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dvandva and yuddha (युद्ध).

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

Dvandvayuddha (द्वन्द्वयुद्ध).—n.

(-ddhaṃ) Sigle combat. E. dvandva, and yuddha war. dvayordvayoyuddham .

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

Dvandvayuddha (द्वन्द्वयुद्ध):—[dvandva+yuddha] (ddhaṃ) 1. n. Single combat.

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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»] — Dvandvayuddha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dvaṃdvayuddha (ದ್ವಂದ್ವಯುದ್ಧ):—[noun] a physical combat between only two persons.

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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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