Dvaya: 16 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Dvaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, 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 Dway.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dvaya (द्वय).—Name and form; a vain Arthavāda.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XI. 28. 37.
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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dvaya.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘two’. Note: dvaya 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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dvaya : (nt.) a pair; couple; dyad.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Dvaya, (adj.-n.) (Ved. dvaya; cp. dvi B I. 6) (adj.) (a) two fold Sn.886 (saccaṃ musā ti dvayadhammaṃ); Dh.384; Pv IV.129 (dvayaṃ vipākaṃ=duvidhaṃ PvA.228).—advaya single A.V, 46.—(b) false, deceitful Vin.III, 21.—nt. a duality, a pair, couple S.II, 17 (°ṃ nissito loko); J.III, 395 (gātha°); PvA.19 (māsa°); DhA.II, 93 (pada° two lines, “couplet”).

—kārin “doing both, ” i.e. both good & evil deeds (su° & duccaritaṃ) S.III, 241, cp. 247 sq.; D.III, 96. (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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dvaya (द्वय).—n S A pair or couple. Used in comp. and after its fellow-member; as pustakadvaya A couple of books.

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

dvaya (द्वय).—n A pair, couple.

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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

Dvaya (द्वय).—a. (- f.)

1) Two-fold, double, of two kinds or sorts; अनुपेक्षणे द्वयी गतिः (anupekṣaṇe dvayī gatiḥ) Mu.3; कुसुमस्तबकस्येव द्वयी वृत्तिर्मन- स्विनः । मूर्ध्नि वा सर्वलोकस्य विशीर्येत वनेऽथवा (kusumastabakasyeva dvayī vṛttirmana- svinaḥ | mūrdhni vā sarvalokasya viśīryeta vane'thavā) || Bh.2.14. (v. l.); sometimes used in pl. also; see Śi.3.57.

2) Relating to द्वैत (dvaita) (q. v.); अविद्यमानोऽप्यवभाति हि द्वयः (avidyamāno'pyavabhāti hi dvayaḥ) Bhāg.11.2.38.

-yam 1 Pair, couple, brace (usually at the end of comp.); द्वितयेन द्वयमेव संगतम् (dvitayena dvayameva saṃgatam) R.8.6;1.19;3.8;4.4.

2) Two-fold nature, duplicity.

3) Untruthfulness.

4) (In gram.) The masculine and feminine gender.

-yī A pair, couple.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Dvaya (द्वय).—(nt.), (sexual) coupling, copulation: sa nehaiva mātṛgrāmeṇa sārdhaṃ dvayaṃ samāpadyate Śikṣāsamuccaya 76.8, he does not by any means enter into copulation with a woman; dvaya-dvaya-samāpattiḥ Mahāvyutpatti 9469, copulation, lit. attain- ing (entering into, sc. a state of) couple by couple.

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

Dvaya (द्वय).—mn.

(-yaḥ-yaṃ) A pair, a couple, two, chiefly used in composition, as puruṣadvayaṃ two men. E. dvi two, tayap aff.

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

Dvaya (द्वय).—i. e. dvi + a, I. adj., f. , Of two different sorts, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 25. Ii. n. 1. A pair, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 1, 59. 2. Two things, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 1, 53. 3. Both, Mahābhārata 12, 6552.

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

Dvaya (द्वय).—[feminine] ī twofold, double; [neuter] a pair or couple (also [feminine] ī), double nature, falsehood; the masc. & fem. gender ([grammar]).

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

1) Dvaya (द्वय):—mf(ī)n. ([from] and in [compound] = dvi) twofold, double, of 2 kinds or sorts, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata] etc. (ye m. [plural] [Śiśupāla-vadha iii, 57])

2) n. idem

3) two things, both (e.g. tejo-, the 2 luminaries, [Śakuntalā iv, 2]), [Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. (ifc. ā, [Rāmāyaṇa i, 29, 14])

4) twofold nature, falsehood, [Ṛg-veda i, 147, 4 etc.]

5) the masc. and fem. gender [grammar]

6) cf. [Zend] dvaya; [Greek] δοίος.

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

Dvaya (द्वय):—[(yaḥ-yaṃ)] 1. m. n. A pair, two.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Dvaya (द्वय):—

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Dvaya (द्वय):—

3) a) du. (auf einen du. m. bezogen) beide [Kathāsaritsāgara 70, 90.] am Ende eines adj. comp. f. ā [53, 154. 78, 82.]

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

Dvaya (द्वय):——

1) Adj. (f. ī) zweifach , doppelt , zweierlei. dvaye m. Pl. [Kathāsaritsāgara 70,90] ( sitāsitā zu lesen). Am Anf. eines Comp. = dvi [Hemādri’s Caturvargacintāmaṇi 1,191,1.] —

2) f. ī Paar [Naiṣadhacarita 9,67.] —

3) n. — a) dass. [63,9.73,6.] Am Ende eines adj. Comp. f. ā. — b) doppeltes Wesen , Falschheit. — c) in der Grammatik das männliche und weibliche Geschlecht.

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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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Dvaya (द्वय) [Also spelled dway]:—(a) two; (nm) pair, couple.

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