Dvehika: 1 definition



Dvehika means something in 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.

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

Dvehika (द्वेहिक) or Dvīhika or Dvyahika.—adj. (so the mss. and Senart variously read; § 3.115; compare Pali dvīhika), (sufficient) for two days, with śāli, rice (as food): °kaṃ Mahāvastu i.343.11, 12, 14; Senart dvyahika in 11 (with one ms.), dvīhika in 12, 14; mss. have v.l. dvehi(ka) in 11; both read dvihika (so!) in 12 and both dve° in 14. Most likely dvehika is to be read; compare trīhika, tre°.

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Dvehika (द्वेहिक).—so probably read for dvīhika, q.v.

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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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