Dvibahu, Dvibāhu, Dvi-bahu: 8 definitions


Dvibahu means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Dvibāhu (द्विबाहु) [=bāhudvaya?] refers to “both arms” and is associated with the syllable māṃ, according to the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi [i.e., Cakrasamvara Meditation] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “[Do caturviṃśati-aṅga nyāsa; Touch twenty-one parts of one’s body with right middle finger, and recite seed syllables] ... Māṃ on both arms (māṃ bāhudvayo)”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dvibāhu (द्विबाहु).—man; Kathāsaritsāgara 53.94.

Derivable forms: dvibāhuḥ (द्विबाहुः).

Dvibāhu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dvi and bāhu (बाहु).

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

Dvibāhu (द्विबाहु).—mfn. (-huḥ-hvī-hu) Two armed. E. dvi, and vāhu an arm.

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

Dvibāhu (द्विबाहु).—[adjective] two-armed; [masculine] a man.

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

1) Dvibāhu (द्विबाहु):—[=dvi-bāhu] [from dvi] mfn. 2-armed

2) [v.s. ...] m. man, [Kathāsaritsāgara liii, 94.]

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

Dvibāhu (द्विबाहु):—[dvi-bāhu] (huḥ-hvī-hu) a. Two-armed.

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Dvibahu 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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