Dvidha, Dvidhā: 18 definitions


Dvidha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 Dwidha.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Dvidhā (द्विधा) refers to “twofold”, and is mentioned in verse 1.20 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Dvidhā (“twofold”) has been rendered simply by gñis “two” (instead of the usual rnam-[pa] gñis), a brachylogy doubtless caused by lack of space.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Dvidhā (द्विधा) refers to the “twofold state” (of Akula’s supreme bliss which arises within consciousness ?), according to the Kularatnapañcakāvatāra verse 1.10cd-15.—Accordingly, “The supreme (reality) attained by the teacher's Command is Akula that bestows worldly benefits and liberation. It is pure consciousness free of the impurity of Māyā. The omnipresent and tranquil Void—that is said to be Akula. Akula’s supreme bliss arises within consciousness. Its state, which is two-fold (dvidhādvidhābhūtā), is (now) going to be explained. Listen. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Dvidhā (द्विधा) refers to “two types” (of meditation), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “That [meditation] is divided into two [types] (dvidhā) according to whether it has an auspicious or inauspicious purpose [and] for humans it is the real cause of obtaining desirable and undesirable results”.

Synonyms: Vikalpadvaya, Dvaividhya.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dvidhā : (adv.) in two ways; in two parts.

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

Dvidhā, (num. adv.) (Sk. dvidhā, see dvi B I. 2a) in two parts, in two M.I, 114; J.I, 253 (karoti), 254 (chindati), 298 (id.); III, 181; IV, 101 (jāta disagreeing); VI, 368 (bhindati). See also dvedhā & dveḷhaka.

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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

dvidhā (द्विधा).—ad (S) Of two kinds. 2 In two ways. 3 Into two pieces--divided. Used as s f Disagreement, dissension, variance.

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

dvidhā (द्विधा).—ad Of two kinds; in two ways; into two pieces.

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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

Dvidha (द्विध).—a. Divided into two parts, split asunder.

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Dvidhā (द्विधा).—ind.

1) In two parts; द्विधा भिन्नाः शिखण्डिभिः (dvidhā bhinnāḥ śikhaṇḍibhiḥ) R. 1.39; Manusmṛti 1.12,32; द्विधेव हृदयं तस्य दुःखितस्याभवत् तदा (dvidheva hṛdayaṃ tasya duḥkhitasyābhavat tadā) Mb.

2) In two ways.

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

Dvidhā (द्विधा).—[dvi + dhā], adv. 1. In two parts, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 12. 2. Divided, [Sāvitryupākhyāna] 4, 33. 3. Of two kinds, Sāh. D. 8.

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

Dvidha (द्विध).—[adjective] twofold, divided or split in two.

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Dvidhā (द्विधा).—[adverb] in two parts, in twain; [with] kṛ double.

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

1) Dviḍha (द्विढ):—[=dvi-ḍha] [from dvi] m. Name of the Visarga (as having 2 points) and of Svāhā (wife of Agni), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc. 1.]

2) Dvidha (द्विध):—[=dvi-dha] [from dvi] mfn. divided in 2, split asunder, forked, [Gṛhyāsaṃgraha]

3) Dvidhā (द्विधा):—[=dvi-dhā] [from dvi] ind. (dvi-) in 2 ways or parts, twofold, divided, [Ṛg-veda; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

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

Dvidhā (द्विधा):—adv. Of two kinds.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Dvidhā (द्विधा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Dihā, Duhā, Do, Dohā.

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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

Dvidhā (द्विधा) [Also spelled dwidha]:—(ind) in two ways, in two parts; (nf) dilemma, uncertainty; ~[grasta] in two minds, in a dilemma.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dvidhā (ದ್ವಿಧಾ):—

1) [adverb] divided or dividing into two parts; dichotomously.

2) [adverb] in two ways, manners.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Dvidhā (द्विधा):—adv. in two ways/parts/directions;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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