Dvigu, aka: Dvi-gu; 4 Definition(s)


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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Dvigu (द्विगु).—A subdivision of the tatpuruṣa compounds which are formed with a numeral as the first member.

Source: Shodhganga: Vaiyākaraṇabhūṣaṇasāra: a critical study

Dvigu (द्विगु).—Name of a compound with a numeral as the first member. The compound is looked upon as a subdivision of the Tatpurusa com-Pound-The dvigu compound, having collection as its general sense, is declined in the neuter gender and singular number; when it ends in अ (a) the fem. affix ङी (ṅī) is added generally, e. g. पञ्चपात्रम्, त्रिभुवनम्, पञ्चमूली (pañcapātram, tribhuvanam, pañcamūlī). The Dvigu com-Pound also takes place when a karmadharaya compound, having a word denoting a direction or a numeral as its first member, (a) has a tad. affix added to it e.g. पञ्चकपाळः (pañcakapāḷaḥ) (पुरोडाशः (puroḍāśaḥ)), or (b) has got a word placed after it in a compound e. g. पशञ्चगवधनः (paśañcagavadhanaḥ) or (c) has a collective sense e.g. पञ्चपूली (pañcapūlī); cf. तद्वि-तार्थोत्तरपदसमाहारे च (tadvi-tārthottarapadasamāhāre ca) (P. II.1.51) also, cf Kas. and S. K. om P.II.1.51,52.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dvigu (द्विगु).—a. exchanged or bartered for two cows.

-guḥ a subdivision of the Tatpuruṣa compound in which the first member is a numeral; द्वन्द्वो द्विगुरपि चाहम् (dvandvo dvigurapi cāham) Udb.

Dvigu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dvi and gu (गु).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dvigu (द्विगु).—m.

(-guḥ) A form of grammatical combination, that in which the first member of the compound is a numeral.

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