Dviguna, Dviguṇa, Dvi-guna: 12 definitions

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Dviguna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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 Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Universität Wien: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Dviguṇa (द्विगुण) refers to a “double (Brāhmaṇa)” (i.e., ‘one worth twice as much as a Brāhmaṇa’), according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “[...] Out of [his own] head indeed has God, the Lord, created the King in ancient times. Therefore does he have his head anointed and stands above all beings. The King is praised in Revealed Knowledge and Systematized Bodies of Knowledge as a double Brāhmaṇa  (dviguṇadviguṇo brāhmaṇo) (i.e. as worth twice as much as a Brāhmaṇa). If one is hostile to him out of delusion, that fool is hostile to Hari [himself]”.

Pancaratra book cover
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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dviguṇa : (adj.) twofold; double.

Pali book cover
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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

dviguṇa (द्विगुण).—a (S) Double, twice the quantity or the number.

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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

Dviguṇa (द्विगुण).—a. double, twofold; पितुर्वधव्यसनमिदं हि येन मे चिरादपि द्विगुणमिवाद्य वर्धते (piturvadhavyasanamidaṃ hi yena me cirādapi dviguṇamivādya vardhate) Mu.5.6 (driguṇākṛ to plough twice; dviguṇīkṛ to double, increase; dviguṇībhūta a. double, augmented).

Dviguṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dvi and guṇa (गुण).

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

Dviguṇa (द्विगुण).—mfn.

(-ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) 1. Twice, two times. 2. Multiplied by two, doubled. E. dvi two, and guṇa number.

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

Dviguṇa (द्विगुण).—[adjective] double, twofold, twice as much as ([ablative] or —°); dviguṇa & dviguṇatara (°—) [adverb], also [neuter] taram. Abstr. † [feminine], tva† [neuter]

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Dviguṇa (द्विगुण).—[adjective] double, twofold, twice as much as ([ablative] or —°); dviguṇa & dviguṇatara (°—) [adverb], also [neuter] taram. Abstr. † [feminine], tva† [neuter]

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

1) Dviguṇa (द्विगुण):—[=dvi-guṇa] [from dvi] (or dvi-g) mfn. double, twofold, of 2 kinds, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; ???] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] doubled id est. folded (garment), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] twice as large or as much as ([ablative]), [Yājñavalkya ii, 4]

4) [v.s. ...] ([compound]), [Manu-smṛti viii. 59]

5) Dviguṇā (द्विगुणा):—[=dvi-guṇā] [from dvi-guṇa > dvi] ind., with √kṛ, to plough twice, [Pāṇini 5-4, 59], [Kāśikā-vṛtti]

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

Dviguṇa (द्विगुण):—[(ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) a.] Twice.

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

Dviguṇa (द्विगुण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Diuṇa, Duuṇa, Duguṇa, Biuṇa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dviguna 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dviguṇa (ದ್ವಿಗುಣ):—[noun] the quantity, number, etc. that is twice the given quantity, number.

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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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