Dvijottama: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dvijottama in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dvijottama (द्विजोत्तम) (Cf. Dvijaśreṣṭha, Dvijendra) refers to an “excellent Brahmin”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.26 (“Pārvatī-Jaṭila dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Vijayā said to Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin): “[...] This my friend is the daughter of Himācala, lord of mountains. She is the daughter of Menakā named Kālī but famous as Pārvatī. She is not married to anyone nor does she desire any other than Śiva for her husband. She has performed this penance for three thousand years. It was for that purpose that my friend started penance like this. I shall tell you the reason. Listen, O excellent Brahmin [i.e., dvijottama], O saintly one. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dvijottama in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dvijottama (द्विजोत्तम).—m.

(-laḥ) 1. A Brahman. 2. A superior or excellent Brahman. E. dvija the twice-born, (three first classes,) and uttama best.

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

Dvijottama (द्विजोत्तम).—m. a Brāhmaṇa, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 49.

Dvijottama is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dvija and uttama (उत्तम).

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

Dvijottama (द्विजोत्तम).—[masculine] a Brahman (chief of the twice-born).

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

Dvijottama (द्विजोत्तम):—[from dvi-ja > dvi] m. = ja-mukhya, [Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata]

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

Dvijottama (द्विजोत्तम):—[dvijo+ttama] (maḥ) 1. m. A good brāhman.

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Dvijottama 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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