Dvika, aka: Dvi-ka; 4 Definition(s)
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India history and geogprahy
Dvikā.—double measure (Ep. Ind., Vol. XXXVI, p. 52, note 5). Note: dvikā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
dvika : (nt.) a dyad; pair; couple.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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.
1) Two-fold, forming a pair, consisting of two; Bṛ.S.13.3.
3) Happening the second time.
4) Increased by two, two percent; द्विक शतं वृद्धिः (dvika śataṃ vṛddhiḥ) Ms.8.141-42. See द्विक (dvika) under द्वि (dvi) also.
-kaḥ 1 A crow.
2) A chakravāka bird; 'वयं काका वयं काका जल्पन्तीति खगे द्विकाः (vayaṃ kākā vayaṃ kākā jalpantīti khage dvikāḥ)' Udb.
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1) crow (there being two 'Ka's in the word kāka).
2) the ruddy goose (there being two 'Ka's in the word koka).
Derivable forms: dvikaḥ (द्विकः).
Dvika is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dvi and ka (क). See also (synonyms): dvikakāra.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-kaḥ) 1. A crow. 2. The ruddy goose. E. dvi two, and ka the letter ka, as in kāka mfn.
(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) 1. Two. 2. Twice. 3. Two-fold. E. dvi two, kan pleonastic aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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