Dvika, Dvi-ka: 12 definitions


Dvika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

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.

India history book cover
context information

The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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.

Discover the meaning of dvika in the context of India history from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dvika : (nt.) a dyad; pair; couple.

Pali book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of dvika in the context of Pali from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dvika (द्विक).—a.

1) Two-fold, forming a pair, consisting of two; Bṛ.S.13.3.

2) Second.

3) Happening the second time.

4) Increased by two, two percent; द्विक शतं वृद्धिः (dvika śataṃ vṛddhiḥ) Manusmṛti 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.

--- OR ---

Dvika (द्विक).—

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

Dvika (द्विक).—m.

(-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: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dvika (द्विक).—[dvi + ka], I. adj. Increased by two, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 141 (two in the hundred). Ii. (n.) A pair, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 1, 56.

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

Dvika (द्विक).—1. [adjective] consisting of two, two.

--- OR ---

Dvika (द्विक).—2. [masculine] a crow (cf. kāka).

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

1) Dvika (द्विक):—[=dvi-ka] [from dvi] 1. dvi-ka m. ‘having 2 k’s in one’s name’ (cf. kāka), a crow, [Vāmana’s Kāvyālaṃkāravṛtti v, 15]

2) [v.s. ...] Anas Casarca, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [from dvi] 2. dvika mfn. consisting of two, 2-fold, [Lāṭyāyana; Suśruta]

4) [v.s. ...] two, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā xiii, 3]

5) [v.s. ...] happening the 2nd time, [Pāṇini 5-2, 77; Kāśikā-vṛtti]

6) [v.s. ...] increased by 2 (e.g. kaṃ śatam 102 id est. 2 per cent.), [Manu-smṛti viii, 141.]

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

Dvika (द्विक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A crow; a swan.

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

Dvika (द्विक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Dika, Dua, Duga, Bia.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dvika in German

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of dvika in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dvika (ದ್ವಿಕ):—

1) [noun] a set of two.

2) [noun] any of several large oscine birds of the genus Corvus, of the family Corvidae, having a long, stout bill, lustrous black plumage, and a wedge-shaped tail; a crow.

3) [noun] the ruddy goose, the male and female of which are supposed to be together always.

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

Discover the meaning of dvika in the context of Kannada from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: