Dvirada, Dvi-rada: 5 definitions


Dvirada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

Dvirada (elephant) is one of the saṃyutta-hastāni (Twenty-seven combined Hands).

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dvirada (द्विरद).—an elephant; सममेव समाक्रान्तं द्वयं द्विरदगामिना (samameva samākrāntaṃ dvayaṃ dviradagāminā) R.4.4; Me.61. °अन्तकः, °अराति, °अशनः (antakaḥ, °arāti, °aśanaḥ)

1) a lion.

2) the Śarabha.

Derivable forms: dviradaḥ (द्विरदः).

Dvirada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dvi and rada (रद).

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

Dvirada (द्विरद).—m.

(-daḥ) An elephant. E. dvi two, and rada a tooth, having tusks and teeth,

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

Dvirada (द्विरद).—[adjective] two-toothed; [masculine] elephant.

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

1) Dvirada (द्विरद):—[=dvi-rada] [from dvi] mfn. 2-tusked, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] m. an elephant, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

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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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