Dvisama, Dvi-sama: 7 definitions


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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: archive.org: Science And Technology In Medievel India (Math)

Dvisama (द्विसम) refers to 1) an “isosceles” (triangle), 2) “quadrangle having two equal angles”, as described in the Kṣetragaṇitaśāstra, as mentioned in A. Rahman’s Science and Technology in Medievel India: A bibliography of source materials in Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian.—Ancient and medieval India produced a wide range of scientific manuscripts and major contributions lie in the field of medicine, astronomy and mathematics, besides covering encyclopedic glossaries and technical dictionaries.—The Kṣetragaṇita-śāstra is a Sanskrit mathematical treatise dealing with the art of measuring lands, containing well-defined and established technical terms [e.g., Dvisama] wanted for practical use in the Tamil language.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dvisama (द्विसम).—a. having two equal sides.

Dvisama is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dvi and sama (सम).

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

Dvisama (द्विसम).—mfn.

(-maḥ-mā-maṃ) Consisting of two equal portions, &c. E. dvi two, sama equal. dvi same parimāṇamasya ṭhañ tasya luk . dvivarṣaparimāṇe.

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

1) Dvisama (द्विसम):—[=dvi-sama] [from dvi] mfn. consisting of 2 equal portions

2) [v.s. ...] having 2 equal sides

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

Dvisama (द्विसम):—[dvi-sama] (maḥ-mā-maṃ) a. Consisting of two equal portions, &c.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dvisama 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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