Dvisatya, aka: Dvi-satya, Dvishatya, Dviśatya, Dvi-shatya; 2 Definition(s)
Dvisatya means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
The Sanskrit term Dviśatya can be transliterated into English as Dvisatya or Dvishatya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Buddhism)
Dvisatya (द्विसत्य) or simply Satya refers to the “two truths” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 95):
- saṃvṛti-satya (conventional truth),
- paramārtha-satya (ultimate truth).
The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., dvi-satya). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Languages of India and abroad
Dviśatya (द्विशत्य).—a. worth or bought for two hundred.
Dviśatya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dvi and śatya (शत्य).Source: DDSA: The practical 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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