Dvita: 7 definitions
Dvita 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Dvita (द्वित).—An ancient hermit. He was the son of Gautama. It is stated in Mahābhārata, Śalya Parva, Chapter 37, that by the curse of his brother he became a wolf and begot monkey, scorpion, etc.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Dvita (द्वित).—Came to see Kṛṣṇa at Syamantapañcaka.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 84. 5.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Languages of India and abroad
Dvita (द्वित).—m. The name of a mythical person, Mahābhārata 12, 13174.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dvita (द्वित).—[masculine] [Name] of a Vedic god & of a Ṛṣi.
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Dvitā (द्विता).—[adverb] just so, so also, likewise.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Dvitā (द्विता):—[=dvi-tā] [from dvi] a f. doubleness, the number 2, duality, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
2) Dvita (द्वित):—[from dvi] m. ‘second’, Name of an Āptya (sub voce; cf. trita), [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] (according to some he is the author of [Ṛg-veda ix, 103]; to others, son of Atri and author o[f v, 18; Anukramaṇikā])
4) Dvitā (द्विता):—[from dvi] b ind. ([Nirukta, by Yāska v, 3]) doubly so id est. just so, by all means, indeed, certainly, especially (often in relat. clauses and connected with adha or aha), [Ṛg-veda]
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Dvitala, Dvitantra, Dvitaraka, Dvitavana, Dvitaya, Dvitayanga.
Ends with: Pratidvamdvita, Udvita.
Full-text: Dvaita, Mriktavahas, Dvitavana, Ekata, Trita, Ankagata, Parivyadha, Dvaitavana, Udapanatirtha, Gautama, Aptya, Atri.
Search found 12 books and stories containing Dvita, Dvitā, Dvi-ta, Dvi-tā; (plurals include: Dvitas, Dvitās, tas, tās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 7.28.4 < [Sukta 28]
Rig Veda 9.103.3 < [Sukta 103]
Rig Veda 9.103.2 < [Sukta 103]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Satapatha-brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa I, adhyāya 2, brāhmaṇa 3 < [First Kāṇḍa]
Narayaniya (Narayaneeyam) (by Vishwa Adluri)
Chapter 3 - (Mahābhārata 12.323.1-57)
Chapter 6 - (Mahābhārata 12.326.1-124)
Introduction (to the Nārāyaṇīya)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.2.198 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Verse 2.2.179 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Kuntaka’s evaluation of Sanskrit literature (by Nikitha. M)
2. The concept of vakrokti in earlier poeticians < [Chapter 1 - Vakroktijīvita: A Synoptic Survey]