Dvita: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

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.
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

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.

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