Dvyamushyayana, aka: Dvyāmuṣyāyaṇa, Dvi-amushyayana; 3 Definition(s)
Dvyamushyayana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Dvyāmuṣyāyaṇa can be transliterated into English as Dvyamusyayana or Dvyamushyayana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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dvyāmuṣyāyaṇa (द्व्यामुष्यायण).—m (dvi & amuṣya & āyana) A boy invested with the string in his father's house and afterwards adopted into another family. 2 A boy born in adultery. 3 Hence vague, ambiguous, equivocal, indeterminate speech: also a doubtful or uncertain doing or occurrence: also as a & ad Vague or vaguely; doubtful or doubtfully.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Dvyāmuṣyāyaṇa (द्व्यामुष्यायण).—'a son of two persons or fathers', an adopted son who remains heir to his natural father though adopted by another.
Derivable forms: dvyāmuṣyāyaṇaḥ (द्व्यामुष्यायणः).
Dvyāmuṣyāyaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dvi and āmuṣyāyaṇa (आमुष्यायण).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-ṇaḥ) A boy who remains heir to his father though adopted by another. E. dvi, and āmuṣyāyaṇa a certain person. amuṣya prasiddhasyāpatyam phak āmuṣyāyaṇaḥ dvayorāmuṣyāyaṇaḥ 6 tat pu0 sa0 .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 9.167 < [Section XXIII - The Twelve Kinds of Sons defined]
Verse 9.142 < [Section XVIII - Adoption]
Verse 9.162 < [Section XXII - The Relative Status of the Twelve Kinds of Sons]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)