Dvyartha, Dvi-artha: 5 definitions



Dvyartha 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dvyartha (द्व्यर्थ) [or द्व्यर्थक, dvyarthaka].—a S That has two meanings, or that admits of two interpretations; ambiguous, equivocal. 2 That has a double use or effect; that accomplishes two different matters.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dvyartha (द्व्यर्थ).—a.

1) having two senses.

2) ambiguous, equivocal.

3) having two objects in view. °कर (kara) a. accomplishing two objects; आम्रश्च सिक्तः पितरश्च तृप्ता एका क्रिया द्व्यर्थकरीह लोके (āmraśca siktaḥ pitaraśca tṛptā ekā kriyā dvyarthakarīha loke) Vāyu P. °त्वम् (tvam) the state of having to convey two senses; द्व्यर्थत्वं विप्रतिषिद्धम् (dvyarthatvaṃ vipratiṣiddham) MS.7.1.6.

Dvyartha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dvi and artha (अर्थ).

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

Dvyartha (द्व्यर्थ).—mfn.

(-rthaḥ-rthā-rthaṃ) 1. Having two senses, meaning two things. 2. Having two objects. m.

(-rthaḥ) Two-fold meaning, double-entendre. E. dvi, and artha sense.

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

Dvyartha (द्व्यर्थ).—[adjective] having two meanings; ambiguous.

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

1) Dvyartha (द्व्यर्थ):—[=dvy-artha] [from dvy] mf(ā)n. having 2 senses, ambiguous, equivocal, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] having 2 objects, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] n. double meaning, double entendre, [Horace H. Wilson]

context information

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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