Vaidhavya: 12 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Vaidhavy.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)
Vaidhavya (वैधव्य) refers to “widowhood”, according to the Ghaṭikāyantraghaṭanāvidhi, an unpublished manuscript describing the ritual connected with the setting up of the water clock and its invocation.—Accordingly, “[...] Now he tells the fruit of the rotation of the bowl, starting from the east etc., and ending in the middle. According as the bowl rotates in cardinal directions from the east up to the middle of the basin, it causes respectively the good fortune of having the husband alive and devoted (saubhāgya), death, near death of the bride (vadhū-mṛtisama), the body full of diseases, the girl becomes the favourite [of all], resembles a courtesan, (?) virtuous, endowed wit h sons, wealth and relatives. Staying in the middle, [the bowl] grants noble [sons]. If the bowl becomes full (pūrṇā)[ and sinks] in the north, northeast, or in the east, it bestows auspiciousness; if it sinks (magnā) in the remaining directions, it is said to inflict widowhood [i.e., vaidhavya—vaidhavyadā] on the girl”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
vaidhavya (वैधव्य).—n S (vidhavā) Widowhood.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
vaidhavya (वैधव्य).—n Widowhood.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Vaidhavya (वैधव्य).—Widowhood; नववैधव्यमसह्यवेदनम् (navavaidhavyamasahyavedanam) Kumārasambhava 4.1; M.5.
Derivable forms: vaidhavyam (वैधव्यम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vaidhavya (वैधव्य).—i. e. vidhavā + ya, n. Widowhood, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 450.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vaidhavya (वैधव्य).—[neuter] widowhood.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vaidhavya (वैधव्य):—[from vaidhaveya] n. widowhood, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Kāvya literature etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vaidhavya (वैधव्य):—(vyaṃ) 1. n. Widowhood.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Vaidhavya (वैधव्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vehavva.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Vaidhavya (वैधव्य) [Also spelled vaidhavy]:—(nm) widowhood; -[abhiśāpa] the curse of widowhood.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Vaidhavya (ವೈಧವ್ಯ):—[noun] the state or condition of being a widow; widowhood.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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