Vivah: 5 definitions


Vivah means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vivah (विवह्).—1 P.

1) To remove, take away, drive off.

2) To marry. -Caus. To give in marriage.

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

Vivah (विवह्).—lead away, marry (cf. udā), form a matrimonial alliance with ([instrumental]); [Middle] get married, celebrate a wedding. [Causative] give in marriage or marry.

Vivah is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vi and vah (वह्).

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

Vivah (विवह्):—[=vi-√vah] [Parasmaipada] -vahati (rai-ely [Ātmanepada]), to bear or carry off, remove, [Ṛg-veda; Mahābhārata];

—to lead away (the bride from her father’s house), take in marriage, marry, [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.;

— (also [Ātmanepada], with or without mithas) to marry or form a matrimonial alliance together, [Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa; Āpastamba; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] :

—[Causal] -vāhayati, to marry (a girl) to ([genitive case] or saha), [Mahābhārata; Pañcatantra];

— ([Ātmanepada]) to lead home, take to wife, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā; Pañcatantra]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vivah (विवह्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vivaha.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vivah in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) marriage, wedding, matrimony; -[utsava] nuptials, marriage celebrations; —[karana] to marry, to wed; —[ke gita] epithalamium, wedding songs; -[dvesha] misogamy; -[bamdhana] wedlock; -[yogya] marriageable; a match; •[ayu] marriageable age; -[viccheda] breaking of marriage; -[sambamdha] matrimonial relation; •[todana] to divorce; to break the wedlock; -[sambamdhi/vishayaka] matrimonial, nuptial; [vivahotsava] nuptials, marriage celebrations..—vivah (विवाह) is alternatively transliterated as Vivāha.

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