Vyadhvara: 4 definitions



Vyadhvara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Vyadhvara (व्यध्वर, “perforating”) designates a worm in one passage of the Atharvaveda (II.31.4), where there seems to be no good reason to alter the reading to Vyadvara, though Whitney thinks that it may rather be connected with vi-adhvan than with the root vyadh, ‘pierce.’ The term occurs with Maśaka, ‘fly,’ in the Hiraṇyakeśi-gṛhya-sūtra (II.16.3). and perhaps also in another passage of the Atharvaveda (VI.50.3), where, however, both Whitney and Shaṅkar Paṇḍit read Vyadvara.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vyadhvara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vyadhvara (व्यध्वर).—[adjective] piercing, boring (cf. vyadvara).

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

Vyadhvara (व्यध्वर):—[from vyadh] mfn. piercing, perforating, boring (as a worm), [Atharva-veda] (cf. vy-advara).

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Vyadhvara (व्यध्वर):—(von vyadh) adj. anbohrend, anstechend: Wurm [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 2, 31, 4. 6, 50, 3.] viadhvara irrig Padap. — Vgl. vyadvara .

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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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