Yadva, Yadvā, Yad-va: 6 definitions


Yadva 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

yadvā (यद्वा).—conj S Or.

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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

Yadvā (यद्वा).—ind. or else, whether; नैतद्विद्मः कतरन्नो गरीयो यद्वा जयेम यदि वा नो जयेयुः (naitadvidmaḥ kataranno garīyo yadvā jayema yadi vā no jayeyuḥ) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 2.6; (often used by commentators in suggesting an alternative meaning).

Yadvā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yad and (वा).

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

Yadvā (यद्वा).—v. yad.

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Yādva (याद्व).—[adjective] belonging to the race of Yadu.

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

1) Yadvā (यद्वा):—f. = buddhi, perception, mind, intelligence (?), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] yantave (See under √yam below), yantavya, yanti etc. (See [column]3).

2) Yādva (याद्व):—[from yādava] a mfn. belonging to the family of Yadu, [Ṛg-veda]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a descendant of Yadu, [ib.]

4) b See above.

[Sanskrit to German]

Yadva in German

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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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