देव

HindiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit देव (devá); from Proto-Indo-Iranian *devá-, from Proto-Indo-European *deywós (god, the celestial one); cognate with Avestan 𐬛𐬀𐬉𐬎𐬎𐬀 (daēva), Persian دیو (dēv), and Latin deus, divus. See daeva for more.

NounEdit

देव (devmUrdu spelling ديو

  1. deity, god
    See देवता for more information.

Usage notesEdit

The use of देव is generally restricted to compound words and proper names (रामदेव, हरदेव, etc.)

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • देवकन्या (dev-kanyā, nymph, celestial maiden)
  • देवकार्य (dev-kārya, religious rite for propitiating a deity)
  • देवकुल (dev-kul, pantheon)
  • देवगृह (dev-gŕh, temple, abode of a deity)
  • देवत्रिय (dev-triya, the Holy Trinity of Vishnu, Brahma, and Shiva)
  • देवदूत (dev-dūt, angel, divine messenger)

ReferencesEdit

  • देव in Bahri, Hardev (1989), Learners' Hindi-English dictionary (Delhi: Rajpal & Sons)

RajasthaniEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit देव (devá); from Proto-Indo-Iranian *devá-, from Proto-Indo-European *deywós (god, the celestial one); cognate with Avestan 𐬛𐬀𐬉𐬎𐬎𐬀 (daēva), Persian دیو (dēv), and Latin deus, divus. See daeva for more.

NounEdit

देव (dev?

  1. deity
  2. god

Related termsEdit


SanskritEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *devá-, Proto-Indo-European *deywós (god, the celestial one); cognate with Avestan 𐬛𐬀𐬉𐬎𐬎𐬀 (daēva), Persian دیو (dēv), and Latin deus, divus. See daeva for more.

AdjectiveEdit

देव (devám

  1. heavenly, divine, also said of terrestrial things of high excellence (Rigvedic)

NounEdit

देव (devám

  1. deity, god, the gods as the heavenly or shining ones, often reckoned as numbering 33, either 11 for each of the 3 worlds, or or 8 vasus , 11 rudras , and 12 ādityas, to which the 2 aśvins must be added. (Rigvedic, also accented déva according to Panini 3.3.120);
  2. rarely also of evil demons (Atharvaveda, Taittiriya Samhita)
  3. Name of Indra as the god of the sky and giver of rain (Epics)
  4. the image of a god, an idol (Vishnu-Smriti)
  5. a god on earth or among men, either Brahman, priest or king , prince, as a title of honour, especially in the vocative "your majesty" or " your honour" (Rigvedic)
  6. Name of the number 33 (Gaṇitādhyāya)
  7. as a given name, Diminutive of देवदत्त (devadatta) (Panini 5.3.83)

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, page 492
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