देव

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

देव (devmUrdu spelling ديو

  1. deity, god
    See देवता for more information.

Usage notes[edit]

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

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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

Rajasthani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

देव (dev?

  1. deity
  2. god

Related terms[edit]


Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Adjective[edit]

देव (devám

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

Noun[edit]

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)

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, page 492