Dvandva - definition of dvandva by The Free Dictionary
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1. (Linguistics) a class of compound words consisting of two elements having a coordinate relationship as if connected by and
2. (Linguistics) a compound word of this type, such as Austro-Hungarian, tragicomic
[from Sanskrit dvamdva a pair, from the reduplication of dva two]
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at the beginning (after rupa) and at the end (after vijnana) of the list, the items vedana, sanjna, samskara, and vijnana being very likely to form a dvandva
Finally, the great commentator Nagojibhatta suggested that Katyayana's formulation implied a critique of Panini: avaradinam was grammatically more correct than purvadinam, because of Panini's ride II 2 33 [30 purvam 32 dvandve] aj-ady-ad-antam "Tn a dvandva
compound the word beginning with a vowel and ending in a short/a/precedes.
Even if it is to be taken as a dvandva
, the term manussa is likely to refer to other non-monastics, since there is a range of more specific terms for monastics.