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ལྷ། (Wyl. lha) n. Pron.: lha

  • Skt. deva. [Classes of beings]
  • Skt. देवः, deva, Pron.: deva. From Sanskrit: fr. 3. | heavenly, divine (also said of terrestrial things of high excellence) | superl. | according to | a deity, god | evil demons | the gods as the heavenly or shining ones | all the gods | •partic. | class of deities | see under | often reckoned as 33, either 11 for each of the 3 worlds | or 8 Vasus, 11 Rudras, and 12 Ādityas [to which the 2 Aśvins must be added] | also | with Jainas 4 classes, viz. | and | the wives of the gods | below | N. of the number 33 | above | N. of Indra as the god of the sky and giver of rain | a cloud | the 22nd Arhat of the future Ut-sarpiṇī | the image of a god, an idol | a god on earth or among men, either Brāhman, priest | or king, prince (as a title of honour, •esp. in the | 'your majesty' or 'your honour' | also | king Śrī-h Vikramāñka, and in names as | lit. having Vishṇu as one's deity | rarely preceding the name | a husband's brother | and | a fool, dolt | a child | a man following any •partic. line or business | a spearman, lancer | emulation, wish to excel or overcome | sport, play | a sword | N. of men | of a disciple of Nāgārjuna | for | an organ of sense [Mahavyutpatti] [Sanskrit] MVP MW

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