Dvandva definition

(linguistics) A copulative or coordinative type of a compound in which members, if not compounded, would be in the same case and connect by the conjunction and. Common in languages such as Sanskrit, Chinese and Japanese, but less so in English.
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Noun

Singular:
dvandva
Plural:
dvandvas

Origin of dvandva

  • From Sanskrit द्वंद्व (dvaṃdvá).

    From Wiktionary