deva देव

Definition: m. a god on earth or among men, either Brahman, priest (see bhū-d-), or king, prince (as a title of honour, especially in the vocative case"your majesty"or"your honour";also in fine compositi or 'at the end of a compound' exempli gratia, 'for example' śrī-harṣa-d-, vikramāṅka-d-,king śrī-- harṣa- or vikramāṅka-, and in names as puruṣottama-d-[lit. having viṣṇu- as one's deity; see atithi-d-, ācārya-d-, pitṛ-d-, mātṛ-d-];rarely preceding the name exempli gratia, 'for example' deva-caṇḍamahāsena- ) etc. (see kṣiti--, nara--,etc.)