dvīpa द्वीप

Definition: mn. a division of the terrestrial world (either 7 [ jambu-, plakṣa- or go-medaka-, śālmalī-, kuśa-, krauñca-, śāka- and puṣkara- etc.] or 4 [ bhadrāśva-, ketu-māla-, jambu-dvīpa- and uttarāḥ- kuravaḥ- etc. see ] or 13 [the latter four + 9, viz. indra-dvīpa-, kaśerū-mat-, tāmra-varṇa-, gabhasti-mat-, nāga-dvīpa-, saumya-, gāndharva-, varuṇa- and bhārata-, which are enumerated ,as forming bhārata-varṣa-] or 18 [among which the upa-dvīpa-s are said to be included ]; they are situated round the mountain meru-, and separated from each other by distinct concentric circumambient oceans; ayaṃ dvīpaḥ- equals jambu-dv- equals bhārata-dv- )