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Dev \Dev\, or ||Deva \De"va\ (?), n. [Skr. d?va. Cf. Deity.] (Hind. Myth.) A god; a deity; a divine being; an idol; a king. [1913 Webster] ||


Etymology 1 n. 1 developer 2 development 3 (context computing UNIX English) device Etymology 2

n. 1 (context Armenian mythology English) a monster, dragon, serpent, or giant 2 (context Armenian mythology English) immortal spirits who inhabit old ruins

Dev (film)

Dev ( Hindi: देव) is a 2004 Hindi drama film, directed by Govind Nihalani. The film won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie, and Kareena Kapoor won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Dev (actor)

Dev (born Deepak Adhikari on 25 December 1982) is an Indian film actor, producer, entertainer, singer and politician. He made his acting debut in the 2006 film Agnishapath. He is one of the biggest superstars and highest paid actors in Bengali cinema.

Recently, Dev has been hosting one of the biggest Bengali dance reality shows, Dance Bangla Dance, which was earlier hosted Mithun Chakraborty. He is now also an honorable Member of Parliament of India from the Ghatal constituency, as a candidate from the party All India Trinamool Congress.

Dev (DJ)

Devin Joseph Jordan "Dev" Griffin (born 23 December 1984) is a British actor, radio presenter and DJ who is most commonly known for presenting the weekend breakfast show on BBC Radio 1.

Dev (singer)

Devin Star Tailes (born July 2, 1989), better known as Dev (sometimes stylized as DEV or dEV), is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, model and radio host. She was discovered by the record label, Indie-Pop, and The Cataracs via Myspace after her friend Shane Crislip, posted her singing to some beats. Dev's song " Booty Bounce" was sampled in Far East Movement's hit single " Like a G6" which reached number 1 in the US, and sold over four million downloads in the country.

Dev was signed to Universal Republic in October 2010, and released her debut single " Bass Down Low" in November 16, 2010 which reached the top 10 in the United Kingdom. Her debut album The Night the Sun Came Up was released on March 27, 2012. The second single, " In the Dark", peaked at number 11 in the US chart, making it her most successful solo single to date. Dev in 2014 released two EPs, Bittersweet July and the second part as a follow up to part one. She's a radio host of the popular radio Beats 1 by Apple, founded in 2015.

In 2016 Dev started promoting her second studio album which is set to be released in mid 2016 with an opening single called Lowkey. The second single is called #1 featuring Nef The Pharaoh.

Dev (mythology)

In Armenian mythology and many various Armenian folk tales, the Dev (in Armenian: դև) appears both in a kind and specially in a malicious role, and has a semi-divine origin. Dev is a very large being with an immense head on his shoulders, and with eyes as large as earthen bowls. Some of them may have only one eye. Usually, there are Black and White Devs. However, both of them can either be malicious or kind.

The White Dev is present in Hovhannes Tumanyan's tale named 'Yedemakan Tzaghike' ( Arm.: Եդեմական Ծաղիկը), translated to 'The Flower of Paradise'. In the tale, the Dev is the flower's guardian.

Jushkaparik, Vushkaparik, or Ass-Pairika is another chimerical being whose name indicates a half-demoniac and half-animal being, or a Pairika—a female Dev with amorous propensities—that appeared in the form of an arse and lived in ruins.

Usage examples of "dev".

With the Persians, the first six Genii, created by Ormuzd, presided over the first six signs, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, and Virgo: and the six evil Genii, or Devs, created by Ahriman, over the six others, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius, and Pisces.