Adavu, Aḍavu: 3 definitions


Adavu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)

Aḍavu refers to the “[dance] movements” as defined in the Tolkāppiyam (2nd century BC): a source book on linguistic and grammatical study, social anthropology, psychology and cultural ecology, representing an important piece of Tamil literature.—In Tolkāppiyam both the art forms of dance and drama are codified to the area of kūttu. One of the poems in Tolkāppiyam says that the kūttar is the community of artistes which fostered together the nāṭakaviyal (dramatology) that consisted of acting and the nāṭyaviyal (techniques of dance) which consisted of dance, abhinaya (expressions) and aḍavu (movements). Along with them the field of music also flourished.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Adavu in India is the name of a plant defined with Ficus racemosa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Covellia glomerata (Roxburgh) Miquel (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Species Plantarum
· Flora de Filipinas (1837)
· Biotropica (2006)
· Plants of the Coast of Coromandel (1798)
· Numer. List (4549)
· London Journal of Botany (1848)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aḍavu (ಅಡವು):—

1) [noun] the manner or mode in which a thing should be or should be done.

2) [noun] the moderate size; compactness.

3) [noun] the state of being abundant; abundance; plentifulness.

4) [noun] (dial.) the state of being dense or crowded.

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Aḍavu (ಅಡವು):—

1) [noun] act of depositing a valuable thing as a security for repayment of a loan; pledging.

2) [noun] a thing so deposited; pawn.

3) [noun] one who lends money against such a deposit; a pawn-broker.

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Aḍavu (ಅಡವು):—[noun] (dance.) rhythmic and measured movement of hands, legs, head, etc.

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Adavu (ಅದವು):—[noun] = ಅದವೆ [adave] 2) the condition of being disabled; disability.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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