Adikavi, Ādikavi, Adi-kavi: 9 definitions


Adikavi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ādikavi (आदिकवि).—m (S) The first poet. A designation of brahmadēva & of valmīka, and then of vyāsa &c. Hence, used, appellatively, in high praise.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ādikavi (आदिकवि).—m The first poet. The designa- tion of bramhadēva, vālmīka, vyāsa, &c. Hence used as an appellation of high praise.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ādikavi (आदिकवि).—'the first poet', an epithet of Brahmā and of Vālmīki; the former is so called because he first produced and promulgated the Vedas; (tene brahma hṛdā ya ādikavaye muhyanti yatsūrayaḥ Bhāgavata 1.1.1.) and the latter, because he was the first to show to others 'the path of poets'; when he beheld one of a pair of Krauñcha birds being killed by a fowler, he cursed the wretch, and his grief unconsciously took the form of a verse (ślokatvamāpadyata yasya śokaḥ); he was subsequently told by Brahmā to compose the life of Rāma, and he thus gave to the world the first poem in Sanskrit, the Rāmāyaṇa; cf. Uttararāmacarita 2. Viṣkambhaka.

Derivable forms: ādikaviḥ (आदिकविः).

Ādikavi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ādi and kavi (कवि).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ādikavi (आदिकवि).—m.

(-viḥ) 1. A name of Brahma. 2. A name of Valmiki, the first mortal poet. E. ādi the first, and kavi a poet.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ādikavi (आदिकवि):—[=ādi-kavi] [from ādi] m. ‘the first poet’

2) [v.s. ...] Name of Brahman

3) [v.s. ...] of Vālmīki, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ādikavi (आदिकवि):—[ādi-kavi] (viḥ) 2. m. First poet, Brahmā or Vālmīki.

[Sanskrit to German]

Adikavi in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ādikavi (ಆದಿಕವಿ):—[noun] the first poet a) Brahma, who is supposed to have produced and promulgated the Vedas; b) Vālmīki, considered as the first to show other Saṃskřta poets, 'the path of poetry'; c) Pampa, the first recognised poet, with his immortal and unsurpassed Kannaḍa classical works 'Vikramārjuna Vijaya' and 'Ādipurāṇa'.

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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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