Adikavya, Ādikāvya, Adi-kavya: 2 definitions

Introduction

Adikavya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ādikāvya (आदिकाव्य).—the first poem; i. e. the Rāmāyaṇa; see आदिकवि (ādikavi).

Derivable forms: ādikāvyam (आदिकाव्यम्).

Ādikāvya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ādi and kāvya (काव्य).

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

Ādikāvya (आदिकाव्य):—[=ādi-kāvya] [from ādi] n. ‘the first poem’, Name of the Rāmāyaṇa.

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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. 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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