Adikavya, Ādikāvya, Adi-kavya: 2 definitions
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: 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.
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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