Adyakavi, Adya-kavi, Ādyakavi: 3 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ādyakavi (आद्यकवि).—'the first poet,' an epithet of Brahmā or Vālmīki; see आदिकवि (ādikavi).

Derivable forms: ādyakaviḥ (आद्यकविः).

Ādyakavi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ādya and kavi (कवि).

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

Ādyakavi (आद्यकवि).—m.

(-viḥ) A name of Valmiki, author of the Ramayana. E. ādya first, and kavi a poet, being the first who wrote Sanskrit verse.

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

1) Ādyakavi (आद्यकवि):—[=ādya-kavi] [from ādya > ādi] m. ‘the first poet’, Name of Vālmīki (cf. ādi-kavi above), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] cf. [Raghuvaṃśa xv, 41.]

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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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