Bhavaka, Bhāvakā, Bhāvaka: 11 definitions


Bhavaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Bhavak.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

bhāvakā (भावका) [or bhāvakādēvī, or भावकादेवी].—f A certain village goddess.

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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

Bhavaka (भवक).—a.

1) Living, existing.

2) Giving a blessing.

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Bhāvaka (भावक).—a. [bhāva svārthe ka]

1) Effecting, bringing about.

2) Promoting any one's welfare; नैते भूतस्य भावकाः (naite bhūtasya bhāvakāḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.88.24.

3) Fancying, imagining.

4) Having a taste for the sublime and beautiful, having a poetic taste.

-kaḥ 1 A feeling, sentiment.

2) The external manifestation of one's sentiments (especially of love).

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

Bhāvaka (भावक).—m.

(-kaḥ) The external expression of amatory sentiments. f.

(-kā) Adj. 1. Effecting. 2. Promoting any one’s welfare. 3. Imagining. 4. Having a poetical taste. E. kan added to the last.

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

Bhāvaka (भावक).—[adjective] causing, effecting, furthering, promoting (—° or [genetive]); fancying, imagining ([genetive] or —°).

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

1) Bhavaka (भवक):—[from bhava] m. (ifc.) = bhava, being, existence (e.g. parārtha-bh, existing for others), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) Bhavakā (भवका):—[from bhavaka > bhava] f. = bhavatat, [Pāṇini 7-3, 45], [vArttika] 3, [Patañjali]

3) Bhāvaka (भावक):—[from bhāva] mfn. ([from] [Causal]) causing to be, effecting ([compound]), [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] promoting any one’s ([genitive case]) welfare, [ib.]

5) [v.s. ...] imagining, fancying ([genitive case] or [compound]), [Aṣṭāvakra-saṃhitā]

6) [v.s. ...] having a taste for the beautiful or poetical, [Daśakumāra-carita]

7) [v.s. ...] singing with expression, [Saṃgīta-sārasaṃgraha]

8) [v.s. ...] m. sentiment, affection, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] the external expression of amatory sentiments, [Horace H. Wilson]

10) Bhāvakā (भावका):—[from bhāvaka > bhāva] f. Name of a female demon ([probably] [wrong reading] for bhāvukā), [Vikramāṅkadeva-carita, by Bilhaṇa]

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

Bhāvaka (भावक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. Outward expression of love or affection.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Bhāvaka (भावक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Bhāvaa, Bhāvaga, Bhāvaḍa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Bhavaka 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bhāvaka (भावक) [Also spelled bhavak]:—(a) apprecitative; (nm) one who is gifted with the faculty of appreciation; hence ~[] (nf)

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhāvaka (ಭಾವಕ):—

1) [noun] causing to be or to happen.

2) [noun] promoting welfare; propitious; auspicious.

3) [noun] making or capable of making mental images of; imagining; fancying.

4) [noun] sensitive to art and beauty; showing good taste; aesthetic.

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Bhāvaka (ಭಾವಕ):—

1) [noun] one’s customary frame of mind; one’s nature or temperament; disposition.

2) [noun] a man who is sensitive to art and beauty and has good taste.

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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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