Carvya: 8 definitions



Carvya 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Charvya.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Carvya (चर्व्य) refers to one of the six types of food (anna) according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Vālmīkirāmāyaṇa gives us a five-fold classification of food items [...]. Mahābhārata gives a four-fold classification. Later Kālidasa, Nalapākadarpaṇa and many other treatises give the earlier five-fold classification. Bhāvamiśra and Raghunātha add a sixth category known as carvya to this classification. Thus according to Raghunātha foodstuffs (āhāra) are of six types on the basis of the process by which they are in-taken.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Carvya (चर्व्य).—p. [carv karmaṇi ṇyat yat vā] To be chewed, chewable.

-rvyam Solid food, such as requires mastication.

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

Carvyā (चर्व्या) or Carvvyā.—mfn.

(-rvyaḥ-rvyā-rvyaṃ) To be chewed. n.

(-rvyaṃ) Solid fooed, requiring mastication. E. carv to chew, ṇyat yat vā affix; also carvaṇīya carvitavya.

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

Carvya (चर्व्य):—[from carv] mfn. chewable, [Brahma-purāṇa]

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

Carvya (चर्व्य):—[(rvvyaḥ-rvvyā-rvvyaṃ) a.] That should be chewed. n. Solid food.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Carvya (चर्व्य):—Adj. was zerkaut wird.

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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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