Cavana, Cavaṇa, Cāvanā: 7 definitions



Cavana means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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 Chavana.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: University of Cambridge: Jainism

Cavaṇa (चवण) in Prakrit refers to “descent on earth” and represents one of the twenty-four Daṇḍakas (“parameters relating to the description of living beings”).—The most common list of daṇḍakas has 24 terms in Prakrit. This has been the starting point of a variety of works, among which the Caturviṃśatidaṇḍaka by Gajasāra stands as a classic.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

cavana : (nt.) 1. shifting; 2. falling away; 3. death. || cāvanā (f.) making to shift.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Cavana, (nt.) (from cavati) shifting, moving, passing away, only in °dhamma doomed to fall, destined to decease D. I, 18, 19; III, 31, 33; M. I, 326; It. 76; J. IV, 484; VI, 482 (°dhammatā). (Page 264)

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Cāvanā, (f.) moving, shifting, disappearance Vin. III, 112 (ṭhānato); Sdhp. 61 (id.). (Page 265)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cavaṇā (चवणा).—m (cava) A taste or taking to; an acquired liking or fondness. 2 An ill-habit, a way, a trick.

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cavanā (चवना).—m (Or cavaṇā) A taste or liking: also an ill-habit.

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

cavaṇā (चवणा).—m A taste or taking to. An ill- habit, a way, a trick.

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

Cavana (चवन):—n. Piper Chaba, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Cavana (चवन):—n. Piper Chaba [Madanapāla’s Madanavinoda 35,363.]

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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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