Cavya: 6 definitions

Introduction

Cavya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Chavya.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Botanical identification of plants described in Mādhava Cikitsā

Cavya (चव्य) refers to the medicinal plant Piper chaba Hunter Syn. Piper retrofractum Vahl., the fruits of which are also known as Gajapippalī.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Cavya (चव्य) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Piper brachystachyum Wall.” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning cavya] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cavya (चव्य).—n S A kind of long pepper, Piper chavya. Rox.

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cavyā (चव्या).—f S Orris root.

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cavyā (चव्या).—m (cau) The four of a suit of cards. 2 A throw of four with dice.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cavyā (चव्या).—A kind of pepper. L. D. B.

See also (synonyms): cavi, cavika, cavyaka.

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Cavya (चव्य).—A kind of vegetable, pepper (Mar. cavaka); ग्रन्थिकं च पलां चव्यम् (granthikaṃ ca palāṃ cavyam)... Śiva. B.3.

Derivable forms: cavyam (चव्यम्).

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

Cavya (चव्य).—nf.

(-vyaṃ-vyā) A variety of pepper, (Piper chavya, Rox.) f.

(-vyā) Orris root. E. carv to be eaten, karmaṇi ṇyat affix and deriv. irr.

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

Cavya (चव्य).—[neuter] ā [feminine] a sort of pepper.

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

1) Cavya (चव्य):—[from cavana] n. idem, [Suśruta i, iv, vi]

2) Cavyā (चव्या):—[from cavya > cavana] f. idem, [41, 39]

3) [v.s. ...] the cotton plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] = vacā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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