Gavi, Gāvī: 10 definitions
Gavi means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala
Gāvī (गावी) is the name of a Ḍākinī who, together with the Vīra (hero) named Gāva forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Medinīcakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the medinīcakra refers to one of the three divisions of the dharma-puṭa (‘dharma layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs [viz., Gāvī] and Vīras are yellow in color; the shapes of their faces are in accordance with their names; they have four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
gāvī : (f.) a cow.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Gāvī, (f.) (see go) Gen. sg. gāviyā (Pug.56=A.II, 207); Nom. pl. gāviyo (SnA 323; VvA.308); Gen. pl. gāvīnaṃ DhA.I, 396; SnA 323; VvA.308).—A cow Vin.I, 193; A.IV, 418; J.I, 50; Ud.8, 49; Vism.525 (in simile); DhA.II, 35; VvA.200. (Page 250)
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Gavi, a tree-like creeper, in —pphala the fruit of a g. Sn.239 (=rukkhavalliphala SnA). (Page 247)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
gavī (गवी).—f (Better gāvī) A smith's pincers.
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gāvī (गावी).—f The pincers, nippers, or tongs (of goldsmiths, braziers, or blacksmiths).Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
gāvī (गावी).—f The pincers, nippers, or tongs.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Gāvī (गावी).—(Pali and Sanskrit Gr. id.), cow: Mahāvastu ii.125.4 (prose) gāvīye, gen. sg.; Sādhanamālā 182.4 and 187.17 (prose) raktavarṇa- gāvī-(text em. go-)-ghṛtena.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Gavī (गवी):—[from gava > gav] a f. ifc. for go, a cow, cattle (See before)
2) [v.s. ...] speech, [Śiśupāla-vadha ii, 68.]
3) Gavi (गवि):—[from gav] ([locative case] sg. of go; in [compound])
4) Gavī (गवी):—[from gav] b f. of va q.v.
5) Gāvī (गावी):—[from gāvāmayanika] f. (in dialect) for go, a cow, [Patañjali [Introduction]] 35; 94; 97, and on [vArttika] 6.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gavī (गवी):—(vī) 3. f. A cow; speech.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Gāvī (गावी):—f. eine dialektische Form für go Kuh [Patañjali] [?a. a. O.1,10,b; vgl. Gebiete des Deutschen 21,238. fg.]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+1): Gavida, Gavidhu, Gavidhuka, Gavidhukayavagu, Gavidhumat, Gavijata, Gavimath, Gavini, Gavinika, Gaviputra, Gavish, Gavisha, Gavishnu, Gavishtha, Gavishthi, Gavishthila, Gavishthilayana, Gavishthira, Gavishthirayana, Gavishti.
Ends with (+9): Aupagavi, Ayogavi, Bahugavi, Bhaggavi, Bhargavi, Bhillagavi, Brahmagavi, Dakshinagavi, Devagavi, Driggavi, Gagavi, Gurugavi, Jaradgavi, Kaladagavi, Kamagavi, Kurangavi, Lugavi, Magavi, Manogavi, Manushyagavi.
Full-text (+28): Strigavi, Manogavi, Gaviputra, Gava, Bhillagavi, Gavishthira, Gavijata, Gavishthila, Kamagavi, Pancagavi, Atanaka, Shamgavi, Goshashasa, Sarvagavi, Gojala, Pancagava, Rajagavi, Godhenu, Jaradgavi, Manushyagavi.
Search found 8 books and stories containing Gavi, Gāvī, Gavī; (plurals include: Gavis, Gāvīs, Gavīs). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 2668-2670 < [Chapter 24b - Arguments against the reliability of the Veda (the Revealed Word)]
Verse 2667 < [Chapter 24b - Arguments against the reliability of the Veda (the Revealed Word)]
Verse 912 < [Chapter 16 - Examination of the Import of Words]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Vedic influence on the Sun-worship in the Puranas (by Goswami Mitali)
Part 17 - Pūṣan (the Pastoral Deity) < [Chapter 2 - Salient Traits of the Solar Divinities in the Veda]
Part 16 - Pūṣan (the Lord of Entire World) < [Chapter 2 - Salient Traits of the Solar Divinities in the Veda]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Parama Samhita (English translation) (by Krishnaswami Aiyangar)