Guvaka, aka: Guvāka, Gūvāka; 3 Definition(s)


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India history and geogprahy

Guvāka.—cf. sa-guvāka-nārikela (IE 8-5); arecanut palms, the enjoyment of which was not allowed to the ordinary ten- ants. H Note: guvāka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Guvāka (गुवाक) or Gūvāka (गूवाक).—The betel-nut tree.

Derivable forms: guvākaḥ (गुवाकः), gūvākaḥ (गूवाकः).

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Gūvāka (गूवाक).—See गुवाक (guvāka).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Guvāka (गुवाक).—m.

(-kaḥ) The betelnut tree, (Areca faufel or catechu.) E. gu to stool, affix āka, and u converted to uva irregularly.

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Gūvāka (गूवाक).—m.

(-kaḥ) The betelnut tree: see guvāka.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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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Sa-guvāka-nārikera.—(EI 12), sometimes with nālikela in place of nārikera; ‘together with the a...
Guvāka-nārikel-ādikaṃ-laggāvayitvā.—refers to the right of planting arecanut and coconut palms ...
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Ghoṇṭā (घोण्टा).—f. (-ṇṭhā) 1. The jujube, (Zizyphus jujuba.) 2. The betelnut tree: see guvāka....
Karabhaṭṭa (करभट्ट).—m. (-ṭṭaḥ) The betel nut tree: see guvakā.

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