Hava, Hāva: 19 definitions


Hava means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, biology. 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 Hav.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

Hāva (हाव, “intense emotion”).—Bhāva is the first touch of emotion in a mind previously at rest; when the emotion becomes more intense, and finds expression in movements of the eyes, eyebrows, etc., it is called hāva.

The ten hāvas or sṛngāra-ceṣṭās are included among the twenty or twenty-eight ornaments (alankāra) of a heroine, as follows:

  1. lilā, the imitation of the lover;
  2. vilāsa, a flutter of delight,
  3. vicchitti, rearrangement of dress or jewels to enhance loveliness;
  4. vibhrama, confusion or flurry;
  5. kilakiñcita, a combination of anger, tears, joy, fear, etc.;
  6. moṭṭayita, absorption in thoughts of the lover when his name is heard;
  7. kuṭṭamita, feigned anger;
  8. bibboka, feigned indifference;
  9. lalita, graceful swaying or lolling;
  10. vihṛta, silence imposed by modesty.

Strictly speaking, bhāva is mood or feeling unexpressed, hāva is the emotion which finds expression, ceṣṭā the gesture that expresses it.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Hāva (हाव, “emotion ”) should be known as arising from the mind (citta) and manifesting itself in changes of eye-brows and the recaka of the neck, indicative of the Erotic Sentiment.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Hava (हव) refers to the “fire”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “Accompanied by the Sun, Moon and Fire (hava), adorned with the thirteen, endowed with the energy of Sound and the Drop, he is the lord of the seed-syllables in the south. He is the very powerful Bhairava, the king of the Tantras of the south. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Hava in India is the name of a plant defined with Citrullus colocynthis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cucumis colocynthis L. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· The Gardeners Dictionary (1754)
· Species Plantarum
· Index Seminum [Goettingen] (1833)
· Linnaea (1838)
· Garcia Orta, Sér. Bot. (1976)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Hava, (cp. Vedc hava; or hvā to call) calling, challenge Dāvs II.14. (Page 730)

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

havā (हवा).—f ( A) Air or wind. 2 Air as considered with respect to its temperature or medicinal qualities, weather. 3 The region of the air, the heavens or sky. Ex. pakṣī havēnta uḍatāta. 4 This word often answers in the popular use to Climate. havā khāṇēṃ To take an airing; to take the air.

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havā (हवा).—Part of the verb hōṇēṃ, and better written vhāvā.

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hāva (हाव).—m (S) Any feminine act of amorous pastime or tending to excite amorous sensations. 2 pl Blandishments, coquetry, dalliance, the airs and arts of love. 3 pl Commonly hāvabhāva.

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hāva (हाव) [or हांव, hāṃva].—f ē ( A Air, life &c.) Vehement or earnest desire: also earnest hope. v bhara, lāga, & dhara. 2 Spirit, ardor, daring, pluck, mettle, sponk. The word agrees well, although not wholly, with dhamaka q. v. 3 Rumor. hāva ghālaṇēṃ (esp. in poetry.) To cast a longing or strong desire after. Ex. mārjjārēṃ dēkhilā lōṇiyācā gōḷā || lāvuniyā ḍōḷā hāva ghālī ||. hāvahāva karaṇēṃ To fire up eagerly to obtain or get, to catch at, to snap at. hāvabharīṃ bharaṇēṃ or hōṇēṃ To be filled with eagerness or the excitement of desire. hāvēsa or hāvēnēṃ bharaṇēṃ To take up eagerly (some scheme or plan, esp. as extravagant or eccentric); to pursue ardently and with full swing (some lofty or wild project): also to be intensely ambitious or aspiring (in the general tone of one's spirit).

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hāvā (हावा).—Better written vhāvā.

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

havā (हवा).—f Air; weather; climate. havā khāṇēṃ Take the air.

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hāva (हाव).—m Blandishments, coquetry.

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hāva (हाव).—f Earnest desire. Spirit. Rumour. hāva ghālaṇēṃ Cast a longing or strong desire after. hāvahāva karaṇēṃ To fire up eagerly to obtain.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hava (हव).—[hu-a, hve-ap saṃpra°pṛṣo° vā]

1) An oblation, a sacrifice; भीमतामपरोऽम्भोधिसमेऽधित महाहवे (bhīmatāmaparo'mbhodhisame'dhita mahāhave) Śiśupālavadha 19.54.

2) Invocation, prayer.

3) Calling, a call.

4) Order, command.

5) Challenge.

Derivable forms: havaḥ (हवः).

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Hāva (हाव).—[hve-bhāve ghañ ni°, saṃpra° hu-karaṇe ghañ vā, ]

1) A call, calling.

2) Any feminine coquettish gesture calculated to excite amorous sensations, dalliance (of love), blandishments; हावहारि हसितं वचनानां कौशलं दृशि विकारविशेषाः (hāvahāri hasitaṃ vacanānāṃ kauśalaṃ dṛśi vikāraviśeṣāḥ) Śiśupālavadha 1.13; जगुः सरागं ननृतुः सहावम् (jaguḥ sarāgaṃ nanṛtuḥ sahāvam) Bhaṭṭikāvya 3.43; गतैः सहावैः कलहंसविक्रमम् (gataiḥ sahāvaiḥ kalahaṃsavikramam) Kirātārjunīya 8.29. (हाव (hāva) is thus defined by उज्ज्वल- मणि (ujjvala- maṇi) :-ग्रीवारेचकसंयुक्तो भ्रूनेत्रादिविकासकृत् । भावादीषत् प्रकाशो यः स हाव इति कथ्यते (grīvārecakasaṃyukto bhrūnetrādivikāsakṛt | bhāvādīṣat prakāśo yaḥ sa hāva iti kathyate) || see S. D.127 also.

Derivable forms: hāvaḥ (हावः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Hava (हव) or Havaca.—see s.v. havava.

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

Hava (हव).—m.

(-vaḥ) 1. Sacrifice, oblation. 2. Call, calling. 3. Order, command. 4. Challenging, defying. 5. Invocation, prayer. E. hu to sacrifice, or hve to call, ap aff.

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Havā (हवा).—or havāva Ind. A term implying undoubtedly, certainly: see hi.

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Hāva (हाव).—m.

(-vaḥ) 1. Any feminine act of amorous pastime, or tending to excite amorous sensations, coquetry, blandishment, dalliance. 2. Calling. E. hveñ to call, (to incite passion,) aff. ghañ; or hu, ghañ aff.

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

Hava (हव).—m., I. hu + a, m. Sacrifice, oblation. Ii. hve (q. cf.), + a, 1. Calling, Chr. 288, 10 = [Rigveda.] i. 48, 10; 292, 2 = [Rigveda.] i. 86, 2. 2. Challenging. 3. Order.

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Hāva (हाव).—i. e. hve + a, m. 1. Calling. 2. Coquetry, dalliance, [Indralokāgamana] 2, 32; cf. Bharata, ap. Sch. ad [Nalodya, (ed. Benary.)] 2, 55.

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

Hava (हव).—1. [masculine] sacrifice.

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Hava (हव).—2. [adjective] calling; [masculine] [neuter] call, invocation.

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Hāva (हाव).—[masculine] calling, a call.

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

1) Hava (हव):—1a m. ([from] √hu) an oblation, burnt offering, sacrifice, [Śiśupāla-vadha]

2) fire or the god of fire, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) 2a mfn. ([from] √hve or ; for 1. See p. 1293, col. 2)

4) calling, [Ṛg-veda]

5) m. call, invocation, [ib.; Atharva-veda]

6) direction, order, command, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) Hāva (हाव):—[from hava] a m. calling, alluring, dalliance, blandishment (collective Name of ten coquettish gestures of women, beginning with līlā q.v.), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

8) Hava (हव):—[from hu] 1b etc. See p. 1293, col. 2.

9) [from hve] 2b etc. See p.1294, [columns] 1 and 2.

10) Hāva (हाव):—[from hve] b etc. See p.1294, [columns] 1 and 2.

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

1) Hava (हव):—(vaḥ) 1. m. Sacrifice; calling; command; defying.

2) Havā (हवा):—adv. Certainly.

3) Hāva (हाव):—(vaḥ) 1. m. Coquetry, dalliance; calling.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Hāva (हाव) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Hāva.

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Hava in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Havā (हवा):—(nf) air, wind, breeze; ~[khorī] a stroll, walk; ~[cakkī] a wind-mill; ~[dāra] airy; well-ventilated; ~[dārī] ventilation; -[pānī] climate; ~[bāja] an airman; a talltalker, braggadocio; ~[bājī] airmanship; tall talk, bragging; ~[māra] anti-aircraft; ~[māra topa] an anti-aircraft gun; ~[saha] windproof; -[] very slight, flimsy; —[ukhaḍanā] to suffer a set-back to one’s reputation; —[uḍanā] a rumour to be afloat; news to go round; —[uḍānā] to give currency to a rumour; to make a false propaganda; —[kā gujara na honā] to be inaccessible/impossible (for anyone or anybody) to pass through; —[kā rukha jānanā] to know which way the wind is blowing; —[kā rukha dokhanā] to see which way the cat jumps, the cult of jumping cat; to have/keep an ear to the ground; to fly a kite; to wait and watch; to move according to the whirligig of time; —[kā rukha batānā] to forecast the shape of things to come; —[ke ghoḍe para savāra honā] to be in a terrible hurry; —[ke rukha jānā] to flow downstream; to move in the direction of the wind; to move according to the times; —[khānā] to go for a walk, to enjoy fresh air; to fail to achieve; ([kahīṃ kī) -khānā] to go/pay a visit (to a particular place); —[khilānā] to cause to fail; to inflict failure; ([kahīṃ ko)-khilānā] to cause to go (to a particular place); —[garama honā] the air to have a touch of warmth; to be in great demand; —[giranā] to have a slump/depression; —[choḍanā] to dismiss foul air; —[dekhakara pīṭha denā] to take a turn after assessing the turn of events, to judge things and act accordingly; —[dekhanā] to watch which way the wind blows; —[denā] to instigate, to provoke; —[na lagane denā] to allow none to have an inkling of; —[palaṭanā] the shape of things to undergo a change; the direction of the wind to change; —[pīkara/phāṃka kara rahanā] to go without meals (said ironically); —[pheṃkanā] to discharge a jet/blast of air; —[nikālanā] to deflate; ~[baṃda] airtight; —[badalanā] things to change; —[baṃdhanā] the air to become still; a reputation/name to be earned; —[batānā] to try to tell off; to dilly dally; —[bāṃdhanā] to earn a reputation/name; to boast, to brag; —[bigaḍanā] the atmosphere to be polluted/poisoned; to be in a tight corner; —[bhara jānā] to be inflated; to be puffed up, to be full of pride; —[laganā] to feel the touch of air; to be possessed (by an evil spirit); to be puffed up; to be influenced by; —[laganā, kisī kī] to have an adverse effect of somebody’s company; —[se bāta karanā] to be moving at a terrible speed; to talk in the air; —[se laḍanā] to be out to pick up a quarrel; to fight without any provocation/without the existence of a second party; to be too truculent; —[ho jānā] to disappear; to flee, to run away.

2) Hāva (हाव) [Also spelled hav]:—(nm); -[bhāva] gestures, blandishments; amorous dalliance (of a woman).

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Hava (हव) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Bhū.

2) Hāva (हाव) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Hāpa.

3) Hāva (हाव) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Hāva.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Hava (ಹವ):—[noun] = ಹವಾ [hava].

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Havā (ಹವಾ):—

1) [noun] air.

2) [noun] the general condition of the atmosphere at a particular place and time with respect to wind, temperature, cloudiness, moisture, pressure, etc.; weather.

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Hāva (ಹಾವ):—

1) [noun] an inviting to come somewhere or do something; an invitation.

2) [noun] the action of a woman who tries to get men’s attention and admiration.

3) [noun] (dance.) any of several gestures used to convey feelings, intentions, significance, etc.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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