Havi: 6 definitions


Havi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Havi (हवि).—A god of Sutārā group.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 90.

1b) A son of Cākṣuṣa Manu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 4. 41.

1c) An oblation; often comes with kavyam; a compound word, havyakavyam.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 7. 25; 22. 59.

1d) A deva of the Harita group.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 88.

1e) One of the ten branches of Supārā group of devas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 94.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

havi (हवि).—n (S havis) Any article (as clarified butter, rice &c.) to be offered or fit for offering by fire to the deities.

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

havi (हवि).—n An article of offering to deities by fire.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Havi (हवि):—(nm) see [haviṣya].

2) Hāvī (हावी):—(a) dominant; —[honā] to dominate.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Havi (हवि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Havis.

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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

Havi (ಹವಿ):—

1) [noun] anything that is offered to a god as an oblation.

2) [noun] clarified butter; ghee.

3) [noun] water.

4) [noun] Śiva.

5) [noun] the act of offering with fire; oblation.

6) [noun] that anything that is generally eaten; food.

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Havi (ಹವಿ):—[noun] fire.

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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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