Hevaka, Hevāka: 6 definitions


Hevaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Kavya (poetry)

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Hevāka (हेवाक) in Sanskrit refers to “habit, practice”, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—(JOIB XV p. 456).

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Hevaka.—(IA 18), love or desire; same as Arabic hawwa. Note: hevaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hevāka (हेवाक).—Ardent or intense desire, eagerness; (this word, like the word laṭabha q. v., is used only by later writers like Kalhaṇa, Bilhaṇa, and is probably derived from Persian or Arabic, cf. Mar. hevā); अस्मिन्नासीत्तदनु निबिडाश्लेषहेवाकलीलविल्लद्बाहुक्वणितवलया संततं राजलक्ष्मीः (asminnāsīttadanu nibiḍāśleṣahevākalīlavilladbāhukvaṇitavalayā saṃtataṃ rājalakṣmīḥ) Vikr.18. 11; cf. हेवाकिन् (hevākin) below.

Derivable forms: hevākaḥ (हेवाकः).

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

Hevāka (हेवाक).—m.

(-kaḥ) Fondness, eagerness. A word of doubtful origin, probably Arabic, and found only in later writers.

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

Hevāka (हेवाक):—m. (said to be [from] Marāṭhī hevā, ‘ardent desire’) a whim, caprice, [Vikramāṅkadeva-carita, by Bilhaṇa; Āryavidyā-sudhākara]

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

Hevāka (हेवाक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Hevāga.

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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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