Javadhika, Javādhika, Java-adhika: 7 definitions


Javadhika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

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Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Javādhika (जवाधिक) refers to “(those birds who are) swift in flight”, according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, [while discussing the yellow-eyed division of hawks]: “There are four kinds of Vāsa. [...] The Dhāvanās are spare in body and delicate in make, but are swift in flight (javādhika)”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Javadhika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Javādhika (जवाधिक).—a fleet horse, a courser.

Derivable forms: javādhikaḥ (जवाधिकः).

Javādhika is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms java and adhika (अधिक).

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

Javādhika (जवाधिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Very quick. m.

(-kaḥ) A fleet horse, a courser. E. java speed, and adhika exceeding. javena adhikaḥ .

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

1) Javādhika (जवाधिक):—[from java] mf(ā)n. swifter (in course), [Kathāsaritsāgara lxvii, 7]

2) [v.s. ...] extremely swift (a courser), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Javādhika (जवाधिक):—[javā+dhika] (kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a. Very swift or fleet. 1. m. A fleet horse.

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Javadhika 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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