Kadavaka, Kaḍavaka: 3 definitions


Kadavaka 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

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Google Books: Indian Kāvya Literature

Kaḍavaka refers to a poetical body, as commonly used in the works of Svayambhū. Every kaḍavaka has its ‘refrain’ verse at the end, usually marked ghattā in the manuscripts. It appears that Svayambhū uses the term paddhaṭikā for the main part of a kaḍavak (which is usually ‘eight rhymes’) as well as for the metre commonly used for it (see for example Chandolakṣaṇa pp. 98-9, a set of eight rhymes printed as four verses).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaḍavaka (कडवक).—A section of a great poem written in an अपभ्रंश (apabhraṃśa) dialect; S. D.

Derivable forms: kaḍavakam (कडवकम्).

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

Kaḍavaka (कडवक):—n. a section of a great poem written in an Apabhraṃśa dialect, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa 562.]

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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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