Kaitava: 14 definitions


Kaitava means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Kaitava (कैतव).—Another name of Ulūka, the son of Śakuni.

2) Kaitava (कैतव).—A country in ancient Bhārata. Mention is made about this country in Mahābhārata, Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 18, Stanza 13).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kaitava (कैतव) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.177.20) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kaitava) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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

kaitava (कैतव).—n S Deceit, fraud, roguery.

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

kaitava (कैतव).—n Roguery, fraud, deceit.

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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

Kaitava (कैतव).—[kitavasya bhāvaḥ karma vā aṇ]

1) Stake in a game; भीमेन राजन्दयितेन दीव्य यत्कैतवं पाण्डव तेऽवशिष्टम् (bhīmena rājandayitena dīvya yatkaitavaṃ pāṇḍava te'vaśiṣṭam) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 2.65.23.

2) Gambling.

3) Falsehood, deceit, fraud, roguery, trick; हृदये वससीति मत्प्रियं यदवोचस्तदवैभि कैतवम् (hṛdaye vasasīti matpriyaṃ yadavocastadavaibhi kaitavam) Kumārasambhava 4.9; R.8.49; Śiśupālavadha 8.32.

4) The lapis lazuli (vaiḍūrya)

-vaḥ 1 A cheat, rogue.

2) A gambler.

3) The Dhattūra plant.

Derivable forms: kaitavam (कैतवम्).

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

Kaitava (कैतव).—n.

(-vaṃ) 1. Deceit, fraud, cheating, roguery. 2. Gambling 3. The lapis lazuli. E. kitava a cheat, &c. aṇ aff.

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

Kaitava (कैतव).—i. e. kitava + a, I. n. 1. A stake, Mahābhārata 2, 2163. 2. Gambling, [Nala] 26, 10. 3. Deceit, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 44. Ii. m. Patron. designation of Ulūka, Mahābhārata 1, 7002.

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

Kaitava (कैतव).—[feminine] ī a deceitful; [feminine] ī & [neuter] fraud, deceit lie.

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

1) Kaitava (कैतव):—mf(ī)n. ([from] kit), deceitful, [Harivaṃśa 7095]

2) m. [patronymic] of Ulūka, [Mahābhārata i, 7002]

3) n. the stake in a game, [Mahābhārata ii, 2163; Nalopākhyāna xxvi, 10]

4) gambling, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) deceit, fraud, cheating, roguery, [Rāmāyaṇa v, 86, 19; Kumāra-sambhava; Bhartṛhari] etc.

6) beryl, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kaitava (कैतव):—(vaṃ) 1. n. Deceit, cheating; gambling; lapis lazuli.

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

Kaitava (कैतव) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Oiava, Kaiava.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kaitava 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kaitava (ಕೈತವ):—

1) [noun] the act of cheating; deceit; fraud; falsehood; a trick.

2) [noun] a game of gambling.

3) [noun] a stake in gambling.

4) [noun] a gambling house.

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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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