Karavika, Karavīka: 6 definitions


Karavika means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

One of the seven mountains surrounding Sineru (SnA.ii.443; Sp.i.119; Vsm.206; DhsA.298). Between Karavika and Isadhara lay a Sidantarasamudda. J.vi.125; see also Mtu.ii.300, where it is called Khadiraka, and Divy.217, 450.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

karavīka : (m.) the Indian cuckoo.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Karavīka, same J. V, 204, 416; Vv 364; Vism. 112, 206; VvA. 166, 219.

—bhāṇin speaking like the cuckoo, i.e. with a clear and melodious voice, one of the mahāpurisa-lakkhaṇas D. II, 20=III, 144=173=M. II, 137, etc.; cp. Dial. II. 17 n. and BSk. kalaviṅka-manojña-bhāṣin Sp. Av. Ś I. 371 (Index p. 225, where references to Lalitavist. are given). (Page 196)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Karavīka (करवीक):—m. Name of a mountain.

[Sanskrit to German]

Karavika 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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