Kauravya: 14 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kauravya (कौरव्य).—A noble serpent which was born of Airāvata. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 218, Stanza 18).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kauravya (कौरव्य).—A sage.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 200. 7.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kauravya (कौरव्य) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.35.13, I.52.11, I.57, , II.31.8, II.48.24, V.101.15/V.103, VI.10.53, VIII.30.73) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kauravya) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa (itihasa)

Kauravya is the name of a Serpent (sarpa) mentioned in the thirty-fifth chapter (verses 4-17) of the Ādiparva of the Mahābhārata.—Accordingly, Sauti, on being implored by Śaunaka to name all the serpents in the course of the sarpa-sattra, tells him that it is humanly impossible to give a complete list because of their sheer multiplicity; but would name the prominent ones in accordance with their significance [e.g., Kauravya].

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kauravya (कौरव्य).—[kuru-ṇya P.IV.1.151]

1) A descendant of Kuru; कौरव्यवंशदावेऽस्मिन् क एष शलभायते (kauravyavaṃśadāve'smin ka eṣa śalabhāyate) Ve.1.19; कौरव्याः पशवः प्रियापरिभवक्लेशोपशान्तिः फलम् (kauravyāḥ paśavaḥ priyāparibhavakleśopaśāntiḥ phalam) 25; कौरव्ये कृतहस्तता पुनरियं देवे यथा सीरिणि (kauravye kṛtahastatā punariyaṃ deve yathā sīriṇi) 6.12.

2) A ruler of the Kurus.

Derivable forms: kauravyaḥ (कौरव्यः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kauravya (कौरव्य).—(= Pali Koravya, which is read in best ms. of Avadāna-śataka also), name of a king of Sthūlakoṣṭhaka: Avadāna-śataka ii.118.6.

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

Kauravya (कौरव्य).—m.

(-vyaḥ) An ancestor or descendant of Kuru. E. kuru, and ṇya aff.

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

Kauravya (कौरव्य).—i. e. kuru + ya, I. m. 1. A descendant of Kuru, Mahābhārata 14, 2521. 2. The name of a Nāga or serpent, Mahābhārata 1, 5558. Ii. adj. Belonging to the Kurus, Mahābhārata 14, 2484.

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

Kauravya (कौरव्य).—[masculine] the same, also [Name] of a people.

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Kauravya (कौरव्य).—[masculine] the same, also [Name] of a people.

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

1) Kauravya (कौरव्य):—[from kaurava] m. (gaṇas tikādi and bhargādi) [patronymic] [from] Kuru, descendant of Kuru, [Atharva-veda xx, 127, 8] (kauravya), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xii; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a Nāga (father of Ulūpī), [Mahābhārata i]

3) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] = pāṇḍavās, [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a people, [Mahābhārata vi, 362.]

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

Kauravya (कौरव्य):—(vyaḥ) 1. m. Idem.

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

Kauravyā (कौरव्या) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Koraviā, Koravva.

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Kauravya 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

Kauravya (ಕೌರವ್ಯ):—[noun] = ಕೌರವ [kaurava]2 - 1.

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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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