Kavada, Kavaḍa: 7 definitions



Kavada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Kavada (“coloured border of a cloth”) is one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Kurubas (a tribe of South India). The Kurubas are sub-divided into clans or gumpus, each having a headman or guru called a gaudu, who gives his name to the clan. And the clans are again sub-divided into gotras or septs (viz., Kavada).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kavaḍa (कवड).—f C (karōṭī S) A half of a divided cocoanut.

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kavaḍā (कवडा).—m The Francoline partridge. 2 A large sort of cowrie. 3 fig. A dusky film over the eye, the web. 4 Ragged clouds, or broken state of the clouds. ka0 miraviṇēṃ gen. of the governed noun. To display or sport the badge or token of. (From the practice of the dēvībhakta or bhutyā, who bind kavaḍē or a huge kavaḍā around their neck.) Ex. āpalē kavi- tvācā ka0 miravī sadhana sabhēpuḍhāṃ ||.

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kavāḍa (कवाड).—n (kavāṭa S) A door.

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kāvaḍa (कावड).—f A bamboo lath provided with slings at each end; for the conveyance across the shoulder of pitchers, baskets &c. 2 In the play of viṭī- dāṇḍū A score or a bout.

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kāvāḍa (कावाड).—n (Properly kavāḍa) A door.

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

kavaḍa (कवड).—f A half of a divided cocoanut.

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kavaḍā (कवडा).—m The francoline partridge, a large sort of cowrie. A dusky film over the eye. Ragged clouds.

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kavāḍa (कवाड).—n A door.

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kāvaḍa (कावड).—f A bamboo lath for carrying pitchers, &c.

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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

Kavaḍa (कवड).—Water for washing the mouth.

Derivable forms: kavaḍaḥ (कवडः).

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

Kavaḍa (कवड).—m. (Sanskrit id. in sense of mouth-rinsing water; Sanskrit kavala in both senses), morsel, mouthful (of food): Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 234.5; Divyāvadāna 290.23 etc. See next.

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

Kāvāda (कावाद).—m.

(-daḥ) Indistinct sound. E. for ku bad vāda, speech.

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

1) Kavaḍa (कवड):—m. a mouthful of water etc., water for rinsing the mouth, [Suśruta]

2) (cf. kavala.)

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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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