Kavala: 18 definitions

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Kavala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, biology. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kaval.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Kavala (कवल):—Holding the little quantity of liquid (medicinal decoctions / luke warm water / medicinal oils) in buccal cavity , make it move briskly inside and spitting out.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kavala (कवल) refers to “devouring”, according to the Jayadrathayāmala verse 2.26.23cd-30ab.—Accordingly, “Now I will tell (you) the supreme teaching concerning Carcikā by just knowing which one attains every accomplishment. One should visualize (Carcikā) as very thin (and old), her face brilliant and frightening with her fierce gaze. She is (dark) like black lightning and is engaged in devouring the triple world (trailokya-kavala-udyatā). She has one face and three eyes and two arms and is adorned with a corpse. She is mounted on a buffalo and leather made of human skin is (under her) buttock. (Her) garland is made of human entrails and (she is) adorned with snakes”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Kavāla (कवाल).—The village Kavāla in the Krimilāviṣaya known from old seals found at Nālandā can be identified with modern Kawāli not far from Valgūdar. The viṣaya or district of Kṛmilā is also mentioned in the records of the Pālas of Bengal and Bihar.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kavala [കവള] in the Malayalam language is the name of a plant identified with Dioscorea oppositifolia L. from the Dioscoreaceae (Yam) family having the following synonyms: Dioscorea opposita. For the possible medicinal usage of kavala, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Kavala [ಕವಳ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Carissa carandas L. from the Apocynaceae (Oleander) family having the following synonyms: Arduina carandas, Echites spinosus, Jasminonerium carandas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

1) Kavala (कवल).—&c. For kavala and its compounds see under kaula.

kavala (कवल).—m S pop. kavaḷa m A mouthful. Ex. na baḷa prēkṣī parī yati hastīcā vāhatāṃ gaḷē kavaḷa.

2) kavaḷa (कवळ).—f n C Loppings of bushes. 2 (kava) A quantity embraced: also the embrace, the comprehension of the arms extended circularly and meeting. 3 m The pin or wedge of the rumaṇī or plough-handle. 4 An application of hot leaves (to foment). 5 n f also m pl P (For kāvīḷa). A disorder of the bile producing jaundice.

3) kavaḷā (कवळा).—m From kava and used in the second sense of kavaḷa.

kavaḷā (कवळा).—a From kōmala and used for the commoner word kōvaḷā.

4) kavāla (कवाल).—m ( A) A singer (esp. of airs called khyāla or ) 2 That variety of song.

5) kavālā (कवाला).—m ( A) A deed of purchase (of lands or houses), a title-deed.

6) kāvala (कावल).—n An old and worn metal vessel. Applied also to any thin and incompetent vessel. Ex. hēṃ kharēñca kā0 kāvaḷyācyā gaḷyānta bāndha.

kāvala (कावल) [or ली, lī].—or lyā a Worn and wasted--a metal vessel. Applied also to timber (a beam, post &c.) thin, feeble, and inadequate, or insecteaten into a powdery state; and sometimes to worm-eaten vegetables.

7) kāvalā (कावला).—m A trench or channel dug to carry off water.

8) kāvaḷā (कावळा).—m (kāka S) A crow. Pr. kā0 sāṛyāñcā gū khāīla paṇa kāvaḷyācā kōṇa khāīla? Used in reprobating a prodigy of filthiness, baseness, or meanness. 2 Applied to the stile of the flower agastā, which is curved in the form of the figure . 3 fig. The central filament of the filaments composing the flower which tips and precedes each plantain. These filaments are boiled as a pot-herb, but the central one, being dry and hard, is rejected. 4 The fruit of the creeper kāvaḷī. 5 gōṇḍā or tasselsurmounting the pole which is erected upon the packsaddle of a leader or some leaders of a bullock train. kāvaḷāṃ mōtyāpōvaḷyācā cārā kāya upayōgī What cares the crow for pearls and coral? kāvaḷā śivalā The crow has touched (the offering or piṇḍa). Said on the eleventh day after a death when the crow accepts the food presented. See kākasparśa. Said also to a little child in satisfaction of his puzzle on discovering or hearing about a woman's impurity. gharānta nāhīṃ śīta kāvaḷyāṃsa āmantraṇa (dēṇēṃ-karaṇēṃ) To be recklessly lavish of invitations or promises although in the deepest poverty. pāṇḍharē kāvaḷē jēthēṃ asatāta tikaḍē jāvēṃ (To find out where black swans dwell and to repair thither.) To quit the company of men. Applied also correspondingly with "Get along with you--You go to Bath--Mind your own business."

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

1) Kavala (कवल) [-ḷa, -ळ].—m A mouthful.

2) kavaḷa (कवळ).—f n Loppings of bushes. A quan- tity embraced.

3) kavālā (कवाला).—m A deed of purchase, a titledeed.

4) kāvala (कावल).—n An old and worn metal vessel. Worn and wasted.

5) kāvaḷā (कावळा).—m crow. kāvaḷyācyā śāpānēṃ gāī marata nasatāta Persons of worth are not hurt by the vile abuse of the wicked.

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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

Kavala (कवल).—[kena jalena valate calati, val-ac Tv.]

1) A mouthful; आस्वादवद्भिः कवलैस्तृणानाम् (āsvādavadbhiḥ kavalaistṛṇānām) R.2.5; :9.59; कवलच्छेदेषु संपादिताः (kavalacchedeṣu saṃpāditāḥ) Uttararāmacarita 3.16.

2) A gargle.

Derivable forms: kavalaḥ (कवलः), kavalam (कवलम्).

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

Kavala (कवल).—m.

(-laḥ) 1. A mouthful. 2. A kind of fish, commonly Baliya. 3. An astringent wash for cleaning the mouth, a gargle. E. ka the head, water, &c. and vala to be strong, ac aff.

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

Kavala (कवल).— (cf. kavi, iii.), m. 1. A mouthful, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 22; a morsel, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 41, 9. 2. Water for rinsing the mouth, [Suśruta] 1, 39, 3.

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

Kavala (कवल).—[masculine] mouthful, bit, morsel; — gulf.*

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

1) Kavala (कवल):—m. (n. ?) a mouthful (as of water etc.)

2) a morsel, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa; Manu-smṛti; Bhartṛhari]

3) a wash for cleansing the mouth, gargle, [Suśruta]

4) a kind of fish (commonly Baliya), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kavala (कवल):—(laḥ) 1. m. A mouthful; a kind of fish; a gargle.

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

Kavala (कवल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kavala.

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Kavala 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kavala (कवल) [Also spelled kaval]:—(nm) a morsel, mouthful; ~[lita] devoured, swallowed, eaten.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Kavala (कवल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kavala.

2) Kavāla (कवाल) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kapāṭa.

2) Kavāla has the following synonyms: Kavāḍa.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kavala (ಕವಲ):—

1) [noun] a mouthful of food.

2) [noun] a washing of the mouth (by rinsing othe throat with a liquid kept in motion by the slow expulsion of air from the lungs).

3) [noun] a preparation made of betel leaf, betel nut, lime and spices, used to chew.

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Kavaḷa (ಕವಳ):—[noun] the plant Carissa carandas of Apocynaceae family.

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Kavaḷa (ಕವಳ):—

1) [noun] a mouthful of food; a small, round lump or mass of; a bolus.

2) [noun] a washing of the mouth (by rinsing the throat with a liquid kept in motion by the slow expulsion of air from the lungs).

3) [noun] a preparation made of betel leaf, betel nut, lime and spices, used to chew.

4) [noun] ಕವಳವನ್ನು ಕತ್ತರಿಸು [kavalavannu kattarisu] kavaḷavannu kattarisu (derog.) to have food; to eat one’s meals.

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Kavāla (ಕವಾಲ):—[noun] a seller of toddy, liquor, etc.; a distiller of liquors.

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Kāvaḷa (ಕಾವಳ):—

1) [noun] the state of being somewhat dark; dimness.

2) [noun] a large mass of water vapor condensed to fine particles, at or just above the earth’s surface; thick, obscuring mist; fog.

3) [noun] a similar mass of smoke, dust, etc. obscuring the atmosphere.

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Kāvaḷa (ಕಾವಳ):—[noun] (mus.) a particular combination of musical notes.

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Kāvaḻa (ಕಾವೞ):—[noun] = ಕಾವಲಿ [kavali]1 - 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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