Kavasha, Kavaṣa: 9 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Kavasha 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.

The Sanskrit term Kavaṣa can be transliterated into English as Kavasa or Kavasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kavaṣa (कवष).—A sage and father of Tura. Invited for Yudhiṣṭhira's sacrifice; came to see Parīkṣit practising prāyopaveśa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 37; X. 74. 7; I. 19. 10.
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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

kāvasā (कावसा).—m An avenger; a vindicator or an es- pouser of one's part; an afforder of protection or shelter; any asylum or refuge (subsisting in a person or a place). Ex. pāṇḍuraṅga abhimānī jīva- dānī kō0 || aisā tū kṛpāḷū āpulyā dāsācā || hōśī kō0 sācā saṅkaṭīñcā || mhaṇōni bhāvārthu tō aisā || arjuna maitriyēcā kō0 ॥. v with of o. as indicating the afforder or giver; v kara with g. of o. as indicating the beneficiary or seeker.

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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

Kavaṣa (कवष).—a. Ved. Sounding, creaking (as the door).

-ṣaḥ 1 A shield.

2) Name of a Ṛiṣi (kavaṣa ailūṣa); Rv.7.18.12.

See also (synonyms): kavaṣ.

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Kavasa (कवस).—

1) An armour.

2) A prickly shrub.

Derivable forms: kavasaḥ (कवसः).

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

Kavasa (कवस).—m.

(-saḥ) Armour, mail. E. ku to sound, and asa Unadi affix; also kavaca.

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

Kavaṣa (कवष).—([feminine] kapaṣī) gaping, opened wide.

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

1) Kavaṣa (कवष):—[from kavaṣ] mf(ī)n. opened (as the legs), [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a shield, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] (or kavaṣa ailūṣa) Name of a Ṛṣi (son of Ilūṣa by a slave girl, and author of several hymns in the tenth Maṇḍala of the Ṛg-veda; when the Ṛṣis were performing a sacrifice on the banks of the Sarasvatī he was expelled as an impostor and as unworthy to drink of the water, being the son of a slave; it was only when the gods had shown him special favour that he was readmitted to their society), [Ṛg-veda vii, 18, 12; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa ii, 19]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a Muni, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of the author of a Dharma-śāstra.

6) Kavasa (कवस):—m. ([from] √3. ku, [Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 2]) armour, mail, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) a prickly shrub (cf. kavaca.)

8) Kāvaṣa (कावष):—n. ([from] kavaṣ), Name of a Sāman.

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

Kavasa (कवस):—(saḥ) 1. m. Armour, mail.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Kavaṣa (कवष):—

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Kavasa (कवस):—m. Panzer [Die Uṇādi-Affixe 4, 2.] — Vgl. kavaca .

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Kāvaṣa (कावष):—(von kavaṣa) n. Name eines Sāman [Weber’s Indische Studien 3, 213.]

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Kavaṣa (कवष):—

1) nach Comm. zu [Taittirīyabrāhmaṇa 3, 376] = kavāṭavatīḥ Flügelthüren.

3) ailūṣīputra [Weber’s Indische Studien 3, 459.] ailūṣa [212.] Verfasser eines Dharmaśāstra [Oxforder Handschriften 270,a,23.]

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Kavasa (कवस):—m. = saṃnāha und kaṇṭakajāti [UJJVAL.] zu [Uṇādisūtra 4, 2.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Kavaṣa (कवष):——

1) Adj. (accentuirt nur f. kavaṣī) dass. kavaṣorū d.i. kavaṣā ūrū die Schenkel ausgespreizt.

2) m. Nomen proprium verschiedener Männer.

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Kavasa (कवस):—m.

1) Panzer.

2) eine best. dornige Pflanze.

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Kāvaṣa (कावष):—n. Name verschiedener Sāman.

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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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