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Kavi, 4 Definition(s)

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Kavi means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Hinduism

Purāṇa

1a) Kavi (कवि).—A son of Kṛṣṇa and Kālindī.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 61. 14; 90. 34.

1b) A son of Dakṣinā and Yajña; a Tuṣita god.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 1. 7-8.

1c) A son of Bhṛgu (Prāṇa—Burnouf) and father of the great Śukrācārya.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 1. 45.

1d) A son of Prīyavrata and Barhiṣmati. Remained a bachelor all life, being engaged in ātmavidyā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 1. 25-26.

1e) A son of Ṛṣabha and a bhāgavata. A sage who expounded to Nimi the bhāgavata dharma.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 4. 11; XI. 2. 21, 33-43[1].

1f) A surname of Brahmā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VII. 9. 34.

1g) A son of Śrāddradeva and Śraddhā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 1. 12.

1h) A son of Vaivasvata Manu. Left kingdom and its pleasures, and became devoted to Hari. Attained Parabrahman at an early age.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 1. 12; 2. 15.

1i) A son of Duritakṣaya.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 21. 19.

1j) Is Uśīrāgni; the Agni who married Svadhā; after him came Kāvyas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 10. 85; Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 29.

1k) The father of Bhautya.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 51.

1l) A god of Sutāra group.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 89.

1m) A sage of the Tāmasa epoch; a mantrakṛt.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 15; 145. 103.

1n) One of the seven sons of Kauśika.*

  • * B. 20. 3.

1o) The son of Urukṣava and Viśālā, became a Brāhmaṇa, and one of the three best maharṣis among the Kāvyas.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 49. 39.

1p) A son of Śveta; avatār of the 23rd dvāpara.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 205.

1q) Sons of, originators of Pitṛs with forms; their daughter Gauh belonging to dvija gaṇa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 73. 35-36.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

about this context:

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

General definition (in Hinduism)

1) Kavi (कवि):—One of the ten sons of Śrāddhadeva (current Manu) and Śraddhā. In other places this name is replaced with Nābhāga (not to be confused with Nabhaga) (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa)

2) Kavi (कवि):—One of the sons of Duritakṣaya (son of Mahāvīrya). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.21.19-20)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

In Buddhism

Pali

Kavi, (Vedic kavi) a poet S. I, 38; II, 267; Dāvs. I, 10; four classes enumd at A. II, 230 & DA. I, 95, viz. 1. cintā° an original p. 2. suta° one who puts into verse what he Las heard. 3. attha° a didactic p. 4. paṭibhāṇa° an improvisor.

—kata composed by poets S. II, 267; A. I, 72. (Page 201)

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

kavi : (m.) poet.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

about this context:

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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