Kavi: 29 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Kavi (कवि).—A son of Vaivasvata Manu. Vivasvān was the son of Kaśyapa and Aditi. Vaivasvata Manu was the son of Vivasvān. Manu had sixteen sons who were-Manu, Yama, Yamī, Aśvinīkumāras, Revanta, Sudyumna, Ikṣvāku, Nṛga, Śaryāti, Diṣṭa, Dhṛṣta, Karūṣa, Nariṣyanta, Nābhāga, Pṛṣadhra and Kavi.

2) Kavi (कवि).—There is a reference to a sage named Kavi who was the son of the sage Bhṛgu, in Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 66, Verse 42,. He was among the sages who stole the lotus of Agastya. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 94, Verse 32).

3) Kavi (कवि).—An agni who was the fifth son of Bṛhaspati, is named Kavi. This agni is situated in the sea in the form of Baḍavāgni. This agni has two other names also—Udāha and Ūrddhvabhāk. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 219, Verse 20).

4) Kavi (कवि).—In Mahābhārata, Anuśāsana Parva, Verse 132, Chapter 85, we find that three persons, namely, Kavi, Bhṛgu and Aṅgiras took their birth from the sacrificial fire at the famous Yāga of Brahmā. Of them Brahmā made Kavi his own son. This Kavi had eight sons known as the Varuṇas. One of them was named Kavi and another was named Kāvya.

5) Kavi (कवि).—Ṛgveda, 1st Maṇḍala, 17th Anuvāka. 116th Sūkta refers to a blind sage named Kavi.

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kavi (कवि) refers to a “poet” (such as Bhārgava, etc.), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.2 (“The Prayer of the gods).—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Śiva: “[...] Among all stones, you are the crystal, O great god, among the flowers you are the lotus; among mountains you are Himavat. Among all activities you are the speech; among poets (kavi) you are Bhārgava. Among birds you are the eight-legged Śarabha. Among beasts of prey you are the lion. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.
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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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Kavyashastra (science of poetry)

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyavilasa of Ciranjiva Bhattacarya (kavyashastra)

Kavi (कवि, “poet”).—According to Abhinavagupta a poet (kavi) may be compared with a connoisseur—But it is to be pointed out here that a poet when actually realizes aesthetic pleasure, at that particular moment he becomes transformed into a connoisseur, so it has been said in the Bālabodhini, a commentary on the Kāvyaprakāśa. According to Hemacandra there are three kinds of utilities of poetry. These are supreme bliss, attainment of fame, acquisition of advice in the charming manner of a beloved. Of these three the most important purpose is spontaneous and supreme delight. It is equally accrued by a poet (kavi) and a connoisseur of poetic art. Attainment of fame and acquisition of advice are gained respectively by a poet and an appreciator.

Source: DASH: The Theology of Literary Emotions in Medieval Kashmir

Kavi (कवि) refers to a “poet”, according to the Ānandavardhana’s 9th century Dhvanyāloka, an important philosophical work on the theory of poetic manifestation (dhvani) or ‘the soul of poetry’.—Accordingly, “In view of such disagreements [over the existence and nature of poetic manifestation], we shall state its true nature in order to delight the hearts of sensitive readers. For the nature of this [poetic manifestation], which is the secret of all good poets' poetry (sat-kavi-kāvya), which, moreover, is clearly seen to be at work in such great poems as the Rāmāyaṇa and the Mahābhārata, will here be revealed so that the bliss [which arises] in the hearts of sensitive readers. . . may take firm hold in their hearts”.

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Kavyashastra (काव्यशास्त्र, kāvyaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian tradition of poetry (kavya). Canonical literature (shastra) of the includes encyclopedic manuals dealing with prosody, rhetoric and various other guidelines serving to teach the poet how to compose literature.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Kavi (कवि) refers to:—A poet or great thinker. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Kavi (कवि) refers to “poets”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the sun and moon should begin to be eclipsed when only half risen, deceitful men will suffer as well as sacrificial rites. [...] If the sun and moon should be eclipsed when in the sign of Leo (Siṃha) hill men, prince like people possessed of a single military force, princes and forest men will suffer miseries. If they should be eclipsed when in the sign of Virgo (Kanyā), crops, poets [i.e., kavi], writers and singers will suffer and the rice fields of Aśmaka and Tripura will be destroyed”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Kavi (कवि) refers to “poetic”, according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “[...] The Vedas, independent scholars of different capabilities, the Tantras, the collection of mantras with celebrated powers, and thoughts and feelings concerning syntax and grammar and poetic compositions (kavi-gumphanā), all these, O mother, evolve to excellence from a millionth part of you”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Kavi (कवि) refers to “one who composes literary productions” and represents one of the eight divisions of Prabhāvanā (“propogation”), according to chapter 1.1 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.—Accordingly, “[...] Vajranābha acquired strong Tirthakṛt-body-making and family-karma by the twenty sthānakas as follows:—[...] The twentieth is the propagation of the doctrine by Vidyās, prognostication, literary composition, discussion, discourses on dharma, etc. [viz., Kavi] Of these (i.e., of the twenty) one is cause for gaining tīrthakṛtnāma-karma”.—(Cf. note 120 and Yogaśāstra 2.16, p. 65)

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Kavi in India is the name of a plant defined with Acacia catechu in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Mimosa catechu L.f. (among others).

2) Kavi is also identified with Coscinium fenestratum It has the synonym Menispermum fenestratum Gaertn. (etc.).

3) Kavi is also identified with Indigofera tinctoria It has the synonym Indigofera tinctoria Lunan (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Journal of Natural Remedies (2003)
· Pharmazie (1987)
· Species Plantarum.
· Kew Bulletin (1998)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1990)
· Novon (1994)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kavi : (m.) poet.

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

Kavi, (Vedic kavi) a poet S. I, 38; II, 267; Dāvs. I, 10; four classes enumerated 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.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kavi (कवि).—m (S) A poet. Pr. jēṃ dēkhalēṃ nāhīṃ ravi tēṃ dēkhalēṃ kavi Where are the bounds of the vision of the poet? What the sun in his wide circuit hath never discovered that hath been seen by the poet. "The poet's eye" &c. Shaks.

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

kavi (कवि).—m A poet.

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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

Kavi (कवि).—a. [ku-i Uṇādi-sūtra 4.138]

1) Omniscient; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.5. 27; कविं पुराणमनुशासितारम् (kaviṃ purāṇamanuśāsitāram) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 8.9; Manusmṛti 4.24.

2) Intelligent, clever, wise; कविर्मूकवदात्मानं स दृष्ट्या दर्शयेन्नृणाम् (kavirmūkavadātmānaṃ sa dṛṣṭyā darśayennṛṇām) Bhāgavata 7.13,1.18.

3) Thinking, thoughtful.

4) Praiseworthy.

-viḥ 1 A wise man, a thinker, a sage; कवीनामुशना कविः (kavīnāmuśanā kaviḥ) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 1.37; Manusmṛti 7.49,2.151.

2) A poet; तद् ब्रूहि रामचरितं आद्यः कविरसि (tad brūhi rāmacaritaṃ ādyaḥ kavirasi) Uttararāmacarita 2; मन्दः कवियशः- प्रार्थी (mandaḥ kaviyaśaḥ- prārthī) R.1.3; इदं कविभ्यः पूर्वेभ्यो नमोवाकं प्रशास्महे (idaṃ kavibhyaḥ pūrvebhyo namovākaṃ praśāsmahe) Uttararāmacarita 1.1; Śiśupālavadha 2.86.

3) An epithet of Śukra, the preceptor of the Asuras; कविरिव वृषपर्वणः (kaviriva vṛṣaparvaṇaḥ) K.56.

4) Vālmīki, the first poet.

5) Brahmā; Bhāgavata 5.18.6.

6) The sun. -f. The bit of a bridle; see कविका (kavikā).

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

Kavi (कवि).—mfn. (-viḥ-viḥ or -vī-vi) Learned, wise. m.

(-viḥ) 1. A poet. 2. The sun. 3. Sukra, the regent of the planet Venus, and preceptor of the demons. 4. A name of Valmiki, the author of the Ramayana, the inventor of poesy. 5. A name of Brahma. f. (-viḥ-vī) The bit of a bridle, or the reins altogether; also kavikā. E. ku to sound, to celebrate, and in Unadi aff.

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

Kavi (कवि).—i. e. kū + i, I. adj. Wise (ved.). Ii. m. 1. A wise man, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 49. 2. A poet, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 203. 3. A proper name, Mahābhārata 13, 4123. Iii. f. The bit of a bridle, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 53, 18 (cf. kavala).

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

Kavi (कवि).—[adjective] wise, thoughtful; [masculine] a wise man, seer, sage, poet ([especially] of artificial poems); [Name] of [several] men.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Kavi (कवि) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—pupil of Rāmānujācārya: Vṛttarāmāyaṇa, metrics. Oudh. V, 10.

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

1) Kavi (कवि):—mfn. (√1. cf. 2. kava, ākūta, ākūti, kāvya, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska iii, 15; Nirukta, by Yāska xii, 13; Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 138]) gifted with insight, intelligent, knowing, enlightened, wise, sensible, prudent, skilful, cunning

2) m. a thinker, intelligent man, man of understanding, leader

3) a wise man, sage, seer, prophet

4) a singer, bard, poet (but in this sense without any technical application in the Veda), [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa i, 4, 2, 8; Kaṭha-upaniṣad iii, 14; Mahābhārata; Bhagavad-gītā; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Manu-smṛti vii, 49; Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa]

5) Name of several gods, ([especially]) of Agni, [Ṛg-veda ii, 23, 1; x, 5, 4, 3; iii, 5, 1; i, 31, 2; 76, 5]

6) of Varuṇa, Indra, the Aśvins, Maruts, Ādityas

7) of the Soma

8) of the Soma priest and other sacrificers

9) (probably) Name of a particular poet

10) cf. aṅgiras ([Manu-smṛti ii, 151]) and uśanas ([Bhagavad-gītā x, 37])

11) of the ancient sages or patriarchs (as spirits now surrounding the sun)

12) of the Ṛbhus (as skilful in contrivance)

13) of Pūṣan (as leader or guider)

14) Name of a son of Brahmā, [Mahābhārata xiii, 4123, 4142-4150]

15) of Brahmā, [Horace H. Wilson]

16) of a son of Bhṛgu and father of Śukra, [Mahābhārata i, 2606] (cf. [3204; Bhāgavata-purāṇa iv, 1, 45 and; Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti on Manu-smṛti iii, 198])

17) that of Śukra (regent of the planet Venus and preceptor of the demons), [Rājataraṅgiṇī iv, 495]

18) of the planet Venus, [Boehtlingk’s Sanskrit-Woerterbuch in kuerzerer fassung]

19) of the sons of several Manus, [Harivaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

20) of a son of Kauśika and pupil of Garga, [Harivaṃśa]

21) of a son of Ṛṣabha, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

22) of Vālmīki, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

23) a keeper or herd, [Ṛg-veda vii, 18, 8]

24) ([figuratively]) Name of the gates of the sacrificial enclosure, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā v, 11, 1, 2] (cf. kavaṣ)

25) the sun, [Horace H. Wilson]

26) of various men

27) the soul in the Sāṃkhya philosophy [commentator or commentary]

28) a cunning fighter, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

29) an owl, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

30) f(is, or ī, [Horace H. Wilson]). the bit of a bridle, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

31) the reins (cf. kavikā), [Horace H. Wilson]

32) a ladle (cf. kambi), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kavi (कवि):—(viḥ) 2. m. A poet; the sun; Sukra; Brahmā, Vālmīki. a. Learned, wise, literary.

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

Kavi (कवि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kavi.

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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

Kavi (कवि):—(nm) a poet; —[karma] poetic function, composition/creation; -[prasiddhi] poetic convention; ~[rāja] a physician; a king of poets; ~[vara] a leading poet, an excellent poet; —[samaya] age-old traditional description.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Kavi (कवि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kavi.

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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

Kavi (ಕವಿ):—

1) [verb] to cover from all or almost all sides; to encircle; to attack.

2) [verb] to spread over (as clouds over a place).

3) [verb] to spread or diffuse oneself all over.

4) [verb] to conceal something by veiling.

5) [verb] to assemble at a place in a large group; to crowd; to throng.

6) [verb] to act passionately or vehemently.

7) [verb] to have on the body or on the person (clothing, jewelry, etc.); to wear.

8) [verb] ಕವಿದುಪಡು [kavidupadu] kavidupaḍu to fall down heavily; ಕವಿದುಬೀಳ್ [kavidubil] kavidu bīḷ= ಕವಿದುಬೀೞ್ [kavidubil]; ಕವಿದುಬೀೞ್ [kavidubil] kavidu bił to fall down on another’s feet; 2) to attack; to fall upon.

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Kavi (ಕವಿ):—

1) [noun] that which covers; a lid; a cover.

2) [noun] a small side-screen for the eyes of a horse to avoid its attention being detracted.

3) [noun] the state of being filled with.

4) [noun] a sudden attack; a seizing unawares.

5) [noun] an irregular warfare carrying out harassment, sabotage and attacking unawares; guerrilla warfare.

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Kavi (ಕವಿ):—[noun] the largest living land animal Loxodonta africana of Africa or Elephas maximus of India, both with a trunk and long curved ivory tusks; an elephant.

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Kavi (ಕವಿ):—[noun] any of various mainly long-tailed agile tree-dwelling primates of the families Cebidae, Callithricidae, and Cercopithecidae; a monkey.

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Kavi (ಕವಿ):—

1) [noun] a man having or showing good judgement, sagacity or prudence; a wiseman.

2) [noun] a man who writes poems or verses; he who possesses high powers of imagination or expression etc.; a poet.

3) [noun] (myth.) the preceptor of the demons; the regent of the planet Venus.

4) [noun] water.

5) [noun] the sun.

6) [noun] a water bird; esp., any of a family (Anatidae order Anseriformes), of birds consisting of ducks, geese, and swans.

7) [noun] a head harness for guiding a horse, consisting of headstall, bit, and reins; a bridle.

8) [noun] ರವಿ ಕಾಣದ್ದನ್ನು ಕವಿ ಕಂಡ [ravi kanaddannu kavi kamda] ravi kāṇaddannu kavi kaṇḍa a poet, like a seer, can see things more deeply than others.

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Kāvi (ಕಾವಿ):—

1) [noun] 'an earthy clay colored by iron oxide, usu. yellow or reddish brown: used as a pigment in paints; ochre.'2) [noun] the color of ochre; esp., dark yellow.

3) [noun] a cloth of this colour, usu. used by Hindu ascetics and mendicants.

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Kavi (கவி) [kavital] 4 verb [Telugu: kaviyu, Kanarese, Malayalam: kavi, Travancore usage kabi.] transitive

1. To cover, overspread, bend in or over, overshadow; மூடுதல். வான்கவிந்த வை யகம் [muduthal. vankavintha vai yagam] (நாலடியார் [naladiyar], 80).

2. To surround, hem in, invest; வளைதல். சேனை கோட்டையைக் கவிந்து கொண்டது. [valaithal. senai kottaiyaig kavinthu kondathu.] — intransitive

1. To be eagerly intent upon, to be absorbed earnestly in; கருத்தூன்று தல். அவர்மனம் அதிற் கவிந்திருக்கிறது. [karuthunru thal. avarmanam athir kavinthirukkirathu.]

2. To break down, as the bank of a river; to crash, fall; இடி தல். அருங்கரை கவியக் குத்தி [idi thal. arungarai kaviyag kuthi] (பத்துப்பாட்டு: பட்டினப்பாலை [pathuppattu: pattinappalai] 223).

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Kavi (கவி) [kavittal] 11 transitive verb Causative of கவி¹-. [kavi¹-.]

1. To cover, as with an umbrella; to over-shade; to cover over, as an arch; வளைந்துமூடுதல். குடையாய் நின்று கவித்ததுவே [valainthumuduthal. kudaiyay ninru kavithathuve] (சூளாமணி அரசி. [sulamani arasi.] 213).

2. To invest with, as a crown; சூட்டுதல். இளையவற் கவித்த மோலி யென்னையுங் கவித்தியென்றான் [suttuthal. ilaiyavar kavitha moli yennaiyung kavithiyenran] (கம்பராமாயணம் விபீடண. [kambaramayanam vipidana.] 145).

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Kavi (கவி) noun < kavi.

1. Poet, versifier; பாலவன். (திவா.). [palavan. (thiva.).]

2. Verse, stanza, poem, of which four kinds are given, viz., ஆசு, மதுரம், சித்திரம், வித்தாரம்; பாட்டு. (பிங்கலகண்டு). [asu, mathuram, sithiram, vitharam; pattu. (pingalagandu).]

3. Panegyrist; மங்கலபாடகன். (சூடாமணிநிகண்டு). [mangalapadagan. (sudamaninigandu).]

4. Sage; ஞானி. கவிகளா குவார் காண்குவார் மெய்ப்பொருள் [gnani. kavigala kuvar kankuvar meypporul] (கம்பராமாயணம் இரணியன். [kambaramayanam iraniyan.] 32).

5. The planet Venus; சுக்கிரன். (பிங்கலகண்டு). [sukkiran. (pingalagandu).]

6. Term used to denote the numeral four by convention, from there being four classes of kavi; நான்கென்னும் எண்ணைக்குறிக்கும் சங்கே தம். (தைலவருக்கச்சுருக்கம்). [nankennum ennaikkurikkum sange tham. (thailavarukkachurukkam).]

7. Bit of a horse’s bridle. See கவிகம்². (பிங்கலகண்டு) [kavigam². (pingalagandu)]

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Kavi (கவி) noun < kapi. Ape, monkey; குரங்கு. கவிக்குல மவற்றுக்கெல்லாம் நாயகன் சுக்கிர நீதிீவன் [kurangu. kavikkula mavarrukkellam nayagan sukkirivan] (கம்பராமாயணம் உருக்காட். [kambaramayanam urukkad.] 29).

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Kavi (கவி) noun probably from kapi-kacchu. The plant Mucuna pruriens; பூனைக்காலி. (வைத்திய மலையகராதி) [punaikkali. (vaithiya malaiyagarathi)]

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Kāvi (காவி) noun [Telugu: Kanarese, Malayalam: Travancore usage kāvi.]

1. Red ochre; காவிக்கல். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [kavikkal. (pingalagandu)]

2. Light yellowish-brown colour in garments consequent on frequent washing; ஆடையிலேறும் பழமொழிுப்பு. [adaiyilerum pazhuppu.]

3. Colour of the teeth as from chewing betel; தாம்பூ லம் முதலியவற்றால் பல்லில் ஏறும் பழமொழிுப்புநிறம். [thambu lam muthaliyavarral pallil erum pazhuppuniram.]

4. Blue nelumbo. See கருங்குவளை. காவிசேருங் கயற் கண்ணாள் பங்கா [karunguvalai. kaviserung kayar kannal panga] (திருவாசகம் [thiruvasagam] 32, 5).

5. Indigo cake; அவுரிமருந்துருண்டை. (வைத்திய மூலிகை) [avurimarunthurundai. (vaithiya muligai)]

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Kāvi (காவி) noun perhaps from காவு-. [kavu-.] Toddy; கள். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [kal. (pingalagandu)]

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Kāvi (காவி) noun < Pondicherry usage gavea. cf. E. gaff. Topsail; கப்பலின் தலைப்பாய். [kappalin thalaippay.] Nautical usage

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Kāvi (காவி) noun

1. Buoy; காவியாக்கட்டை. [kaviyakkattai.] Pond.

2. Willow-leaved justicia; கருநொச்சி. (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [karunochi. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

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