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Kavi, 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


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 IndexPurāṇa book cover
context information

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


kavi : (m.) poet.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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 DictionaryPali book cover
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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.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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