Kavila, Kāvīla: 9 definitions


Kavila means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Kavila (कविल) is the name of a student/ascetic (born in Kosaṃbī, son of Kāsava, minister of king Jiyasattu), as mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—Accordingly, “Coming to the master Iṃdadatta to study, Kavila fell in love with the slave who serves him. One day he learns that she cannot attend a party for lack of money for the flowers and is sorry. She then suggests that he go to the merchant Dhana: he gives two guineas to whomever greets him first. Kavila sets off, but is apprehended by the guards and thrown in jail. [...]”.

Cf.  Uttarādhyayanacūrṇi 168.4-170.11; Uttarādhyayananiryuktittkā a. 10-a.5; Uttarādhyayana a. l-b. 14; Nandisūtravṛtti H p. 26; Jacobi 1895 p. 32.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Kavila in India is the name of a plant defined with Carissa carandas in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Jasminonerium salicinum (Lam.) Kuntze (among others).

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

· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Systema Naturae, ed. 12 (1767)
· Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (1993)
· Indian J. Med. Res. (1963)
· Rev. Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon (1973)
· Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien (1895)

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kāvīla (कावील).—f (Better kāhīla) A boiler for sugarcane-juice.

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

kāvīla (कावील).—f A boiler for sugarcane-juice.

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

Kavila (कविल):—[from kavi] [gana] pragady-ādi (for kaliva according to, [Kāśikā-vṛtti])

[Sanskrit to German]

Kavila 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Kavila (कविल) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kapila.

2) Kāvila (काविल) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kāpila.

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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

Kavila (ಕವಿಲ):—[noun] = ಕವಿಲ್ [kavil]4.

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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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