Kavitva: 8 definitions



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Alternative spellings of this word include Kavitv.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kavitva (कवित्व) refers to the “power of poetic expression”.—The highest attainment is that of the Command itself (ājñāsiddhi). This is also called the Accomplishment of Speech (vācāsiddhi). [...] In one place in the Śrīmatottara] it is barely the first accomplishment of a series of thirteen attained progressively as the adept repeats a mantra an increasing number of times. As one of the minor accomplishments, the texts explain the nature of the Accomplishment of Speech variously. In one place it is listed just before the power of poetic expression (kavitva), which suggests that in this case it [i.e., vācāsiddhi] is simply the ability to speak well. It can also be understood to be, as its name implies, the power to accomplish anything one says.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kavitva (कवित्व).—

1) Intelligence; कविः कवित्वा दिवि रूपमासजत् (kaviḥ kavitvā divi rūpamāsajat) Rv.1.124.7.

2) Poetic skill.

Derivable forms: kavitvam (कवित्वम्).

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

Kavitva (कवित्व).—[kavi + tva], n. Poetic art, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 5, 18; pl. [Daśakumāracarita] 196, 5.

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

Kavitva (कवित्व).—[neuter] wisdom (also tvana), poetry, poetic talent.

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

1) Kavitva (कवित्व):—[=kavi-tva] [from kavi] n. intelligence, [Ṛg-veda x, 124, 7]

2) [v.s. ...] poetic skill or power or gift, [Daśakumāra-carita; Sāhitya-darpaṇa; Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Kavitva (कवित्व):—(wie eben) n.

1) Weisheit: ka.iḥ kavi.vā di.i rū.amāsajat [Ṛgveda 10, 124, 7.] —

2) Dichterthum, Dichtkunst: kavitvaṃ durlabham [AGNI-Pāṇini’s acht Bücher] in [Sāhityadarpana 2, 11.] [Daśakumāracarita] in [Benfey’ Chrestomathie aus Sanskritwerken 196, 5.] rahitasatkavitvena kīdṛśī vāgvidagdhatā [Vetālapañcaviṃśati 5, 18.] kavitvaratnākara Titel eines rhetorischen Werkes in Bhāṣā [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 1377.]

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

Kavitva (कवित्व):—n.

1) Weisheit.

2) Dichterthum , Dichtkunst , Dichtergabe [167,26.]

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kavitva (कवित्व) [Also spelled kavitv]:—(nm) poetic content or quality; —[śakti] poetic faculty/power.

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