Kevalam, Kevalaṃ: 4 definitions
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
kevalaṃ : (adv.) only.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kevalam (केवलम्):—[from kevala] ind. only, merely, solely (na kevalam-api, not only-but also, [Raghuvaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa; Rājataraṅgiṇī]; kevalam-na tu, only but not, [Śṛṅgāra-tilaka]), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] entirely, wholly, absolutely, [Rāmāyaṇa ii, 87, 23]
3) [v.s. ...] but, [Kādambarī; Harṣacarita]
4) [v.s. ...] (= nirṇītam) certainly, decidedly, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Kevalam (केवलम्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kevalaṃ.
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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Kevalaṃ (केवलं) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kevalam.
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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Hari-bhakti-kalpa-latikā (by Sarasvati Thkura)
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 4.1.49 < [Chapter 1 - The Story of the Personified Vedas]
Verses 4.1.37-38 < [Chapter 1 - The Story of the Personified Vedas]
Verse 1.8.5 < [Chapter 8 - Description of Śrī Rādhikā’s Birth]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 10.145.2 < [Sukta 145]
Rig Veda 4.35.7 < [Sukta 35]
Rig Veda 1.57.6 < [Sukta 57]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.1.103 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya (renunciation)]
Verse 2.1.125 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya (renunciation)]
Verse 2.1.137 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya (renunciation)]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)