Kevalam, Kevalaṃ: 4 definitions

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Kevalam means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kevalaṃ : (adv.) only.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: 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.

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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

Kevalaṃ (केवलं) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kevalam.

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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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