Kovi, Kōvī, Kovī: 4 definitions


Kovi means something in Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Tamil. 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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kōvī (कोवी).—f C A hollowed cocoanut used as a vessel.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Kovi (कोवि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kopin.

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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

Kōvi (ಕೋವಿ):—

1) [noun] a device consisting of a narrow tube fitted at one end with a piston by means of which a liquid can be drawn in and then ejected in a stream, used to play with.

2) [noun] a high-pitched, with or without reed, wind instrument consisting of a long, slender (usu. bamboo) tube, played by blowing across a hole near one end and fingering the holes along its length; a flute.

3) [noun] a short pipe used to blow air on fire for kindling it.

4) [noun] a very small, short pipe made of gold, stringed to a necklace.

5) [noun] a kind of weapon consisting of a metal tube from which bullets or other missiles are propelled by explosive force; a gun.

6) [noun] ಕೋವಿ ನೋಡಿ ಹೆದರುವವ ಫಿರಂಗಿಗೆ ಬೆಂಕಿ ಕೊಟ್ಟಾನೆ [kovi nodi hedaruvava phiramgige bemki kottane]? kōvi nōḍi hedaruvava phirangige benki koṭṭā ne? (prov.) he who is scared of mice, never dares to fight a lion.

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Kōvi (ಕೋವಿ):—[noun] = ಕೋವೆ [kove]1.

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Kōvi (கோவி) noun < kōpī nominative singular of kōpin. Angry person; கோபமுள்ளவ-ன்-ள். கோவி யவாவன் [kopamullava-n-l. kovi yavavan] (சைவசமய நெறி ஆசாரக்கோவை [saivasamaya neri asarakkovai] 17).

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Kōvi (கோவி) noun < gōpī. Shepherdess; இடைச்சி. கோவி நாயகன் [idaichi. kovi nayagan] (நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம் பெரியதி. [nalayira thivyappirapandam periyathi.] 2, 1, 4).

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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