Kravya: 13 definitions


Kravya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Kravya (क्रव्य) (or Kravyāda, Kravyāśyā) refers to a country belonging to “Nairṛtī (south-western division)” classified under the constellations of Svāti, Viśākhā and Anurādhā, according to the system of Kūrmavibhāga, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 14), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The countries of the Earth beginning from the centre of Bhāratavarṣa and going round the east, south-east, south, etc., are divided into 9 divisions corresponding to the 27 lunar asterisms at the rate of 3 for each division and beginning from Kṛttikā. The constellations of Svāti, Viśākhā and Anurādhā represent the south-western division consisting of [i.e., Kravya] [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kravya (क्रव्य).—n S Raw flesh. 2 Flesh.

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

kravya (क्रव्य).—n Raw flesh. Flesh.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kravya (क्रव्य).—Raw flesh, carrion, स्थपुटगतमपि क्रव्यमव्यग्रमत्ति (sthapuṭagatamapi kravyamavyagramatti) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 5.16. [cf. Gr. kreas; L. caro]

Derivable forms: kravyam (क्रव्यम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kravya (क्रव्य).—n.

(-vyaṃ) 1. Flesh. 2. Raw flesh. E. kṛpa to be able, yat affix. and pa. changed to va; the latter becomes dental before ya.

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

Kravya (क्रव्य).—n. Raw flesh, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 18, 24.

— Cf. base [Latin] caro, base caron; [Gothic.] hraiv.

— Cf. also krūra.

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

Kravya (क्रव्य).—[neuter] raw flesh, carrion.

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

1) Kravya (क्रव्य):—[from kravi] mfn. = krūra, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā v]

2) [v.s. ...] m. perhaps = agni kravyād (q.v.), [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

3) [v.s. ...] n. ([Nirukta, by Yāska]) raw flesh, carrion, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

Kravya (क्रव्य):—(vyaṃ) 1. n. Flesh; raw flesh.

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

Kravya (क्रव्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Kavva, Kavvā.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kravya 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kravya (ಕ್ರವ್ಯ):—[noun] raw flesh of animals.

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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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