Kravyad, Kravyād, Kravya-ad: 8 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kravyād (क्रव्याद्).—m. eating raw flesh; Ṛgveda 1.16.9. Manusmṛti 5.131. (-m.)

1) a carnivorous animal, such as a tiger &c.; क्रव्याद्भ्यो बलिमिव निर्घृणः क्षिपामि (kravyādbhyo balimiva nirghṛṇaḥ kṣipāmi) Uttararāmacarita 1.49.

2) a demon, goblin; R.15.16.

Kravyād is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kravya and ad (अद्). See also (synonyms): kravyāda, kravyabhuj.

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

Kravyād (क्रव्याद्).—m. or mfn. (-vyād or -vyāt) 1. An imp or goblin, a Rakshasa. 2. A flesh-eater. 3. A beast of prey, a carnivorous animal. E. kravya flesh, ad to eat, vid affix, or with aṇ affix kravyāda.

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

Kravyād (क्रव्याद्).—i. e. kravya-ad, adj. Devouring raw flesh, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 16, 5.

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

Kravyād (क्रव्याद्).—[adjective] = [preceding] adj.; [masculine] beast of prey.

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

1) Kravyād (क्रव्याद्):—[from kravya > kravi] mfn. ([Pāṇini 3-2, 69]) consuming flesh or corpses (as the fire of the funeral pile or Agni in one of his terrible forms), [Ṛg-veda x, 16, 9 and 10; 87, 5; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā i, 17; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Kauśika-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] (said of a Yātu-dhāna and other evil beings, imps, and goblins), [Ṛg-veda] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] carnivorous, [Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] m. (t) a carnivorous animal, beast of prey, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a Rakṣas, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Kravyād (क्रव्याद्):—[kravyā+d] (d) 1. m. An imp or goblin.

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Kravyad 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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