Lavadi, Lava-adi, Lāvādi: 4 definitions


Lavadi 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Lāvādi (लावादि) is the Sanskrit name for the first sub-group of Viṣkira, “birds who eat while scattering the grains”, the meat of which is used as a medicinal substance. Viṣkira itself is a sub-group of Māṃsavarga (“group of meat”). It is a technical term used throughout Āyurveda. They were originally composed by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna XXVII.

The Lāvādya sub-group contains the following animals:

  1. Lāva (common quail),
  2. Vartīraka (rain quail),
  3. Vārtika (gray partridge),
  4. Kapiñjala (jungle bush quail),
  5. Cakora (chukar partridge),
  6. Upacakra (kind of chukar partridge),
  7. Kukkubha (crow pheasant),
  8. Raktavartma (red jungle fowl).

The meat of the Viṣkira birds of the Lāvādi sub-group is sweet, slightly astringent and useful for the patients of sannipāta having preponderance of pitta and vāta in moderate degree, and kapha in the lowest one.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

lavādī (लवादी).—f The business of a lavāda, umpireship or umpirage.

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lavādī (लवादी).—a (lavāda) Relating to umpireship or arbitration.

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

lavādī (लवादी).—f Umpirage. a Relating to umpire-ship.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Lavaḍi (ಲವಡಿ):—[noun] = ಲವುಡಿ [lavudi]2.

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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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