Lavaka, Lāvaka, Lavāka: 15 definitions

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Lavaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, 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.

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Prācyā: Animals and animal products as reflected in Smṛti texts

Lāvaka (लावक) refers to the bird “Bustard Quail” (Perdix chinensis).—Birds have been described in several ancient Sanskrit texts that they have been treated elaborately by eminent scholars. These birds [viz., Lāvaka] are enumerated in almost several Smṛtis in context of specifying the expiations for killing them and their flesh being used as a dietary article to give satisfaction to the manes (Pitṛs) in Śrāddha rites. These are elaborated especially in the Manusmṛti, Parāśarasmṛti [chapter VI], Gautamasmṛti [chapter 23], Śātātapasmṛti [II.54-56], Uśānasmṛti [IX.10-IX.12], Yājñavalkyasmṛti [I.172-I.175], Viṣṇusmṛti [51.28-51.29], Uttarāṅgirasasmṛti [X.16].

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Lavaka, (fr. ) a cutter, reaper SnA 148 (v. l. lāvaka). See lāvaka. (Page 582)

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Lāvaka, (fr. lāvati) a cutter, reaper Miln. 33 (yava°); Mhvs 10, 31; SnA 148 (v. l. BB. for lavaka). (Page 583)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

lavakā (लवका).—a (lavaṇēṃ) Flexile, pliant, limber, lithe, supple.

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

lavakā (लवका).—a Flexile, pliant, limber.

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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

Lavaka (लवक).—A reaper; P.III.1.14.

Derivable forms: lavakaḥ (लवकः).

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Lavāka (लवाक).—[lū-ākaḥ Uṇādi-sūtra 4.14]

1) A sickle, a reaping instrument.

2) The act of cutting or mowing.

3) A reaper.

Derivable forms: lavākaḥ (लवाकः).

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Lāvaka (लावक).—

1) A cutter, divider.

2) A reaper, gatherer.

3) A quail; योध्यन्ते लावकाः (yodhyante lāvakāḥ) Mṛcchakaṭika 4.

Derivable forms: lāvakaḥ (लावकः).

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

Lavaka (लवक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Who or what cuts, reaps, &c. E. to cut, ṇvul aff.

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Lavāka (लवाक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A sickle or reaping-hook. E. to cut, Unadi aff. ākan .

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Lāvaka (लावक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A cutter, a divider. 2. A quail.

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

Lavaka (लवक).—i. e. lū + aka, adj. Who or what cuts, [Pāṇini, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] iii. 1, 149.

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Lavāka (लवाक).—i. e. lū + āka, m. A sickle.

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

Lāvaka (लावक).—1. [masculine] cutter, mower, reaper.

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Lāvaka (लावक).—2. v. lābaka.

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

1) Lavaka (लवक):—[from lava] mfn. reaping, a reaper, [Pāṇini 3-1, 14]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a [particular] substance (See sa-l).

3) Lavāka (लवाक):—[from lava] m. ([probably] [wrong reading] for next) an implement for cutting, sickle, reaping-hook, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] the act of cutting, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Lāvaka (लावक):—[from lāva] a lāva, lāvaka [wrong reading] for lāba, lābaka.

6) [from ] b m. a cutter, reaper, [Śaṃkarācārya; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

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

1) Lavaka (लवक):—[(kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a.] Cutting.

2) Lavāka (लवाक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A sickle.

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

Lavaka (लवक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Lavaa, Lāvaka, Lāvaga.

[Sanskrit to German]

Lavaka 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Lāvaka (लावक) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Lāvaka.

Lāvaka has the following synonyms: Lāvaga.

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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

Lāvaka (ಲಾವಕ):—

1) [noun] he who cuts, severs; a cutter.

2) [noun] a man who slanders with a second person against and in the absence of another; a slanderer.

3) [noun] a wicked, iniquitous man.

4) [noun] the quail Perdicula asiatica of Phasianidae family, with brown body and wings, black and grey stripes on the breast, short grey beak, short tail, that nests on the ground; jungle bush-quail.

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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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