Lavam, Lavaṃ: 7 definitions


Lavam means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

lavaṃ (लवं).—f The hair of the body, down. Wool.

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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

Lavam (लवम्).—ind. A little; लवमपि लवङ्गे न रमते (lavamapi lavaṅge na ramate) Sar. K.1.

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

Lavam (लवम्).—It is used as an indeclinable in the sense of “a little.”

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

Lavam (लवम्):—[from lava] ind., a little; lavam api, even a little

[Sanskrit to German]

Lavam 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

Lavaṃ (ಲವಂ):—[adverb] in a small degree; to a slight extent; only slightly; not much; little.

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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

Lavam (லவம்) noun < lava.

1. Hair of cow’s tail; பசுவின் வால்மயிர். குசலவங்களாற் றுடைத்துக் குறிக்கொண்டார்கள் [pasuvin valmayir. kusalavangalar rudaithug kurikkondarkal] (உத்தரரா. இலவ. [utharara. ilava.] 75).

2. (Music) A variety of kālam. See இலவம்² [ilavam²],

2. கணமோரெட்டும் லவ மெனப்படுமே [kanamorettum lava menappadume] (பரதசாஸ்திரம் தாள. [magaparatham thala.] 27).

3. Little; small particle; மிகச் சிறுபகுதி. [migas sirupaguthi.]

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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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