Malavika, Mālavikā: 4 definitions



Malavika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mālavikā (मालविका).—

1) Name of the heroine of Kālidāsa's Mālavikāgnimitra.

2) Name of a plant निशोत्तर (niśottara), Ipomoea Turpethum.

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

Mālavikā (मालविका).—f.

(-kā) A plant of valuable purgative properties, commonly Teori: see trivṛt .

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

Mālavikā (मालविका).—[feminine] [Name] of a woman.

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

1) Mālavikā (मालविका):—[from mālavaka > mālava] f. Ipomoea Turpethum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a woman (See next).

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