Navaka: 11 definitions


Navaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Navak.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

navaka : (m.) a new comer; a young person. (nt.), a group of nine.

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

Navaka, (adj. -n.) (Sk. navaka) young; a young man, a newly ordained bhikkhu (opp. thera), novice (cp. Divy 404) J. I, 33 (saṅgha°); PvA. 76 (id.).—frequent in compar. navakatara a younger one, or the youngest (opp. theratara) D. II, 154; J. I, 218; Miln. 24. (Page 348)

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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

navakā (नवका).—a Commonly navakhā.

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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

Navaka (नवक).—a. consisting of nine.

-kam The aggregate of nine.

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

Navaka (नवक).—i. e. I. nava + ka, adj. New, Vāsavad. 7, 3. Ii. navan + ka, 1. adj. Consisting of nine, Mahābhārata 3, 14389. 2. n. Nine, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 39, 24.

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

Navaka (नवक).—1. [adjective] = 1 nava.

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Navaka (नवक).—2. [adjective] consisting of nine; [neuter] the number nine.

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

1) Navaka (नवक):—[from nava] 1. navaka mf(ikā)n. new, fresh, young, [Vāsavadattā]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a novice, [Divyāvadāna]

3) [from nava] 2. navaka mfn. consisting of 9 [Ṛgveda-prātiśākhya; Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] n. the aggregate of 9 [Varāha-mihira; Caraka etc.]

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Navaka 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Nāvaka (नावक) [Also spelled navak]:—(nm) a sailor, boatman; deadly small arrow.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Navaka (ನವಕ):—[adjective] consisting of nine parts, ingredients, etc.

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Navaka (ನವಕ):—[noun] a set or group of nine things, items. etc.

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Navaka (ನವಕ):—

1) [noun] newness.

2) [noun] uniqueness.

3) [noun] an unacquainted man.

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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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