Navika, Nāvika: 17 definitions

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Navika 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 Navik.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Nāvika (नाविक) refers to “sailors”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 4), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the two horns of the moon should appear but slightly raised and far from each other presenting the appearance of a boat, she brings trouble on the sailors [i.e., nāvika-pīḍā] but prosperity on mankind at large. If the northern horn of the moon should be higher than the other by one-half, the moon appearing like a plough, ploughmen will then suffer. They and their prince will be friendly and there will be prosperity in the land. If the southern horn should be higher than the other by one half, the appearance of the moon is also said to be plough like but of evil consequences. The ruler of Southern India will die and his army will engage in war”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Nāvikā (नाविका) is another name for Goddess Nityā, according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “[...] O mother! Even the kings of gods bow to the feet of those men who have acquired a drop of the grace of seeing you. [...] Mindful men call you Kledanī, Kulakuṇḍalinī, Kā, Nityā, Nīti, Nau, Nāvikā, Vidyā, Saṃvid, Vīśvamayī, Umā, Kāmeśvarī, and Kamalā”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nāvika : (m.) a sailor.

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

Nāvika, (Sk. nāvika) 1. a sailor, mariner J. II, 103; IV, 142; Miln. 359; Dāvs. IV, 43 (captain).—2. a ferryman J. II, 111; III, 230 (Avariya-pitā.). (Page 351)

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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

nāvika (नाविक).—m S The helmsman of a vessel, whether the steersman or the pilot.

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nāvika (नाविक).—a S Relating to a boat or vessel.

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

nāvika (नाविक).—m The helmsman of a vessel.

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nāvika (नाविक).—a Relating to a boat or vessel.

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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

Nāvika (नाविक).—[nāvā tarati-ṭhan]

1) The helmsman of a vessel, a pilot; अख्यातिरिति ते कृष्ण मग्ना नौर्नाविके त्वयि नाविकपुरुषे न विश्वासः (akhyātiriti te kṛṣṇa magnā naurnāvike tvayi nāvikapuruṣe na viśvāsaḥ) Mb.

2) A navigator, sailor.

3) A passenger on board a ship.

Derivable forms: nāvikaḥ (नाविकः).

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

Nāvika (नाविक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Belonging to a vessel, or a boat, &c. m.

(-kaḥ) 1. The helmsman of a vessel, the steersman, the pilot. 2. A. sailor. E. nau a boat, affix ṭhan.

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

Nāvika (नाविक).—i. e. nau + ika, m. The helmsman of a vessel, a pilot, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 52, 74.

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

Nāvika (नाविक).—[masculine] mariner, pilot.

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

1) Navikā (नविका):—[from navaka > nava] f. = nava-śabdayukta, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Nāvika (नाविक):—[from nāva] mf(ī)n. belonging to a ship or boat, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a helmsman, pilot, sailor (ifc. f(ā). ), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] n. Name of a Sāman.

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

Nāvika (नाविक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. The helmsman; a sailor. a. Belonging to a boat.

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

Nāvika (नाविक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇāvia.

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Navika 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

Nāvika (नाविक) [Also spelled navik]:—(nm) a sailor, seaman, boatman.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nāvika (ನಾವಿಕ):—

1) [noun] a man skilled in the operations of boats or ships.

2) [noun] a man who travels by sea.

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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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