Neva: 4 definitions


Neva means something in Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

Neva is Neva. It derives from na and eva. Na means no, none, nothing. Eva means such , this ,thus.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Neva, (indecl.) (na+eva) see na2.—nevasaññā-nâsañña (being) neither perception nor non-perception, only in cpd. °āyatana & in nevasaññī-nâsaññin: see saññā. (Page 378)

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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

nēva (नेव).—f The name of a fish.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Neva (ನೆವ):—

1) [noun] that which brings about the result; a cause.

2) [noun] something that is put forward to conceal a true purpose or object; an ostensible reason; an excuse; a pretext.

3) [noun] the act or practice of deceiving; concealment or distortion of the truth for the purpose of misleading; duplicity; fraud; cheating.

4) [noun] that by which something is done or obtained; that which helps achieving something.

5) [noun] an accusing (chiefly, baselessly).

6) [noun] the state or quality of being similar; resemblance or likeness.

7) [noun] a way or method in which something is done or happens; a manner.

8) [noun] the state of being disguised; disguise.

9) [noun] ನೆವ ಮಾತ್ರಕ್ಕೆ [neva matrakke] neva mātrakke just for the purpose of putting forth some excuse; 2. without having no intention; unintentionally; ನೆವ ಮಾಡು [neva madu] neva māḍu to put forth an excuse or pretext; ನೆವ ಹೂಡು [neva hudu] neva hūḍu = ನೆವ ಮಾಡು [neva madu].

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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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