Sevita: 14 definitions


Sevita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Sevit.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sevitā (सेविता) refers to “served” (i.e., rendering service), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.5.—Accordingly, as Goddess Śivā (i.e., Umā/Durgā) said to Menā:—“May hundred heroic sons be born to you. One of them very strong will be born at first. I shall be born as your daughter since I am delighted by your devotion. Since I have been served [i.e., sevitā] by the gods I shall fulfil their desire and carry out their activities”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Sevitā (सेविता) refers to “she who is served”, according to the Lalitāsahasranāma.—Lalitā’s thousand names are eulogized in the Lalitāsahasranāma, describing the goddess’s spiritual beauty on the analogy of physical, sensuous beauty. [...] The goddess enjoys love games (ramaṇī) (310). She delights in intercourse (ratipriyā) (316) and craves for it (ramaṇalampaṭā) (320). She is the Playful One (vilāsinī) (340), served by Kāma, the Lord of Love (kāma-sevitā) (586). The goddess is the source of Kāmadeva’s power. She gave him his sugar cane bow and arrows. [...]

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Sevita (सेवित) refers to “dwelling”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Fools mourn for relations experiencing the results of their own actions [but] because of the confusion of [their] intelligence [they do] not [mourn for] themselves situated in Yama’s fangs. In this forest that is the cycle of rebirth dwelt in by Yama the serpent-king (sevitasaṃsārakāntāre yamabhogīndrasevite), the men of olden times, who were eternal previously, have come to an end”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sevita : (pp. of sevati) served; associated with; made use of; practised.

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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

sēvita (सेवित).—p (S) Served, obeyed: honored, worshiped. 2 Used, employed &c. See detail under sēvana.

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

sēvita (सेवित).—p Served; obeyed. Honoured. Used.

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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

Sevita (सेवित).—p. p. [sev-kta]

1) Served, attended upon, worshipped.

2) Followed, practised, pursued.

3) Frequented by, resorted to, inhabited by, haunted by; वरं वनं व्याघ्रगजादिसोवितम् (varaṃ vanaṃ vyāghragajādisovitam) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 5.23.

4) Protected, preserved.

5) Enjoyed, used.

6) Abounding in.

-tam 1 An apple.

2) The jujube.

-tā Service, attendance.

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

Sevita (सेवित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Served, obeyed, honoured, worshipped, adored. 2. Protected, preserved. 3. Pursued, practised, used. 4. Infested or frequented by, inhabited. n.

(-taṃ) 1. The jujube. 2. An apple. E. ṣevṛ to gratify by service, aff. kta .

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

1) Sevitā (सेविता):—[=sevi-tā] [from sevi > sev] f. service, attendance, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

2) Sevita (सेवित):—[from sev] mfn. dwelt in, visited, frequented, followed, served etc. (See √sev)

3) [v.s. ...] furnished or endowed with, abounding in ([compound]), [Rāmāyaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] n. = sevi1 [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Sevita (सेवित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Served, protected; practised.

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

Sevita (सेवित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Seviya.

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Sevita 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

Sevita (सेवित) [Also spelled sevit]:—(a) served; used; taken, consumed.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sēvita (ಸೇವಿತ):—[adjective] worshipped; adored.

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Sēvita (ಸೇವಿತ):—[noun] he who is worshipped, adored.

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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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