Sevya, Shevya: 8 definitions


Sevya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Sevya (सेव्य):—A Sanskrit word referring to “Cuscus grass” and is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. It is also known by the names Uśīra, Sevya and Sugandhimūla. Its official botanical name is Chrysopogon zizanioides and is commonly known in english as “Cuscus grass”, “Khus” and “Vetiver” (Vetiveria zizanioides). It is native to India but is widely cultivated in the tropical regions of the world. The literal translation of Sevya is “to be resorted to” or “frequented or inhabited by”.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Sevya (सेव्य) is a Sanskrit word referring to “one who is served”.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sēvya (सेव्य).—a S (Possible, purposed, necessary &c.) to be served or obeyed; to be worshiped or honored. 2 Possible &c. to be used or employed. See under sēvana.

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

sēvya (सेव्य).—a (Worthy) to be served; (proper) to be 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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sevya (सेव्य).—a. [sev-ṇyat]

1) To be served or waited upon.

2) To be used or employed.

3) To be enjoyed.

4) To be taken care of or guarded.

5) To be studied.

6) To be kept or hoarded.

-vyaḥ 1 A master (opp. sevaka); भयं तावत् सेव्यादभिनिविशते सेवकजनम् (bhayaṃ tāvat sevyādabhiniviśate sevakajanam) Mu.5.12; M.4.12; Pt.1.48.

2) The Aśvattha tree.

3) A sparrow.

4) A kind of intoxicating drink.

-vyā 1 The parasite plant वन्दा (vandā).

2) A kind of wild rice.

-vyam A kind of root.

2) Red sandal-wood.

3) Sea-salt.

4) Water.

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

Sevya (सेव्य).—mfn.

(-vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) 1. To be served or obeyed, to be worshipped or honoured. 2. What ought or may be practised, used, &c. 3. To be taken care of. 4. To be employed. 5. To be enjoyed. n.

(-vyaṃ) The root of the Andropogon muricatum. m.

(-vyaḥ) A plant, (Barringtonia acutangula.) f.

(-vyā) A parasite plant. E. ṣevṛ to gratify by service, ṇyat or yat aff.

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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. 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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