Sevya, Shevya: 14 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Sevy.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Sevya (सेव्य):—A Sanskrit word referring to “Cuscus grass” and is used throughout Ayurvedic 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”.
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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam
Sevya (सेव्य) refers to:—Master or worshipable Lord; one who is served. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Sevya (सेव्य) (Cf. Susevya) refers to “one worthy of being resorted to” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.8.—Accordingly, Nārada said to Himavat:—“[..] In a majestic person a defect does not produce misery. It may well cause misery in a non-majestic person. Sun, fire and Gaṅgā may be cited as examples. Hence you give your daughter in marriage to Śiva. That will be a wise step. Lord Śiva who is the sole lord, unchanging and without any aberration is worthy of being resorted to [i.e., sevya]. By performing penance, Śiva can be propitiated quickly and He will accept her undoubtedly. [...]”.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Sevya (सेव्य) is a Sanskrit word referring to “one who is served”.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: 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.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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; Pañcatantra (Bombay) 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.
4) Water.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-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.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śevya (शेव्य).—[adjective] = [preceding] adj.
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Sevya (सेव्य).—[adjective] to be served etc. (v. [preceding]).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śevya (शेव्य):—[from śeva] mfn. dear (as a friend), [Ṛg-veda]
2) Sevya (सेव्य):—[from sev] mfn. to be resorted to or frequented or inhabited by ([genitive case]), [Harivaṃśa; Pañcatantra; Kathāsaritsāgara]
3) [v.s. ...] to be followed (as a path), [Rājataraṅgiṇī]
4) [v.s. ...] to be approached, [Cāṇakya]
5) [v.s. ...] to be waited upon or served or obeyed, a master (as opp. to ‘a servant’), [Rāmāyaṇa; Kālidāsa] etc.
6) [v.s. ...] to be honoured, honourable, [Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata] etc.
7) [v.s. ...] to be enjoyed carnally, [Subhāṣitāvali]
8) [v.s. ...] to be practised or used or employed, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.
9) [v.s. ...] to be studied, [Catalogue(s)]
10) [v.s. ...] to be kept or hoarded, [Hitopadeśa]
11) [v.s. ...] to be taken care of or guarded, [Horace H. Wilson]
12) [v.s. ...] m. the Aśvattha tree, Ficus Religiosa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
13) [v.s. ...] Barringtonia Acutangula, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
14) [v.s. ...] a sparrow, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
15) [v.s. ...] an intoxicating drink made from the blossoms of the Bassia Latifolia, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
16) Sevyā (सेव्या):—[from sevya > sev] f. the parasitical plant Vandā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
17) [v.s. ...] Emblic Myrobolam, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
18) [v.s. ...] a kind of wild grain or rice, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
19) Sevya (सेव्य):—[from sev] n. the root of Andropogon Muricatus, [Suśruta]
20) [v.s. ...] red sandal-wood, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
21) [v.s. ...] sea-salt, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
22) [v.s. ...] the thick middle part of curds, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
23) [v.s. ...] water, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sevya (सेव्य):—(vyaṃ) 1. n. Root of the Andropogon muricatum. m. A plant, Barringtonia. 1. f. A parasite plant. a. To be served or attended to.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Sevya (सेव्य) [Also spelled sevy]:—(a) fit or deserving to be served: (nm) one to whom service is rendered; master; -[sevaka] the served and server; •[bhāva] the relationship of the server and the served.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] that is to be waited upon or served or obeyed.
2) [adjective] that is to be honoured; honourable.
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1) [noun] = ಸೇವೆ [seve]1 - 1 & 2.
2) [noun] that which is worthy of being served, worshipped.
3) [noun] an honourable, respectable man.
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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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 4.19.109 < [Chapter 19 - A Thousand Names of Srī Yamunā]
Verse 4.19.71 < [Chapter 19 - A Thousand Names of Srī Yamunā]
Verse 8.13.50 < [Chapter 13 - A Thousand Names of Lord Balarāma]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 2.5.121 < [Chapter 5 - Lord Nityānanda’s Vyāsa-pūjā Ceremony and His Darśana of the Lord’s Six-armed Form]
Verse 2.13.2 < [Chapter 13 - The Deliverance of Jagāi and Mādhāi]
Verse 2.17.1 < [Chapter 17 - The Lord’s Wandering Throughout Navadvīpa and Descriptions of the Devotees’ Glories]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.4.196 < [Chapter 4 - Vaikuṇṭha (the spiritual world)]
Verse 1.4.68 < [Chapter 4 - Bhakta (the devotee)]
Verse 2.4.194 < [Chapter 4 - Vaikuṇṭha (the spiritual world)]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
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