Shavakamya, Śavakāmya, Shava-kamya: 5 definitions
Shavakamya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
The Sanskrit term Śavakāmya can be transliterated into English as Savakamya or Shavakamya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Śavakāmya (शवकाम्य).—a dog.
Derivable forms: śavakāmyaḥ (शवकाम्यः).
Śavakāmya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śava and kāmya (काम्य).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-myaḥ) A dog. E. śava a corpse, and kāmya desirous.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śavakāmya (शवकाम्य):—[=śava-kāmya] [from śava] m. ‘fond of or feeding on corpses’, a dog, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śavakāmya (शवकाम्य):—[śava-kāmya] (myaḥ) 1. m. A dog.
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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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