Stavaka, Stāvaka: 10 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Stavaka 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Stāvaka (स्तावक).—A Janapada of the Ketumālā continent.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 44. 10.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Stavaka (स्तवक) refers to a “bunch of flowers”, as mentioned in a list of six synonyms, according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Stavaka] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

stāvaka (स्तावक).—a S That praises, commends, lauds, eulogizes, panegyrizes, celebrates, extols, exalts &c.

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

stāvaka (स्तावक).—a That praises, commends.

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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

Stavaka (स्तवक).—a. (-vikā f.) [स्तु-वुन् (stu-vun)] Praising, eulogizing.

-kaḥ 1 A panegyrist, praiser.

2) Praise, eulogium.

3) A cluster of blossoms.

4) Bunch of flowers, nosegay, tuft, bouquet.

5) A chapter or section of a book.

6) A multitude; cf. स्तबक (stabaka) also.

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Stāvaka (स्तावक).—A praiser, panegyrist, flatterer; स्तावकांस्तानभिप्रेत्य पुथुर्वैन्यः प्रतापवान् (stāvakāṃstānabhipretya puthurvainyaḥ pratāpavān) Bhāg.4.15.21.

Derivable forms: stāvakaḥ (स्तावकः).

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

Stavaka (स्तवक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A cluster of blossoms, a nosegay. 2. A multitude in general. 3. Praise, eulogium. 4. A panegyrist, a praiser. 5. The chapter of a book. f.

(-vikā) Praising. E. ṣṭu to praise, aff. vun; or sthā to stay, avaka Unadi aff., form irr.

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Stāvaka (स्तावक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A praiser, a panegyrist. E. ṣṭu to praise, ṇvul aff.

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

Stavaka (स्तवक).— i. e. stu + aka, m. 1. Praise. 2. A panegyrist. 3. A cluster of blossoms, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 155; [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 125; a designation of chapters in the Kusumāñjali. 4. A multitude.

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

1) Stavaka (स्तवक):—[from stu] m. praise, eulogium, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a panegyrist, praiser, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) Stāvaka (स्तावक):—[from stu] mfn. praising, extolling, [Sāyaṇa] (-tva n., [Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti])

4) [v.s. ...] m. a praiser, panegyrist, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

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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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