Tava, Tāva: 4 definitions


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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

tāva : (in.) so much; so long; as far as.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Tāva, (adv.) (Sk. tāvat) so much, so long; usually correl. with yāva how long, how much; in all meanings to be understood out of elliptical application of this correlation. Thus I. yāva-tāva as long as: yāva dve janā avasiṭṭhā ahesuṃ tāva aññamaññaṃ ghātayiṃsu J. I, 254; yāva dukkhā nirayā idha tattha pi tāva ciraṃ vasitabbaṃ Sn. 678. Neg. na tāva-yāva na not until: M. I, 428; S. V, 261; A. I, 141≈(na t. kālaṃ karoti yāva na taṃ pāpakammaṃ byantihoti he does not die until his evil kamma is exhausted). II. Elliptical: 1. temporal: so long as, for the time (tāvakālikaṃ=yāvak°tāvak°; see below).—2. comparative: (such-) as, like, so, such, just so, rather, in such a degree, even; tāvabahuṃ suvaṇṇaṃ so much gold Vin. I, 209; t. -mahanto so much J. I, 207; t. madhuraphala with such sweet fruit J. II, 105; asītiyā tāva kimi-kulānaṃ sādhāraṇa (of the body) or rather, i.e. Vism. 235; vatthāni t. devapātubhūtāni PvA. 44; paṭhamaṃ t. (even) at once, right away PvA. 113, 132; gilānāya t. ayaṃ etissā rūpasobhā even in sickness she is so beautiful VvA. 76; parittakassa kusalakammassa t. =quidem PvA. 51; paṃsukūlikaṅgaṃ t. in the first place Vism. 62.—3. concessive: (a) (absol.) as far as it goes, considering, because: yadi evaṃ pitā tāva purisabhāve na rodati, mātu nāma hadayaṃ mudukaṃ “even if the father as man does not weep, surely, ” &c. , PvA. 63.—(b) with imper. in expr. like gaccha tāva go as long as you like (to go) (=gaccha tāva yāva gaccheyyāsi), i.e. if you like, cp. Ger. geh’immer; passa tāva just look=Lat. licet. Therefore sometimes=please or simply an emphatic imper. as “do go, ” etc. J. II, 5 (ete t. aguṇā hontu let them be faulty), 133 (ehi t.), 352 (tiṭṭha t. leave off please), III, 53 (pāto va t. hotu only let it be to-morrow, i.e. wait tillt-m.); IV, 2 taṃ t. me detha give me this though); VvA. 289 (vīmaṃsatha t. just think); PvA. 4 (t. ayyo āgametu yāvâyaṃ puriso pānīyaṃ pivissati may your honour wait till this man shall have drunk the water), 13 (therā t. gacchantu). With prohibitive: mā tāva ito agā please do not go from here Pv. II, 322.—4. hortative, with 1st pers. fut. equal to imperative-subjunctive or injunctive, cp. 3 (b): let me, well, now, then (cp. Lat. age in dic age, etc.). J. I, 62 (puttaṃ t. passissāmi please let me see the son), 263 (vīmaṃsissāmi t. let me think), 265 (nahāyissāmi t. just let me bathe). ‹-› III, In other combinations: tāva-na although-yet= not even: ajjā pi t. me balaṃ na passasi not even to-day have you yet seen my full strength J. I, 207; t. mahādhanassāmī na me dātuṃ piyaṃ ahu although lord of wealth yet I did not like to give Pv. II, 76. na-tāva (or tāva in neg. sentence) not yet, not even, not so much as (=Lat. ne-quidem) Pv. II, 112 (na ca tāva khīyati does not even diminish a bit); PvA. 117 (attano kenaci anabhibhavanīyataṃ eva tāva: that he is not to be overpowered, even by anyone). tāva-d-eva just now, instantly, on the spot, at once Sn. 30; J. I, 61, 151; IV, 2; Pv. II, 89 (=tadā eva PvA. 109); PvA. 23, 46, 74, 88, etc. tāvade (=tāva-d-eva) for all times Pv IV. 338 (=PvA. 255).

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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

ṭāva (टाव).—m Commonly ṭāhō.

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tava (तव).—pron S Thine. Occurring in Prakrit only with the poets. Ex. tava caraṇīṃ ṭhēvūni māthā ||.

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tava (तव).—m f A thin skin or coating; a film or pellicle. 2 Dusky suffusion over the eye, nebula.

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tavā (तवा).—m ( H) An iron or earthen plate on which cakes are baked, a griddle or girdle. 2 fig. A sheet of rock; or a clear, level, uniform track of ground. 3 The ground of a garment. 4 The ground or foil of a jewel. 5 Applied to to the draw-bridge at Dowlutabad: also to the iron plate covering the mouth of the step-ascent: also to a plate thrown here and there over an aqueduct or a drain.

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tavā (तवा).—f (Commonly tava) Giddiness. v .

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tāva (ताव).—m ( P tāpa S) Heating to a red heat (metals &c.) 2 The appearance induced upon metals by thus heating them. 3 fig. Taking the conceit out of; humbling by vehement vituperation. v . 4 A sheet of paper. 5 A pane of glass. tāva dēṇēṃ (kaśāvara) To make away with; to purloin or pilfer: (lāḍū pōḷī ityādikāvara) To play a good stick at (cakes, puddings, sweetmeats). tāva dēṇēṃ (with ) To beat or scold vehemently. tāva dēṇēṃ or māraṇēṃ (vyāpārānta &c.) To get a gain, or to get a loss; i. e. to make or to get a hit. tāva yēṇēṃ in. con. To get an impulse or itching (to do).

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tāva (ताव).—f C Mild sunshine (as of rainy weather).

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

tava (तव).—pro Thine. m f A thin skin; a film Nebula.

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tavā (तवा).—m A griddle; an iron plate. A sheet of rock. The foil of a jewel. f Giddiness.

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tāva (ताव).—m Heating to a red heat. A sheet of paper, A pane of glass. tāva dēṇēṃ Make away with. Beat or scold vehe- mently. To play a good stick at (cakes, puddings &c.). tāva yēṇēṃ To get an impulse.

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tāva (ताव).—f Mild sunshine.

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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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