Teva, Ṭēva, Ṭeva, Tēvā, Ḍhevā: 6 definitions


Teva means something in Marathi, Hindi, biology, Tamil. 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.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Teva in Gabon is the name of a plant defined with Desbordesia glaucescens in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Irvingia oblonga A. Chev. (among others).

2) Teva in India is also identified with Sansevieria roxburghiana It has the synonym Cordyline roxburghiana Merr. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie (1902)
· Systema Vegetabilium ed. 15 (1829)
· Species Plantarum, ed. 4 (1799)
· Annales des Sciences Naturelles (Paris) (1905)
· Pl. Coromandel (1805)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ṭēva (टेव).—m P A trick, a vitious habit or way: also a hobby or fancy taken up.

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ṭēva (टेव).—m pl R The arts and tricks o coquettes, flirts, and beaus,--adorning or displaying the person, exhibiting gestures &c. v kara.

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ṭēvā (टेवा).—m R A little hole (as dug or arising in the ground or a wall); a hollow or cavity on a surface gen. 2 Pricking and probing of a puncture.

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tēva (तेव).—m The exudation from sugar, wax &c.: also the oozing away or liquefaction of such substances; the sweat or the sweating.

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

ṭēva (टेव).—m A trick, a vitious habit or way: also a hobby or fancy taken up.

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ṭēva (टेव).—m pl The arts and tricks of coquettes, flirts, and beaus.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ṭeva (टेव) [Also spelled tev]:—(nf) habit, wont, settled tendency; —[paḍanā] to fall into the habit (of), to acquire the habit of.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tēva (ತೇವ):—[noun] a slight wetness; moisture; damp.

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Tēvā (தேவா) noun < Urdu devī. See தேனா. [thena.] (C. G.)

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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