from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A style of Classical Sanskrit poetry characterized by ornate and artificial language.
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- n. A highly artificial Sanskrit literary style used by Indian court poets in the early centuries AD.
- n. poetry (especially in a classical style) in the literatures of India's modern languages
Sanskrit kāvyam, inspiration, poem, from neuter sg. of kāvya-, inspired, from kaviḥ, seer, poet.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Sanskrit काव्य (kāvyá). (Wiktionary)