Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A style of Classical Sanskrit poetry characterized by ornate and artificial language.

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  • noun poetry A highly artificial Sanskrit literary style used by Indian court poets in the early centuries AD.
  • noun by extension poetry (especially in a classical style) in the literatures of India's modern languages

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Sanskrit kāvyam, inspiration, poem, from neuter sg. of kāvya-, inspired, from kaviḥ, seer, poet.]

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From Sanskrit काव्य (kāvyá).

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