Kawi

noun
Ka·​wi | \ ˈkäwē \
variants: or Kavi \ -​ävē \
plural -s

Definition of Kawi

: the ancient Austronesian language of Java

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History and Etymology for Kawi

Javanese kawi poem, poetical, from Sanskrit kavi wise, learned, poet or Sanskrit kāvya poetical (from kavi); probably akin to Greek akouein to hear

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“Kawi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kawi. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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