kavya

noun
kav·​ya | \ ˈkävyə \
plural -s

Definition of kavya

: poetic composition in Sanskrit and other Indic languages characterized by decorative elaboration

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History and Etymology for kavya

Sanskrit kāvya, from kāvya, adjective, poetical

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“Kavya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kavya. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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