ind.kva- - kva- or kutra-kva- (implying excessive incongruity) where is this? where is that? how distant is this from that? how little does this agree with that? (exempli gratia, 'for example'kva sūrya-prabhavo vaṃśaḥ kva cālpa-viṣayā matiḥ-,how can my limited intellect describe the solar race? ) etc.
क्व ind. 1 Whither, where; क्व ते$न्योन्यं यत्नाः क्व च नु गहनाः कौतुकरसाः U.6.33; क्व-क्व when repeated in co-ordinate sentences imply 'great difference' or 'incougruity'; क्व रुजा हृदयप्रमाथिनी क्व च ते विश्वसनीयमायुधम् M.3.2; क्व सूर्य- प्रभवो वंशः क्व चाल्पविषया मतिः R.1.2; Ki.1.6; Ś.2.19. -2 Sometimes क्व is used in the sense of the loc. of किम्; क्व प्रदेशे i. e. कस्मिन्प्रदेशे. क्वचन Somewhere; क्वचन पतनयोग्यं देशमन्विष्यताधः N.; यत्र क्वचन वत्स्यामि Bhāg.1.17.36. न-क्व-च Nowhere, never; नानुभूतं क्व चानेन देहेनादृष्टमश्रुतम् Bhāg.4. 29.65. न क्वचन Nowhere; Mb.14. (a) With a following अपि it means (1) somewhere, anywhere; (2) sometimes. (b) With a following चित् it means (1) in some places; प्रस्निग्धाः क्वचिदिङ्गुदीफलभिदः सूच्यन्त एवोपलाः Ś.1.14; Ṛs.1.2. R.1.41; (2) in some cases; क्वचिद् गोचरः क्वचिन्न गोचरो$र्थः. क्वचित्-क्वचित् (a) in one place-in another place, here-here; क्वचिद्वीणावाद्यं क्वचिदपि च हाहेति रुदितम् Bh.3.125,1.4. (b) now-now (referring to time); क्वचित् पथा संचरते सुराणां क्वचित् घनानां पततां क्वचिच्च R.13.19.
ad.=lc. of ka; where? whither? often emphasized with the pcls. áha, íd, iva, nu, nu khalu, and svid: kva svid also= somewhere; with bhû and as=what has be come of --?=it is all over with; kva tadga tam, how about that? without verb=it is out of the question; kva--kva, expressing incon gruity=how great is the difference between --and--, there is nothing in common between -and --; with api and kid=kasmin+api or kid; somewhere, in a certain place; some time, once; sometimes, ever; kvakit kva- kid, here and there, now and then; kvakid kvakid, here--there; now--now; kva½api, kva kit, kvaka, kvakana, withna, nowhere, in no case, never, with preceding yatra, wher ever, whenever, in whatever case.
indeclinable (after a negative phrase) how much less? (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
how is it with? (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
how is it with? what has become of? i.e. it is done with (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
where? in what place? whither?(sometimes connected with particles ŽMDBOŻ~ṝha) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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