bhuvas ind. (orig. nom. or voc. pl. of 2. {bhU}) the air , atmosphere (one of the 3 sacred utterances or Vyahritis [q.v.] uttered between {bhUr} , earth , and {svar} [qq. vv.] , heaven ; it comes 2nd of the series when 7 or 14 worlds are enumerated (it becomes {bhuvar} in {bhuvar-loka} the world of the air one of the mind-born sons of Brahma N. of the 2nd and 11th Kalpa (q.v.)