Ajajivika, Ajajīvika, Aja-jivika: 3 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ajajīvika (अजजीविक).—[ajaistaccāraṇena jīvati; ajā eva jīvikā yasya vā] a goat-herd; so -°पः, -°पालः (paḥ, -°pālaḥ).

Derivable forms: ajajīvikaḥ (अजजीविकः).

Ajajīvika is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aja and jīvika (जीविक). See also (synonyms): ajajīva.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ajajīvika (अजजीविक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A goatherd, E. aja and jīvika who lives or gets a livelihood by goats.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ajajīvika (अजजीविक):—[=aja-jīvika] [from aja > aj] m. ‘who lives by goats’, a goat-herd.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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