Ajivana, Ajīvana, Ājīvana: 4 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ajīvana (अजीवन).—a. [na. ba.] Devoid of livelihood.

-nam Nonexistence, death.

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Ājīvana (आजीवन).—

1) Livelihood, subsistence, maintenance, भवत्याजीवनं तस्मात् (bhavatyājīvanaṃ tasmāt) Pt.1.48; cf. words like रूपाजीव, अजाजीव, शस्त्राजीव, स्त्र्याजीव (rūpājīva, ajājīva, śastrājīva, stryājīva) &c; आजीवनार्थः (ājīvanārthaḥ) Ms.1.79,11.63 means of livelihood; बहुमूलफलो रम्यः स्वाजीवः प्रतिभाति मे (bahumūlaphalo ramyaḥ svājīvaḥ pratibhāti me) Rām.2.56.14.

2) Profession, the means of maintaining oneself; विशुद्ध इदानीमाजीवः (viśuddha idānīmājīvaḥ) Ś.6.

-vaḥ A Jaina beggar.

Derivable forms: ājīvanam (आजीवनम्).

See also (synonyms): ājīva.

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

Ājīvana (आजीवन).—n.

(-naṃ) Livelihood. E. āṅ before jīva to live, lyuṭ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ājīvana (आजीवन).—[ā-jīv + ana], n. Livelihood, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 1264.

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Ajīvana (अजीवन).—n. death, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 38, 7.

Ajīvana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and jīvana (जीवन).

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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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