Jai, Jāi, Jaī: 16 definitions

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Jai means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, biology, Tamil. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

India history and geography

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)

Jāi is one of the Brāhmaṇa donees mentioned in the “Asankhali plates of Narasiṃha II” (1302 A.D.). When a grant was made to a large number of Brāhmaṇas, the chief amongst the donees seems to have been called Pānīyagrāhin especially. In the present record, though all the donees (e.g., Jāi) are referred to as Pāṇigrāhi-mahājana, their list is headed by a Brāhmaṇa with Pāṇigrahī as his surname.

These copper plates (mentioning Jāi) were discovered from the house of a Santal inhabitant of Pargana Asankhali in the Mayurbhanj State (Orissa). It was made when king Vīra-Narasiṃhadeva was staying at the Bhairavapura-kaṭaka (city, camp or residence).

Source: Shodhganga: A translation of Jhaverchand Meghanis non translated folk tales

Jai refers to “Daughter”.—It is defined in the glossary attached to the study dealing with Gujarat Folk tales composed by Gujarati poet Jhaverchand Meghani (1896-1947)

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Jai in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Jasminum auriculatum Vahl from the Oleaceae (Jasmine) family having the following synonyms: Jasminum ovalifolium, Jasminum mucronatum, Mogorium trifoliatum. For the possible medicinal usage of jai, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Jai in India is the name of a plant defined with Avena sativa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Avena fatua subsp. sativa (L.) Thell. (among others).

2) Jai is also identified with Avena sterilis It has the synonym Avena sterilis subvar. culta (Thell.) Malzev.

3) Jai is also identified with Jasminum arborescens It has the synonym Jasminum arborescens Bojer (etc.).

4) Jai is also identified with Jasminum grandiflorum It has the synonym Jasminum officinale L. fo. grandiflorum (L.) Kobuski (etc.).

5) Jai is also identified with Jasminum officinale It has the synonym Jasminum viminale Salisb. (etc.).

6) Jai is also identified with Peristrophe paniculata It has the synonym Justicia ligulata Lam. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Österreichische Botanische Zeitschrift (1870)
· Flore des Environs de Paris (1799)
· Enumeratio Plantarum Transsilvaniae (1866)
· Hortus Maurit. (1837)
· Vierteljahrsschrift der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Zürich (1911)
· Cytologia (1992)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jaī (जई).—ad (Poetry.) When, at the time that. Correl. with kaī.

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jaī (जई).—f (Or jai) The space between the top of a wall and the roof which descends and rests upon the outer edge of it; as left unfilled up, and as serving as a place to keep or put things: also the space sometimes made by a projecting layer of bricks, to serve the same purpose.

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jāī (जाई).—f (jātī S) Jasminum auriculatum, the plant or its flower.

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jai (जै) [or जैं, jaiṃ].—conj (Poetry.) If. 2 ad When, at the time that. Correl. with kai or kaiṃ.

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jai (जै).—f The space along the top of a wall. See jaī.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

jaī (जई).—f The space along the top of a wall.

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jāī (जाई).—f Jasminum auriculatum, the plant or its flower.

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jai (जै).—conj (Poetry.) If ad When at the time that.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jai (जै).—1 P. (jāyati) To wane, decline, perish.

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

Jai (जै).—r. 1st cl. (jayati) To wane or decline. E. bhvā-pa-aka-aniṭ.

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

Jai (जै).— (akin to jyā), i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] To wane.

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

Jai (जै):—[class] 1. jāyati, to wane, perish, [Dhātupāṭha xxii, 17];—cf.kṣai.

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

Jai (जै):—jāyati 1. a. To wane or decline.

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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 (even English!). 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Jaī (जई):—(nf) oat; new shoots of barley.

2) Jai (जै):—(nf) see [jaya].

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Jai (जै) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Yati.

2) Jai (जै) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Yati.

3) Jai (जै) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Yadā.

4) Jai (जै) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Yadi.

5) Jai (जै) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Yatra.

6) Jai (जै) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Jayin.

7) Jāi (जाइ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Jāti.

8) Jāi (जाइ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Jāti.

9) Jāi (जाइ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Yājin.

10) Jāi (जाइ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Yāyin.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Jai (ಜೈ):—[noun] a hailing.

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Jai (ಜೈ):—[interjection] a hailing cry 'victory unto three!'.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Jai (ஜை) . The compound of ஜ் [j] and ஐ. [ai.]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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