Jaiva: 8 definitions


Jaiva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Jaiv.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jaiva (जैव).—a. [jīvasyedaṃ aṇ]

1) Belonging to जीव (jīva) or the soul.

2) Belonging to Jupiter.

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

Jaiva (जैव).—[feminine] ī relating to the individual soul.

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

1) Jaiva (जैव):—mf(ī)n. belonging to the living personal soul (jīva), [Bādarāyaṇa’s Brahma-sūtra ii, 3, 47 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) relating to Jupiter (Thursday, [Viṣṇu-smṛti, viṣṇu-sūtra, vaiṣṇava-dharma-śāstra lxxviii, 5]), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhajjātaka; Sūryasiddhānta]

[Sanskrit to German]

Jaiva in German

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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

Jaiva (जैव) [Also spelled jaiv]:—(a) biological; ~[vijñāna] Biology; ~[vaijñānika] a biologist, biological.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Jaivā (जैवा) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Yadivā.

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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

Jaiva (ಜೈವ):—[noun] related to the soul, life or living beings.

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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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