Jami, Jāmi, Jāmī: 17 definitions


Jami means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Jāmī (जामी).—A daughter of Dakṣa, and one of the wives of Dharma. Mother of Svarga (nāgavithi, Vāyu-purāṇa).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 4 and 6; Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 34; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 15. 105-7.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Jāmī (जामी) refers to one of the ten of Dakṣa’s sixty daughters given to Dharma in marriage, according to one account of Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, Dakṣa gets married to Asikni, the daughter of Prajāpati Viraṇa and begot sixty daughters. [He gave ten daughters to Dharma in marriage] [...] The ten wives of Dharma are Sādhyā, Viśvā, Saṃkalpā, Muhūrtā, Arundhatī, Marutvatī, Vasu, Bhūnu, Lambā and Jāmī. Nāgavīthi was born from Jāmī.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Jāmi (जामि).—Tautologous, unnecessarily repeated; the word is defined and illustrated by Yaska as;-तद्यत्समान्या-मृचि समानाभिव्याहारं भवति तज्जामि भवतीत्येकं । मधुमन्तं मधुश्चुतमिति यथा (tadyatsamānyā-mṛci samānābhivyāhāraṃ bhavati tajjāmi bhavatītyekaṃ | madhumantaṃ madhuścutamiti yathā) Nir.x.16.2. For other definitions of the word जामि (jāmi) conveying practically the same idea, cf. Nir.X. 16. 3 and 4.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Jāmi (जामि), a word which appears originally to have meant ‘related in blood,’ is not rarely used as an epithet of ‘sister’ (svasṛ), and sometimes even denotes ‘sister’ itself, the emphasis being on the blood-relationship. So it appears in a passage of the Atharvaveda, where ‘brotherless sisters’.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

Jami in India is the name of a plant defined with Citrus medica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Aurantium medicum (L.) M. Gómez (among others).

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

· J. SouthW. Agric. Univ. (1994)
· Supplementum Carpologiae (1805)
· Plantae Wilsonianae (1914)
· Reise nach Ostindien und China (1765)
· Flore de Madagascar et des Comores (1950)
· Flora Indica (1768)

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jāmi (जामि).—a. [jam-in ni° vṛddhiḥ]

1) Customary, usual.

2) Peculiar, or belonging to.

-miḥ f.

1) A sister; तद् गदतु मे जामि देवदत्तोऽन्निकामिमाम् (tad gadatu me jāmi devadatto'nnikāmimām) Gaṇeśa P.

2) A daughter.

3) A daughter-in-law.

4) A near female relative (sannihita- sapiṇḍastrī Kull.); Manusmṛti 3.57-58.

5) A virtuous and respectable woman.

6) Ved. A finger.

7) Water. -n.

1) Blood-relationship, relation of sister and brother.

2) Relation (in general), descent.

3) Tautology.

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

Jāmi (जामि).—f. (-miḥ or -mī) 1. A virtuous and respectable woman. 2. A sister, &c. E. jai to decline or decay, affix mi; or jam to eat, affix optionally added in ni0 vṛddhiḥ .

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

Jāmi (जामि).— (from *jam, cf. jāmā, but in the signification which appears in [Latin] gem-ini and Sskt. yama, Twin, a pair), I. adj. and sbst. Brother and sister; related (ved.). Ii. also jāmī jāmī, f. 1. A female relation, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 57. 2. A sister, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 1, 157.

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

Jāmi (जामि).—[adjective] related by blood; kindred, own, native, customary; [feminine] sister (±svasṛ, metaph. also the fingers), daughter in law, female relative i.[grammar]; [neuter] = seq.

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

1) Jāmi (जामि):—[from jāmā] mfn. related like brother and sister, (f. with [Ṛg-veda i, iii, ix] or without svasṛ) a sister, (rarely m.) a brother, [Ṛg-veda] (‘sisters’, = fingers; ‘7 sisters’ = 7 acts of devotion in Soma worship, [ix, 66, 8]; cf. sapta-), [Atharva-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] related (in general), belonging or peculiar to, customary, usual, (m.) a relative, [Ṛg-veda] (cf. jāṃ-dhita sub voce )

3) [v.s. ...] f. a female relative of the head of a family, [especially] the daughter-in-law, [Manu-smṛti iii, 57f.; Mahābhārata xiii, xv; Bhāgavata-purāṇa iv, 28, 16]

4) [v.s. ...] a sister (?), [Yājñavalkya i, 157]

5) [v.s. ...] a virtuous woman, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] Name of a goddess, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa i, 7, 2, 6] (cf. )

7) [v.s. ...] n. the relation of brother and sister, consanguinity, [Ṛg-veda iii, 54, 9; x, 10, 4]

8) [v.s. ...] (in [grammar] and in liturgy) uniformity, repetition, tautology, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Lāṭyāyana; Nirukta, by Yāska]

9) [v.s. ...] water, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska i, 12] ([varia lectio] mi-vat)

10) [v.s. ...] ef. a-, vi-, sapta-, samāvaj-, su-, soma-

11) [v.s. ...] deva-jāmi;

12) [v.s. ...] cf. [Latin] ge minus.

13) Jāmī (जामी):—[from jāmā] f. = mi, a daughter-in-law, [Mahābhārata xii, 8868]

14) [v.s. ...] Name of an Apsaras, [Harivaṃśa iii, 69, 6]

15) [v.s. ...] for yām q.v.

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

Jāmi (जामि):—(miḥ) 2. f. A virtuous and respectable woman; a sister.

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

Jāmi (जामि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Jāmi.

[Sanskrit to German]

Jami 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Jāmi (जामि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit words: Jāmi, Yāmi.

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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

Jāmi (ಜಾಮಿ):—

1) [noun] a girl or woman as related to other child or children of her parents; a sister.

2) [noun] a chaste, virtuous or respectable woman.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Jami is another spelling for ज्यामी [jyāmī].—n. day-laborer; a paid worker;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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