Janitva, Jānitvā: 8 definitions



Janitva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

jānitvā : (abs. of jānāti) having known; having found out.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Janitva (जनित्व).—A father.

-tvā A mother.

-tvau (dual) Parents.

Derivable forms: janitvaḥ (जनित्वः).

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

Janitva (जनित्व).—m.

(-tvaḥ) A father. f.

(-tvā) A mother. E. jan to be born, (from whom,) and ṇic itvan Unadi aff.

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

Janitva (जनित्व).—1. [adjective] to be born or produced.

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Janitva (जनित्व).—2. [neuter] the state of a wife.

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

1) Janitva (जनित्व):—[=jani-tva] [from jani > jananīya] 1. jani-tva n. the state of a wife, iv, [Ṛg-veda x, 18, 8.]

2) [from jananīya] 2. janitva mfn. = tavya, [Ṛg-veda i, 66, 8 and 89, 10; iv, 18, 4; x, 45, 10; Atharva-veda ii, 28, 3]

3) [v.s. ...] m. father, [Uṇādi-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]

4) [v.s. ...] m. [dual number] parents, [ib.]

5) Janitvā (जनित्वा):—[from janitva > jananīya] f. mother, [ib.]

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

Janitva (जनित्व):—(tvaḥ) 1. m. A father. f. (tvā) a mother. a. Producing.

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Janitva 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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