Java; 9 Definition(s)


Java means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi. 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)

Java (जव).—A warrior of Subrahmaṇya. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Stanza 75)

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Mental Impulse;

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Java (जव) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Java] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

Source: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Java, (Sk. java, to javati) 1. (n.) speed S. II, 266; V, 227; M. I, 446; A. II, 113; III, 248; Sn. 221; J. II, 290; IV, 2. Often combd with thāma, in phrase thāmajavasampanna endowed with strength & swiftness J. I, 62; VvA. 104; PvA. 4; Miln. 4.—javena (Instr.) speedily J. II, 377.—2. (adj.) swift, quick J. III, 25; VI, 244 (mano°, as quick as thought); Vv 16 (=vegavanto VvA. 78); VvA. 6 (sīgha°).

—cchinna without alacrity, slow, stupid (opp. sīghajava) DhA. I, 262; —sampanna full of swiftness, nimbleness, or alacrity A. I, 244 sq.; II, 250 sq. (Page 280)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

java : (m.) speed; strength.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

java (जव).—m (yava S) Barley. 2 The measure of a barleycorn, considered as equal to six mustard seeds. 3 A natural line across the thumb at the second joint, compared to a grain of barley. Supposed to indicate easiness of circumstances. 4 A golden bit, barley-form and barley-size, for necklaces and wreaths. javāāgaḷā Exceeding by a barleycorn; a little greater or more. Ex. tō kubēra tara hā ja0 kubēra.

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java (जव).—m S Velocity or speed. Ex. dhaḍadhaḍa vātyā javēṃ jasā viṭapī.

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javā (जवा).—m (java) A particular bracelet: also a single one of the golden barleycorns of which it is composed.

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javā (जवा).—m (yu S root. To join.) Junction, exact uniting or meeting (as of two pieces of wood). v basa, miḷa. 2 fig. Agreement, consisting well together (of persons). Ex. ēka sādhu āṇi ēka sōdā tyāñcā javā basāyācā nāhīṃ. 3 Correspondence of construction; just tallying. 4 The agreeing, answering, meeting, suiting.fitting (of calculations, conjectures, schemes, expedients). Ex. hēṃ kūṭa lāvaṇyāviṣayīṃ phāra śrama kēlā parantu javā basata nāhīṃ; lagnāviṣayīṃ pandharā divasa ghāṭāghāṭa kēlī parantu javā basata nāhīṃ.

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jāvā (जावा).—m (jāṇēṃ) Departure or going: opp. to yēvā. Pr. yēvā vhāvā jāvā na vhāvā or yēvā barā jāvā vāīṭa.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

java (जव).—m Barley. The measure of a barley- corn, equal to six mustard seeds. Speed.

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javā (जवा).—m Junction. Agreement, consist- ing well together (of persons). Just tallying.

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