Jivajivaka, Jīvajīvaka, Jiva-jivaka: 8 definitions


Jivajivaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Jīvajīvaka (जीवजीवक).—A King of birds. Mention is made in Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 139, Stanza 6, about this bird.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Jīvajīvakā (जीवजीवका):—[jīvajīvakāḥ] A small bird.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Jivajivaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jīvajīvaka (जीवजीवक).—(also jīvaṃjīvaḥ) the Chakora bird; रक्तानि हृत्वा वासांसि जायते जीवजीवकः (raktāni hṛtvā vāsāṃsi jāyate jīvajīvakaḥ) Manusmṛti 12.66. According to Artha- śāstra, however, it means a pheasant; विषाभ्याशे ग्लायति जीवंजीवकः । चकोरस्याक्षिणी विरज्येते (viṣābhyāśe glāyati jīvaṃjīvakaḥ | cakorasyākṣiṇī virajyete) Kau. A.1.2.17.

Derivable forms: jīvajīvakaḥ (जीवजीवकः).

Jīvajīvaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jīva and jīvaka (जीवक). See also (synonyms): jīvajīva.

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

Jīvajīvaka (जीवजीवक).—m. A kind of bird, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 12, 66.

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

Jīvajīvaka (जीवजीवक).—[masculine] a kind of fowl.

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

1) Jīvajīvaka (जीवजीवक):—[=jīva-jīvaka] [from jīva > jīv] m. idem, [Manu-smṛti xii, 66; Mahābhārata iii, xiif.; Harivaṃśa 12685; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Brahma-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] a, [Buddhist literature] or Jain ascetic, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

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

Jīvajīvaka (जीवजीवक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Jīvajīvaga.

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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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