Jivan, Jīvan, Jīvaṉ: 4 definitions


Jivan means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, biology, Tamil. 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

Jīvan (जीवन्).—Months of Nabha and Nabhasya.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa 1. 13. 9; Vāyu-purāṇa 30. 8.
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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Jivan [जीवन] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Trema orientale (L.) Blume from the Cannabaceae (Marijuana) family having the following synonyms: Trema grevei, Trema rigidum, Sponia rigida. For the possible medicinal usage of jivan, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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

Jīvan (जीवन्):—[from jīv] in [compound] for vat.

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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

Jivan in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) life; animation; existence; -[krama] the journey of life; living; ~[carita] biography; ~[caritakara] a biographer; ~[carya] living; routine of life; -[dana] sacrifice of life; (commitment) to spare somebody’s life; ~[dhana] the basic wealth of life; a woman’s husband; -[naiya/nauka] the ship of life; -[marana] life and death; •[cakra] the life and death-cycle; -[vritta/vrittamta] biography, bio-data; -[shakti] elan vital, vitality; -[samgharsha] struggle for life; struggle for existence; -[samdhya] the evening of one’s life—the last phase of life; -[stara] standard of living; ~[hina] lifeless; insipid; ~[hetu] livelihood; the basis of existence; —[bhara hona] life to become a burden..—jivan (जीवन) is alternatively transliterated as Jīvana.

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