Jivanavasa, Jivana-avasa, Jīvanāvāsa: 3 definitions
Jivanavasa 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.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) 'residing in water', epithet of Varuṇa, the regent of water.
2) the body.
Derivable forms: jīvanāvāsaḥ (जीवनावासः).
Jīvanāvāsa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jīvana and āvāsa (आवास).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-saḥ) Varuna, regent of water. E. jīvana water, and āvāsa abode.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Jīvanāvāsa (जीवनावास):—[from jīvana > jīv] m. ‘water-abider’, Varuṇa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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