Jivanjiva, Jīvañjīva, Jivamjiva: 5 definitions


Jivanjiva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Jīvañjīva (जीवञ्जीव) refers to a mythical bird with two heads as described in the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Jīvañjīva is mentioned in a discusses regarding the reaction of certain insects and other living beings on consumption of poisionous food. The after-effect of intake of poison for Jīvañjīva (mythical bird) is defined as: “mlānir jāyate (becomes languid at the sight of poisoned food)”.

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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

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

Jīvañjīva (जीवञ्जीव).—m.

(-vaḥ) 1. A kind of bird, supposed to be a pheasant. 2. The Chakora or Greek partridge. 3. A kind of tree. E. jīva life, and jīva who lives, from jīv with khac affix, long lived.

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

Jīvañjīva (जीवञ्जीव):—[jīva-ñjīva] (vaḥ) 1. m. Idem; a Greek partridge; kind of tree.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Jīvaṃjīva (जीवंजीव) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Jīvajīva.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Jīvaṃjīva (ಜೀವಂಜೀವ):—

1) [noun] a dove, pigeon.

2) [noun] the bird Perdix rufus fabled to subsist upon moon-beams; Greek partridge.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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