Jivati, Jīvati: 5 definitions


Jivati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

jīvati : (jiv + a) lives; subsists on.

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

Jīvati, (Vedic jīvati, cp. jinoti (jinvati); Dhtp 282: pāṇadhāraṇe *gQeịē =Gr. bi/omai & zw/w, zh_n; Lat. vīvo: Goth. ga-quiunan; Mhg. quicken, cp. E. quicken) to live, be alive, live by, subsist on (c. Instr. or nissāya). Imper. pres. jīva Sn. 427, very frequent with ciraṃ live long ... , as a salutation & thanksgiving. ciraṃ jīva J. VI, 337; c. jīvāhi Sn. 1029; Pv. II, 333; c. jīvantu Pv. I, 55;— pot. jīve Sn. 440, 589; Dh. 110;— ppr. jīvaṃ Sn. 427, 432; ‹-› ppr. med. jīvamāna J. I, 307; PvA. 39;— inf. jīvituṃ J. I, 263; Dh. 123.—Sn. 84 sq. , 613 sq. , 804; Dh. 197; J. III, 26; IV, 137; VI, 183 (jīvare); PvA. 111. (Page 285)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jivatī (जिवती).—f (jīvantikā S) A goddess worshiped on the sixth day after the birth of a child. An image of her is suspended around the child's neck.

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

jivatī (जिवती).—f A goddess worshipped on the 6th day after a child's birth.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Jīvati (जीवति).—(for Sanskrit jīyate, pass. to jayati), is conquered, is lost: yasya jitaṃ nātha jīvati Mv iii.91.19 (verse) = Pali [Page244-a+ 71] Dhp. 179 yassa jitaṃ nāvajīyati, which proves the meaning (and suggests nāva- for nātha = na atha?); if not a mere corruption, change of y to v, § 2.31.

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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. 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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