Jivha, Jivhā: 5 definitions


Jivha means something in 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

jivha means related to tongue,

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

jivhā : (f.) the tongue.

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

Jivhā, (f.) (Vedic jihvā, cp. Lat. lingua (older dingua); Goth. tuggo; Ohg. zunga; E. tongue) the tongue. ‹-› (a) physically: Vin. I, 34; A. IV, 131; Sn. 673, 716; Dh. 65, 360; J. II, 306; PvA. 99 (of Petas: visukkha-kanthaṭṭha j.), 152.—Of the tongue of the mahāpurusha which could touch his ears & cover his forehead: Sn. 1022; p. 108; & pahūta-jivhatā the characteristic of possessing a prominent tongue (as the 27th of the 32 Mahāpurisa-lakkhaṇāni) D. I, 106=Sn. p. 107; D. II, 18. —dujjivha (adj.) having a bad tongue (of a poisonous snake) A. III, 260.—(b) psychologically: the sense of taste. It follows after ghāna (smell) as the 4th sense in the enumeration of sense-organs (jivhāya rasaṃ sāyati Nd2 under rūpa; jivhā-viññeyya rasa D. I, 245; II, 281; M. II, 42) Vin. I, 34; D. III, 102, 226; M. I, 191; Vism. 444.

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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

jivhā (जिव्हा).—f (S but spelled jihavā) The tongue. jivhā khāṇēṃ To bite the tongue (in rage or vexation). jivhā vāṅkaḍī paḍaṇēṃ g. of s. To have a lapsus linguæ; to utter inadvertently. jivhā viṭāḷaṇēṃ To pall (blunt the perception of) the taste. 2 To be- foul one's tongue (as by giving abuse &c.) 3 To speak a word (in intercession, recommendation &c.) jivhā hātīṃ dharaṇēṃ To be vehemently abusive, incessantly prating, or a gluttonus eater. jivhēlā āḍhāvēḍhā asaṇēṃ g. of s. To suffer restraint of speech. For other phrases see the derivative jībha.

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

jivhā (जिव्हा).—f The tongue. jivhā vāṅkaḍī paḍaṇēṃ Have a lapsus linguæ, to utter inad- vertently. jivhā viṭāḷaṇēṃ To befoul one's tongue (as by giving abuse &c.) To speak a word (in intercession, recommendation, &c.) jivhā hātīṃ dharaṇēṃ To be vehemently abusive, incessantly prating, or a gluttonous eater.

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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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