Jivi, Jīvi: 13 definitions


Jivi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Jivi [ಜೀವಿ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Ficus benjamina L. from the Moraceae (Mulberry) family. For the possible medicinal usage of jivi, 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.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Jivi in India is the name of a plant defined with Alangium salviifolium in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Grewia salviifolia L.f. (among others).

2) Jivi is also identified with Ficus infectoria.

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Taxon (1976)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Journal of Medicinal Plant Research (Suppl.) (1980)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1990)
· Fitoterapia (2002)
· Species Plantarum (1753)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Jivi, for example side effects, chemical composition, health benefits, diet and recipes, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, have a look at these references.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

jīvi : (aor. of jīvati) lived; subsisted on. || jīvī (m.) one who lives. (in cpds.) leading a life of.

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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

jīvī (जीवी).—a (S) Living or subsisting in, on, by, through, during. In comp. as bhikṣājīvī, naukā- jīvī, annajīvī, māṃsajīvī, jalajīvī, cirañjīvī, kalpajīvī.

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

jīvī (जीवी).—a Living or subsisting in, on, by.

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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 dictionary

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

Jivi (जिवि).—r. 5th cl. (jivinoti) To seek, to hurt or kill.

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

Jīvī (जीवी):—[from jīv] f. Name of a plant, [Kauśika-sūtra]

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

Jivi (जिवि):—(na, ra) jivinoti 5. a. To kill.

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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

Jīvī (जीवी):—(nm) a living organism; a suffix meaning living or subsisting by or for, e.g. [cirajīvī, śramajīvī, buddhijīvī].

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Jīvi (जीवि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Anujīvin.

Jīvi has the following synonyms: Aṇu.

2) Jīvi (जीवि) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Jīvin.

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Jivi (ಜಿವಿ):—[noun] the condition of a limb being weakened in or deprived of the power of feeling or moving; numbness.

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Jivi (ಜಿವಿ):—[noun] the large-sized, evergreen tree Ficus retusa of Moraceae family.

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Jīvi (ಜೀವಿ):—[adjective] being alive; living.

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Jīvi (ಜೀವಿ):—[noun] a living being.

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Jīvi (ಜೀವಿ):—[noun] the ficus tree Ficus benjamina (= F. retusa) of Moraceae family; the java fig tree.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Jīvī (जीवी):—adj. 1. living; alive; 2. suffix. means living on or by means of;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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