Jivin, Jīvin: 9 definitions



Jivin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Jīvin, (adj.) (usually —°) living, leading a life (of ... ) S. I, 42, 61; Sn. 88, 181; Dh. 164; PvA. 27. Cp. dīgha°, dhamma°. (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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jīvin (जीविन्).—a. (- f.) [जीव् -णिनि, जिव-इनि वा (jīv -ṇini, jiva-ini vā)] (Generally at the end of comp.)

1) Living, alive, existing; R.1.63.

2) Living upon or by; शस्त्रजीविन्, आयुधजीविन् (śastrajīvin, āyudhajīvin) &c. -m. A living being.

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

Jīvin (जीविन्).—mfn. (-vī-vinī-vi) Alive, living, animate, a living being. E. jīva, and ṇini aff.

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

Jīvin (जीविन्).—[jīv + in], I. adj., f. . 1. Living, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 246. 2. Subsisting on, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 9, 61; especially latter part of comp. words, e. g. kṛṣi-, adj. Supporting one’s self by tillage, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 165. Ii. m. A living being, [Pañcatantra] 68, 15.

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

Jīvin (जीविन्).—[adjective] alive, living on or by ([locative] or —°); [masculine] living creature.

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

1) Jīvin (जीविन्):—[from jīv] mfn. ifc. living (a particular period or at a certain time or in a certain way), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] living on or by ([locative case] [Harivaṃśa 4555; Rāmāyaṇa i, 9, 61] or in [compound]), [Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra iii; Manu-smṛti] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] (also, ‘vivifying’), [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a living being, [Pañcatantra i, 11, 0/1; Brahmavaivarta-purāṇa]

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Jīvin (जीविन्):——

1) Adj. — a) am Ende eines Comp. lebend (eine best. Zeit , zu einer best. Z. , auf eine best. Weise). — b) lebend von , — durch (Loc. oder im Comp. vorangehend). —

2) m. ein lebendes Wesen.

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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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