Sajiva, Sajīva, Sājīva: 10 definitions


Sajiva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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

Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Sajīva (सजीव) refers to “animate objects” (used as a wager) (in a game of dice), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “[...] It has been said that there are eighteen addictions. These are the outcome of the desire for earthly enjovments. [...] Gambling is laying a wager in playing with animate or inanimate objects (sajīva-nirjīva). If well managed it leads to the increase of wealth and desires. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sajīva : (adj.) endowed with life.

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

1) Sajīva, 2 (for saciva?) a minister J. VI, 307, 318 (=amacca C.). (Page 668)

2) Sajīva, 1 (adj.) (sa3+jīva) endowed with life Mhvs 11, 13. (Page 668)

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Sājīva, (nt.) rule of life, precept governing the monastic life of the Buddhist bhikkhus Vin. III, 2416; adj. °-samāpanna ibid.; adj. °-kara one who supports J. IV, 42 (=sa-ājīvakara, C.). (Page 702)

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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

sajīva (सजीव).—a (S) Animate, alive, living.

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

sajīva (सजीव).—a Animate, alive.

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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: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sajīva (सजीव).—[adjective] animated, alive.

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

1) Sajīva (सजीव):—[=sa-jīva] [from sa > sa-cakita] mf(ā)n. having life, alive (-tā f.), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] having a bow-string (-tā f.), [Śiśupāla-vadha]

[Sanskrit to German]

Sajiva in German

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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

Sajīva (सजीव) [Also spelled sajiv]:—(a) living, alive, lively; vivacious; hence [] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sajīva (ಸಜೀವ):—[adjective] having life; living (as different from being dead or inanimate).

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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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