Shvajivika, Śvajīvikā, Shvan-jivika: 2 definitions
Shvajivika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
The Sanskrit term Śvajīvikā can be transliterated into English as Svajivika or Shvajivika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Śvajīvikā (श्वजीविका).—dog's life, servitude.
Śvajīvikā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śvan and jīvikā (जीविका).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śvajīvikā (श्वजीविका):—[=śva-jīvikā] [from śva > śvan] f. dog-life, servitude, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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