Shvasocchvasa, Śvāsocchvāsa, Shvasa-ucchvasa: 4 definitions


Shvasocchvasa means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Śvāsocchvāsa can be transliterated into English as Svasocchvasa or Shvasocchvasa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shvasochchhvasa.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Śvāsocchvāsa (श्वासोच्छ्वास) possibly corresponds to Mahāprāṇa according to Muni Jayantavijayaji.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śvāsocchvāsa (श्वासोच्छ्वास).—exhalation and inhalation, respiration.

Derivable forms: śvāsocchvāsaḥ (श्वासोच्छ्वासः).

Śvāsocchvāsa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śvāsa and ucchvāsa (उच्छ्वास).

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

Śvāsocchvāsa (श्वासोच्छ्वास):—[from śvāsa > śvas] m. [dual number] inspiration and expiration, respiration, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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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

[«previous next»] — Shvasocchvasa in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Śvāsocchvāsa (श्वासोच्छ्वास):—(nf) deep inspiration and expiration, respiration.

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