Stryajiva, Stryājīva, Stri-ajiva: 5 definitions

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Stryajiva 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Stryājīva (स्त्र्याजीव).—

1) one who lives by his wife.

2) one who lives by keeping women for prostitution; Ms.11.63.

Derivable forms: stryājīvaḥ (स्त्र्याजीवः).

Stryājīva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms strī and ājīva (आजीव).

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

Stryājīva (स्त्र्याजीव).—m.

(-vaḥ) One who lives by his wife’s labours or prostitution. E. strī, and ājīva subsistence: see strīpaṇyopajīvin .

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

Stryājīva (स्त्र्याजीव).—m. one who subsists by (the harlotry of) a wife, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 63.

Stryājīva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms strī and ājīva (आजीव).

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

Stryājīva (स्त्र्याजीव).—[masculine] subsisting on (the earnings or the prostitution of) a woman.

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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. 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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