Suvarnajivika, Suvarṇajīvika, Suvarna-jivika: 2 definitions
Suvarnajivika 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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Suvarṇajīvika (सुवर्णजीविक).—Name of a tribe; (gāndhikaḥ śāṅkhikaścaiva kāṃsyako maṇikārakaḥ | suvarṇajīvikaścaiva pañcaite vaṇijaḥ smṛtāḥ ||).
Derivable forms: suvarṇajīvikaḥ (सुवर्णजीविकः).
Suvarṇajīvika is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms suvarṇa and jīvika (जीविक).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Suvarṇajīvika (सुवर्णजीविक):—[=su-varṇa-jīvika] [from su-varṇa] m. a g°-merchant (a [particular] mixed caste, the son of a Māṇikī by a Kāṃsya-kāra), [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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