jīvana जीवन

Definition: जीवन a. (-नी f.) [जीव् भावे ल्युट्] Enlivening, giving life. -नः 1 A living being. -2 Wind. -3 A son. -4 The Supreme Being; बीजानां प्रभव नमो$स्तु जीवनाय Ki.18. 39. -नम् 1 Life, existence; (fig. also) त्वमसि मम भूषणं त्वमसि मम जीवनम् Gīt.1. -2 The principle of life, vital energy; Bg.7.9. -3 Water; बीजानां प्रभव नमो$स्तु जीव- नाय Ki.18.39; or जीवनं जीवनं (life) हन्ति प्राणान् हन्ति समी- रणः Udb. -4 Livelihood, profession, means of existence (fig. also); Ms.11.77; विदुषां जीवनं मूर्खः H.3.33. -5 Butter made from milk one day old. -6 Marrow. -7 Enlivening, making alive. -Comp. -अन्तः death. -आघातम् poison. -आवासः 1 'residing in water', epithet of Varuṇa, the regent of water. -2 the body. -उपायः livelihood. -ओषधम् 1 elixir of life. -2 a life-giving medicine. -पञ्चमूलानि (Āyurveda) The five medicinal herbs called वीरा, जीवन्ती, गुरुशतावरी, जीवक and ऋषभक.

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