cl.1.j/īvati- (Epic also A1.; subjunctivevāti-; vāt-; parasmE-padaj/īvat-; Aoristajivīt-; jīvīt-; perfect tensejijīva-; futurejīviṣy/ati-; precedingvy/āsam-, vyāsma-; infinitive moodj/īvitum-, etc.;Ved. vāse-; j/īvitavaī-. ) to live, be or remain alive etc. ; to revive ; (with punar-) ; to live by (instrumental case;exceptionally locative case, ) etc.: Causaljīv/ayati- (Epic also A1.; Aoristaījijvat-or ajijīv-) to make alive, restore to life, vivify etc. ; to support life, keep alive etc. ; to nourish, bring up, ; to shout" jīva- " (id est long live!) ; jīvāpayati- (confer, comparepita-) to restore to life : Desiderativejijīviṣati- (A1.) to wish to live etc. ; to seek a livelihood, wish to live by (instrumental case) ; j/ujyūṣati-idem or 'm.equalsjīna-sub voce, i.e. the word in the Sanskrit order1. jyā-.' ; confer, comparejijyūṣita-; ([ confer, compareLatin vivo; Lithuanian gIve1nu.])
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