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jiva

[jee-vuh] /ˈdʒi və/
noun
1.
Hinduism. the individual soul, regarded as a particular manifestation of Atman.
2.
Jainism.
  1. the individual soul or life monad, compared to a transparent crystal stained by karmic matter with colors, or lesyas, of varying hues.
  2. all such monads collectively, regarded as the animating principle of the universe.
Also called jivatma, J00/J0069100 jee-vaht-muh, dʒiˈvɑt mə.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; < Sanskrit: literally, living
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