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Indian Jackal Modern Punjabi n. giddar. M; giddari. F; The jackal is named only 5 times in Gurbani, and siaar is the word used 4 of those 5 times. ਜਬ ਲਗੁ ਸਿੰਘੁ ਰਹੈ ਬਨ ਮਾਹਿ ॥ jab lag singh rehai ban maahi || As long as the tiger lives in the forest, ਤਬ ਲਗੁ ਬਨੁ ਫੂਲੈ ਹੀ ਨਾਹਿ ॥ thab lag ban foolai hee naahi || the forest does not flower. ਜਬ ਹੀ ਸਿਆਰੁ ਸਿੰਘ ਕਉ ਖਾਇ ॥ jab hee siaar singh ko khaae || But when the jackal eats the tiger, ਫੂਲਿ ਰਹੀ ਸਗਲੀ ਬਨਰਾਇ ॥੨॥ fool rehee sagalee banaraae ||2|| then the entire forest flowers. ||2|| ਜੀਤੋ ਬੂਡੈ ਹਾਰੋ ਤਿਰੈ ॥ jeetho booddai haaro thirai || The victorious are drowned, while the defeated swim across.

Indian Jackal

Modern Punjabi
n. giddar. M; giddari. F;

The  jackal is named only 5 times in Gurbani, and siaar is the word used 4 of those 5 times.

ਜਬ ਲਗੁ ਸਿੰਘੁ ਰਹੈ ਬਨ ਮਾਹਿ ॥
jab lag singh rehai ban maahi ||
As long as the tiger lives in the forest,

ਤਬ ਲਗੁ ਬਨੁ ਫੂਲੈ ਹੀ ਨਾਹਿ ॥
thab lag ban foolai hee naahi ||
the forest does not flower.

ਜਬ ਹੀ ਸਿਆਰੁ ਸਿੰਘ ਕਉ ਖਾਇ ॥
jab hee siaar singh ko khaae ||
But when the jackal eats the tiger,

ਫੂਲਿ ਰਹੀ ਸਗਲੀ ਬਨਰਾਇ ॥੨॥
fool rehee sagalee banaraae ||2||
then the entire forest flowers. ||2||

ਜੀਤੋ ਬੂਡੈ ਹਾਰੋ ਤਿਰੈ ॥
jeetho booddai haaro thirai ||
The victorious are drowned, while the defeated swim across.
spnadmin, Jun 22, 2008