hell of repeated rebirth for torture ［等活地獄］ ( Samjīva; Tōkatsu-jigoku): Also, hell of repeated rebirth, hell of regeneration, or hell of repeated misery. The first of the eight hot hells. It is said that dwellers in this hell are constantly injuring and killing one another. When a cold wind blows over the bodies of those killed, however, they immediately regenerate and begin to fight again, in this way repeatedly undergoing the same torment. The Sanskrit word samjīva means reviving or reanimating. Explanations of the hell of repeated rebirth for torture differ slightly according to the source. See also eight hot hells; hell.