Bhaj, aka: Bhāj; 2 Definition(s)

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Bhaj (भज्).—I. 1 U. (bhajati-te but usually Atm. only; babhāja, bheje, abhākṣīt, abhakta, bhakṣyati-te, bhakta)

1) (a) To share, distribute, divide; भजेरन् पैतृकं रिक्थम् (bhajeran paitṛkaṃ riktham) Ms.9.14; न तत्पुत्रै- र्भजेत् सार्धम् (na tatputrai- rbhajet sārdham) 29,119. (b) To assign, allot, apportion; गायत्रीमग्नयेऽभजत् (gāyatrīmagnaye'bhajat) Ait. Br.

2) To obtain for oneself, share in, partake of; पित्र्यं वा भजते शीलम् (pitryaṃ vā bhajate śīlam) Ms.1.59.

3) To accept, receive; चामुण्डे भगवति मन्त्रसाधनादावुद्दिष्टामुपनिहितां भजस्व पूजाम् (cāmuṇḍe bhagavati mantrasādhanādāvuddiṣṭāmupanihitāṃ bhajasva pūjām) Māl.5.25.

4) (a) To resort to, betake oneself to, have recourse to; शिलातलं भेजे (śilātalaṃ bheje) K.179; मातर्लक्ष्मि भजस्व कंचिदपरम् (mātarlakṣmi bhajasva kaṃcidaparam) Bh.3.64; न कश्चिद्वर्णानामपथमप- कृष्टोऽपि भजते (na kaścidvarṇānāmapathamapa- kṛṣṭo'pi bhajate) Ś.5.1; Bv.1.83; R.17.28. (b) To practise, follow, cultivate, observe; तृष्णां छिन्धि भज क्षमाम् (tṛṣṇāṃ chindhi bhaja kṣamām) Bh.2.77; भेजे धर्ममनातुरः (bheje dharmamanāturaḥ) R.1.21; Mu.3.1.

5) To enjoy, possess, have, suffer, experience, entertain; विधुरपि भजतेतरां कलङ्कम् (vidhurapi bhajatetarāṃ kalaṅkam) Bv.1.74; न भेजिरे भीमविषेण भीतिम् (na bhejire bhīmaviṣeṇa bhītim) Bh.2.8; व्यक्तिं भजन्त्यापगाः (vyaktiṃ bhajantyāpagāḥ) Ś.7.8; अभितप्तमयोऽपि मार्दवं भजते कैव कथा शरीरिषु (abhitaptamayo'pi mārdavaṃ bhajate kaiva kathā śarīriṣu) R.8.43; Māl.3.9; U.1.35.

6) To wait or attend upon, serve; (dogdhrīṃ) भेजे भुजोच्छिन्नरि- पुर्निषण्णाम् (bheje bhujocchinnari- purniṣaṇṇām) R.2.23; Pt.1.181; Mk.1.32.

7) To adore, honour, worship (as a god).

8) To choose, select, prefer, accept; सन्तः परीक्ष्यान्यतरद्भजन्ते (santaḥ parīkṣyānyataradbhajante) M.1.2.

9) To enjoy carnally; वसोर्वीर्योत्पन्नामभजत मुनिर्मत्स्यतनयाम् (vasorvīryotpannāmabhajata munirmatsyatanayām) Pt.4.5.

1) To be attached or devoted to; आसन्नमेव नृपतिर्भजते मनुष्यं विद्याविहीनमकुलीनमसंस्कृतं वा (āsannameva nṛpatirbhajate manuṣyaṃ vidyāvihīnamakulīnamasaṃskṛtaṃ vā) Pt.1.35.

11) To take possession of.

12) To fall to the lot of any one.

13) To grant, bestow.

14) To supply, furnish (Ved.).

15) To favour; ये यथा मां प्रपद्यन्ते तांस्तथैव भजाम्यहम् (ye yathā māṃ prapadyante tāṃstathaiva bhajāmyaham) Bg.4.11.

16) To decide in favour of, declare for.

17) To love, court (affection).

18) To apply oneself to, be engaged in.

19) To cook, dress (food).

2) To employ, engage. (The meanings of this root are variously modified according to the noun with which it is connected:-e. g. nidrāṃ bhaj to go to sleep; mūrchāṃ bhaj to swoon; bhāvaṃ bhaj to show love for &c. &c.). -Caus.

1) To divide.

2) To put to flight, pursue.

3) To cook, dress. -II. 1.U. (bhājayati-te, regarded by some as the caus. of bhaj I)

1) To cook.

2) To give.

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Bhāj (भाज्).—1 U. To divide, distribute; see भज् (bhaj) caus.

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Bhāj (भाज्).—a. (Usually at the end of comp.)

1) Sharing or participating in, liable to. पाप° (pāpa°) cf. न केवलं यो महतोऽप- भाषते शृणोति तस्मादपि यः स पापभाक् (na kevalaṃ yo mahato'pa- bhāṣate śṛṇoti tasmādapi yaḥ sa pāpabhāk) Ku.5.83; दोष° (doṣa°) guilty.

2) Having, enjoying, possessing, obtaining; सुख°, रिक्थ° (sukha°, riktha°).

3) Entitled to.

4) Feeling, experiencing, being sensible of.

5) Devoting oneself to.

6) Living in, inhabiting, dwelling in; as in कुहरभाज् (kuharabhāj) (U.2.21.); दरीभाज् (darībhāj) &c.

7) Going or resorting to, seeking.

8) Worshipping.

9) Falling to the lot of.

1) What must be done, a duty (kartavya); (vyaraṃsīt) कृताऽकृतेभ्यः क्षितिपालभाग्भ्यः (kṛtā'kṛtebhyaḥ kṣitipālabhāgbhyaḥ) Bk.3.21.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhaj (भज्).—[bhaja] r. 1st cl. (au) bhajau (bhajati-te) 1. To serve, to worship. 2. To possess, to enjoy, (carnally.) r. 10th cl. (bhajayati) 1. To give. 2. To dress or cook. 3. To separate or divide: see bhāj (i) bhaji r. 10th cl. (bhaṃjayati) 1. To shine. 2. To speak: with vi prefixed, to measure; with pra and vi, to discriminate, to discuss.

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Bhāj (भाज्).—r. 10th cl. (bhājayati-te) To divide, to separate; it is usually employed with vi prefixed, especially in a legal sense, as to divide or portion an inheritance.

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Bhāj (भाज्).—mfn. (-bhāk) Who or what participates or possesses, used chiefly in composition, as dhanabhāj rich, &c. E. bhāj to divide and kvip aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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