Bhanjati, Bhañjati: 2 definitions


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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhañjati : (bhañj + a) breaks; destroys.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Bhañjati, (bhañj, cp. Vedic bhañjati & bhanakti, roots with & without r, as Lat. frango=Goth. brikan=Ohg. brehhan, E. break, Sk. giri-bhraj breaking forth from the mountain; and Sk. bhaṅga, bhañji wave.—The Dhtp. 68 paraphrases by “omaddana,” Dhtm 73 by “avamaddana”) 1. (trs. & intrs.) to break Vin. I, 74 (phāsukā bhañjitabbā ribs to be broken); Dh. 337 (mā bhañji=mā bhañjatu C.). Pv. II, 93 (sākhaṃ bhañjeyya =chindeyya PvA. 114); PvA. 277 (akkho bhañji the axle broke, intrs.).—2. to fold or furl (the lip): oṭṭhaṃ bh. J. II, 264.—3. (fig.) to break up, spoil, destroy, in atthaṃ bh. to destroy the good S. IV, 347 (cp. bhañjanaka).—pp. bhagga1 (q. v.). (Page 496)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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