Bhogin: 7 definitions


Bhogin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Bhogin.—(IE 8-3; EI 12, 28, 29, 30; BL), one in possession of a bhoga or jāgīr; a Jāgīrdār; same as Bhogika (q. v.). Note: bhogin is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Pali-English dictionary

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

1) Bhogin, 2 (adj.) (fr. bhuj, see bhuja3) having coils, of a snake J. III, 57; VI, 317. (Page 510)

2) Bhogin, 1 (-°) (adj. -n.) (fr. bhoga) enjoying, owning, abounding in, partaking in or devoted to (e.g. to pleasure, kāma°) D. II, 80; III, 124; S. I, 78; IV, 331, 333; A. III, 289; V, 177.—m. owner, wealthy man M. I, 366. (Page 510)

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhogin (भोगिन्).—a. [bhoga-ini]

1) Eating.

2) Enjoying.

3) Suffering, experiencing, enduring.

4) Using, possessing (at the end of comp. in these four senses.)

5) Having curves, having large body; अभवन् पन्नगास्रस्ता भोगिनस्तत्र- वासिनः (abhavan pannagāsrastā bhoginastatra- vāsinaḥ) Rām.6.5.35 (com.).

6) Having hoods.

7) Devoted to enjoyment, indulging in sensual pleasures; भोगिनः कञ्चुकाविष्टाः कुटिलाः क्रूरचेष्टिताः । सुदुष्टा मन्त्रसाध्याश्च राजानः पन्नगा इव (bhoginaḥ kañcukāviṣṭāḥ kuṭilāḥ krūraceṣṭitāḥ | suduṣṭā mantrasādhyāśca rājānaḥ pannagā iva) || Pt.1.65 (where it has sense 6 also).

8) Rich, opulent. -m.

1) A snake; गजाजिनालम्बि पिनद्धभोगि वा (gajājinālambi pinaddhabhogi vā) Ku.5.78; R.2.32;4.48;1.7;11.59.

2) A king.

3) A voluptuary.

4) A barber.

5) The headman of a village.

6) The lunar mansion आश्लेषा (āśleṣā).

-nī 1 A woman belonging to the king's harem, but not consecrated with him, the concubine of a king.

2) A kind of heroine.

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

Bhogin (भोगिन्).—mfn. (-gī-ginī-gi) Enjoying, possessing an enjoyer, &c. m. (-gī) 1. A snake. 2. A king, a prince. 3. A barber. 4. The head man of a village. 5. A person who accumulates money for a particular expenditure. 6. The constellation Aślesha. f. (-ginī) 1. The capital of the Nagas. 2. A royal concubine. 3. Having curves. 4. Any woman of the Royal harem except the crowned queen. E. bhoga enjoyment, aff. ini .

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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