Bhojaniya: 13 definitions


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Bhojanīya (भोजनीय) refers to “delicious soft foods”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly: “[...] Immediately after that, by the magical presence of the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja, the rain of all kinds of delicious hard foods, soft foods (khādanīya-bhojanīya), and soups poured down; the rain of all kinds of tasty beverages poured down to the depth of a chariot’s axle; the rain of many hundred thousand colors of clothes, which are pleasant to touch like the thin and soft cloth, poured down. Then, in this world system of three thousandfold worlds, all the wretched and poor, and all hungry ghosts were satisfied”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhojaniya : (adj.) fit to be eaten. (nt.), soft food.

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

Bhojaniya, Bhojanīya, Bhojaneyya (grd. of bhuj, Caus. bhojeti. Cp. bhuñjitabba) what may be eaten, eatable, food; fit or proper to eat.—bhojaniya: food Vin. IV, 92 (five foods: odana rice, kummāsa gruel, sattu meal, flour, maccha fish, maṃsa meat). Soft food, as distinguished from khādaniya hard food J. I, 90. See also khādaniya. bhojanīya: eatable S. I, 167, cp. pari°. bhojaneyya: fit to eat DA. I, 28; a° unfit to be eaten Sn. 81; J. V, 15. (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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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhōjanīya (भोजनीय).—a S (Proper or suitable) to be eaten, esculent, edible. 2 (Proper or suitable) to be enjoyed. 3 Popularly. Claiming to be fed or maintained;--as one's parents, children, household, Guru &c.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhojaniya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhojanīya (भोजनीय).—a. [bhuj anīyar]

1) Eatable, edible.

2) To be fed, nourished (dependants).

-yam Food.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Bhojanīya (भोजनीय).—nt. (= Pali id.), soft food; regularly [compound] or associated with khādanīya, hard food, q.v. for examples. Cf. also bhojya.

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

Bhojanīya (भोजनीय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) 1. To be enjoyed. 2. To be eaten. n.

(-yaṃ) Food. E. bhuj to enjoy, aff. anīyar .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhojanīya (भोजनीय).—[adjective] to be (being) eaten or fed; [neuter] food.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Bhojanīya (भोजनीय):—[from bhuj] a See p.767.

2) [from bhoga] b mfn. to be eaten, eatable (See n.)

3) [v.s. ...] ([from] [Causal]) to be fed, to be made to eat, [Manu-smṛti; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] one to whom enjoyment is to be afforded or service to be done, [Nirukta, by Yāska]

5) [v.s. ...] n. food ([especially] what is not masticated, as opp. to khādanīya), [Mahābhārata; Divyāvadāna]

6) [v.s. ...] sea salt, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhojanīya (भोजनीय):—[(yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) a.] Enjoyable; edible. n. Food, sustenance.

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Bhojaniya in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bhojanīya (भोजनीय):—(a) eatable, fit to be eaten.

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