Bhojya, Bhōjya: 15 definitions


Bhojya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Bhojy.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bhojyā (भोज्या).—A Bhoja princess. She was abducted by Jyāmagha of the Yādava family and married to his son, Vidarbha. (See Jyāmagha).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Bhojya (भोज्य) or Bhojyavarga is another name for Śālyādi: the sixteenth chapter of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Rāja-nighaṇṭu is a medical lexicon ascribed originally known as the Abhidhānacuṇāmaṇi. It mentions the names of 1483 medicinal drugs (auṣadhi) and substances (dravya) excluding synonyms, grouped into twenty-two chapters [viz., Bhojya-varga].

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Bhojya (भोज्य) refers to “food eaten without mastication” and represents one of the six kinds of food (anna), according to the Vālmīki-Rāmāyaṇa Ayodhyākāṇḍa 94.20.—Vālmīkirāmāyaṇa gives us a five-fold classification of food items, which are [viz., bhojya].

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhōjya (भोज्य).—a S (Possible, purposed, necessary, or proper) to be eaten, eatable. 2 Used sometimes as bhōjanīya Sig. III.

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bhōjya (भोज्य).—n S An eatable.

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bhōjyā (भोज्या).—m Commonly bhōgyā.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

bhōjya (भोज्य).—a Eatable. n An eatable.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhojya (भोज्य).—pot. p. [bhuj-ṇyat]

1) To be eaten.

2) To be enjoyed or possessed.

3) To be suffered or experienced.

4) To be enjoyed carnally.

-jyam 1 Food, meal; त्वं भोक्ता अहं च भोज्यभूतः (tvaṃ bhoktā ahaṃ ca bhojyabhūtaḥ) Pt.2; Ku.2.15; Ms.3.24; भोज्यं भोजनशक्तिश्च रतिशक्तिर्नराः स्त्रियः (bhojyaṃ bhojanaśaktiśca ratiśaktirnarāḥ striyaḥ) Chāṇakyaśatakam.

2) A store of provisions, eatables; वर्धयेद्बाहुयुद्धार्थं भोज्यैः शारीर- केवलम् (vardhayedbāhuyuddhārthaṃ bhojyaiḥ śārīra- kevalam) Śukra.4.877.

3) A dainty.

4) Enjoyment.

5) Advantage, profit.

6) Food given to the Manes.

7) Wounding the mortal spot (marmabheda); भोज्ये पांसुविकर्षणे (bhojye pāṃsuvikarṣaṇe) Mb.5.169.12. (com. bhojye kauṭilye marmapīḍane).

8) A festive dinner, feast.

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Bhojyā (भोज्या).—

1) A princess of the Bhojas; पूर्वानुशिष्टां निजगाद भोज्याम् (pūrvānuśiṣṭāṃ nijagāda bhojyām) R.6.59;7.2,13.

2) A procuress.

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

Bhojya (भोज्य).—(nt.; = Pali bhojja, less common than bho-janīya, in [compound] khajja-bh°), soft food, = bhojanīya; regularly [compound] or associated with khādya or khajja, qq.v. for examples.

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

Bhojya (भोज्य).—mfn.

(-jyaḥ-jyā-jyaṃ) To be eaten, edible. n.

(-jyaṃ) 1. Food. 2. A dainty. 3. Enjoyment. E. bhuj to eat, ṇyat aff. and the final unchanged.

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

Bhojya (भोज्य).—[adjective] to be enjoyed or eaten, fed or nourished; to be used, employed, perceived. [neuter] eating, food, enjoyment, advantage; [abstract] † [feminine], tva† [masculine]

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

1) Bhojya (भोज्य):—[from bhuj] a See p.767.

2) [from bhoga] b mfn. to be enjoyed or eaten, eatable, what is enjoyed or eaten, ([especially]) what may be eaten without mastication, [Bhāvaprakāśa; Maitrī-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata; Yājñavalkya] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] to be enjoyed or used, [Mahābhārata; Bālarāmāyaṇa] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] to be enjoyed sexually, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

5) [v.s. ...] to be enjoyed or felt, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

6) [v.s. ...] to be suffered or experienced, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

7) [v.s. ...] to be fed, one to whom food must be given, [Mahābhārata]

8) [v.s. ...] ([from] [Causal]) to be made to eat, to be fed, [Mahābhārata; Manu-smṛti; Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti]

9) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] Name of a people, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa] ([probably] [wrong reading] for bhoja)

10) Bhojyā (भोज्या):—[from bhojya > bhoga] f. a procuress, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

11) [v.s. ...] a princess of the Bhojas, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Raghuvaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] (cf. bhojā)

12) Bhojya (भोज्य):—[from bhoga] n. anything to be enjoyed or eaten, nourishment, food, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

13) [v.s. ...] the act of eating, a meal, [Mahābhārata; Manu-smṛti]

14) [v.s. ...] a festive dinner, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

15) [v.s. ...] a dainty, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

16) [v.s. ...] a feast a store of provisions, eatables, [ib.], enjoyment, advantage, profit, [Ṛg-veda]

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

Bhojya (भोज्य):—(jyaṃ) 1. n. Food. a. edible.

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Bhojya 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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bhojya (भोज्य) [Also spelled bhojy]:—(a) eatable, fit to be eaten; (nm) food; -[padārtha] eatable; food.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhōjya (ಭೋಜ್ಯ):—[adjective] that is fit to be eaten; edible; eatable.

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Bhōjya (ಭೋಜ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] that which is fit to be eaten; edible; food; an eatable.

2) [noun] tasty, enjoyable food.

3) [noun] an object that gives pleasure.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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