Bhuja, Bhūja: 24 definitions


Bhuja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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.

Images (photo gallery)

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga

Bhuja (भुज) is a Sanskrit word referring to “arm”, “hand”, “trunk”, “curve” etc. It is used in Yoga.

Yoga book cover
context information

Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

Discover the meaning of bhuja in the context of Yoga from relevant books on Exotic India

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Bhuja (भुज).—1. Longitude. 2. Base of a triangle. Note: Bhuja is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

--- OR ---

Bhujā (भुजा).—Lateral side of a right angled triangle. Note: Bhujā is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

Source: INSA Digital Repository: Determination of Ascensional Difference in the Lagnaprakarana

Bhujā (भुजा) refers to the “lateral”, according to verse 20 of the Lagnaprakaraṇa (lit. “treatise for the computation of the ascendant), an astronomical work in eight chapters dealing with the determination of the ascendant (udayalagna or orient ecliptic point).—Accordingly, “The quotient of either the Rsine [of the Sun’s longitude] multiplied by [the Rsine of] the last (maximum) declination, or [the Rsine of] the declination corresponding to the desired longitude multiplied by the radius, divided by the Rcosine of the latitude, is the Rsine of the Sun’s amplitude. That [Rsine of the Sun’s amplitude] is the hypotenuse. [The Rsine of] the declination is the upright here, and indeed the earth-sine is the lateral (bhujā)”.

Jyotisha book cover
context information

Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

Discover the meaning of bhuja in the context of Jyotisha from relevant books on Exotic India

Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Bhūja (भूज) refers to a “tree”, as mentioned in a list of twenty-five synonyms in the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Bhūja] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Bhuja (भुज):—[bhujaḥ] Upper limb

Ayurveda book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of bhuja in the context of Ayurveda from relevant books on Exotic India

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bhuja (भुज) refers to the “arms”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.3.—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Umā (Durgā/Satī) with devotion:—“[...] may she be pleased with us, for keeping up the sustenance of the world, she, who in the form of slumber that is extremely exhilarating to all born in the universe, extends pleasure in the nose, eyes, face, arms (i.e., bhuja), chest and the mind”.

Purana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of bhuja in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Bhuja in India is the name of a plant defined with Betula utilis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Betula utilis var. typica Regel, nom. inval. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Plantae Wilsonianae (1916)
· Bulletin de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou (1865)
· Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany (1899)
· Plantae Asiaticae Rariores, or ‘Descriptions and figures of a select number of unpublished East Indian plants’ (1830)
· Prodromus Florae Nepalensis (1825)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Bhuja, for example health benefits, pregnancy safety, chemical composition, diet and recipes, side effects, extract dosage, have a look at these references.

Biology book cover
context information

This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

Discover the meaning of bhuja in the context of Biology from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhuja : (m.) the hand. (adj.), crooked; bending.

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

1) Bhuja, 3 (adj.) (fr. bhuj to bend) bending, crooked, in bhuja-laṭṭhi betel-pepper tree J. VI, 456 (C. : bhujaṅgalatā, perhaps identical with bhujaka?), also in cpd. bhuja-ga going crooked, i.e. snake Miln. 420 (bhujaginda king of snakes, the cobra); Dāvs. 2, 17; also as bhujaṅga Dāvs 2, 56, & in der. bhujaṅga-latā “snakecreeper,” i.e. name of the betel-pepper J. VI, 457; and bhujaṅgama S. I, 69.—Cp. bhogin2. (Page 506)

2) Bhuja, 2 (fr. bhuñjati2) clean, pure, bright, beautiful J. VI, 88 (°dassana beautiful to look at; C. explanations by kalyāṇa dassana). (Page 506)

3) Bhuja, 1 (m. & nt.) (cp. Epic & Class. Sk. bhuja m. & bhujā; bhuj, bhujate to bend, lit. “the bender”; the root is explained by koṭilya (koṭilla) at Dhtp 470 (Dhtm 521). See also bhuja3. Idg. *bheṅg, fr. which also Lat. fugio to flee=Gr. feu/gw, Lat. fuga flight=Sk. bhoga ring, Ohg. bouc; Goth. biugan to bend=Ger. beugen & biegen; Ohg. bogo=E. bow. Semantically cp. Lat. lacertus the arm, i.e. the bend, fr. *leq to bend, to which P. laguḷa a club (q. v. for etym.), with which cp. Lat. lacerta=lizard, similar in connotation to P. bhujaga snake) the arm Sn. 48 (explained by Nd2 478 as hattha, hand); 682 (pl. bhujāni); J. V, 91, 309; VI, 64; Bu I. 36; Vv 6418. (Page 506)

— or —

Bhūja, (cp. late Sk. bhūrja, with which related Lat. fraxinus ash, Ags. beorc=E. birch, Ger. birke) the Bhūrja tree, i.e. a kind of willow J. V, 195, 405 (in both places=ābhujī), 420. (Page 507)

Pali book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of bhuja in the context of Pali from relevant books on Exotic India

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhuja (भुज).—m (S) The whole arm (from the shoulder to the tips of the fingers). 2 An arm or a side of a polygon or geometrical figure gen. 3 The base of a right-angled triangle. 4 The supplement of two or four right angles, or the complement of three right angles. 5 The sine of the arc of a circle passing through the poles of the prime vertical, which arc is intercepted between a heavenly body and the prime vertical. 6 A bending or curve.

--- OR ---

bhujā (भुजा).—f (Poetry. bhuja S) The whole arm.

--- OR ---

bhūja (भूज).—f (bhuja S q. v.) The whole arm. 2 In field measurement. A side (of a field or space).

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

bhuja (भुज).—m The whole arm. A side of polygon.

--- OR ---

bhujā (भुजा).—f The whole arm.

--- OR ---

bhūja (भूज).—f The whole arm. A side (of a field, &c.).

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of bhuja in the context of Marathi from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhuja (भुज).—[bhujyate'nena, bhuj-ghañarthe karaṇe ka]

1) The arm; ज्ञास्यसि कियद् भुजो मे रक्षति मौर्वीकिणाङ्क इति (jñāsyasi kiyad bhujo me rakṣati maurvīkiṇāṅka iti) Ś.1.13; R.1.34;2.7; 3.55.

2) The hand; यावन्तो रजनीचराः प्रहरणोद्भूर्णद्भुजाकेतवः (yāvanto rajanīcarāḥ praharaṇodbhūrṇadbhujāketavaḥ) Mv.6.59.

3) The trunk of an elephant.

4) A bend, curve.

5) The side of a mathematical figure; as in त्रिभुजः (tribhujaḥ) 'a triangle'; तथायते तद्भुजकोटिघातः (tathāyate tadbhujakoṭighātaḥ) Līlā.

6) The base of a triangle.

7) A branch (of a tree.).

8) (In astr.) The base of a shadow.

Derivable forms: bhujaḥ (भुजः).

--- OR ---

Bhujā (भुजा).—

1) The arm; निहितभुजालतयैकयोपकण्ठम् (nihitabhujālatayaikayopakaṇṭham) Śiśupālavadha 7.71; गच्छता दशरथेन निर्वृतिं भूभुजामसुलभां भुजाबलात् (gacchatā daśarathena nirvṛtiṃ bhūbhujāmasulabhāṃ bhujābalāt) Rām. Champū.

2) The hand.

3) The coil of a snake (bhoga); सन्दश्य मर्मसु रुषा भुजया चछाद (sandaśya marmasu ruṣā bhujayā cachāda) Bhāgavata 1.16.9.

4) Winding.

5) The side of any geometrical figure.

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

Bhuja (भुज).—(normally arm; said to mean also hand, pāṇi, kara, Sanskrit Gr. and Lex., see [Boehtlingk and Roth]; once, at least, inter- preted thus in an old Pali text, see [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary]), hand: keśān addaśi lūna dakṣiṇi bhuje Lalitavistara 194.12 (verse), she saw her hair cut off in her right hand. Tibetan is strangely different: lag pa gyon pas skra yaṅ rab tu ḥbal…mthoṅ, she saw her hair dishevelled by her left (so!) hand.

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

Bhuja (भुज).—mf.

(-jaḥ-jā) 1. The arm. 2. The hand 3. The trunk of an elephant. 4. The arm or leg of a geometrical figure, as a square or triangle. 5. A bending, a curve. E. bhuj to bend, aff. ka .

--- OR ---

Bhujā (भुजा).—f.

(-jā) 1. The arm. 2. The land. 3. The coil of a snake.

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

Bhuja (भुज).—[bhuj + a] 1., m., and f. . 1. The arm, [Pañcatantra] 215, 7. 2. The hand, [Hiḍimbavadha] 1, 2. 3. The proboscis of an elephant, [Draupadīpramātha] 8. 21. 4. A bending.

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

Bhuja (भुज).—[masculine] arm, branch, trunk of an elephant; [feminine] ā the coil of a snake, arm.

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

1) Bhuja (भुज):—[from bhuj] m. (ifc. f(ā). ) the arm, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. (bhujayor antaram, the breast, [Bhartṛhari]; cf. bhujāntara)

2) [v.s. ...] the hand, [Pāṇini 7-3, 61]

3) [v.s. ...] the trunk of an elephant, [Mahābhārata iii, 15736]

4) [v.s. ...] a branch, bough, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] a bending, curve, coil (of a serpent; See [compound] below)

6) [v.s. ...] the side of any geometrical figure, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]

7) [v.s. ...] the base of a triangle, [Sūryasiddhānta]

8) [v.s. ...] the base of a shadow, [ib.]

9) [v.s. ...] the supplement of 2 or 4 right angles or the complement of 3 right angles, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

10) Bhujā (भुजा):—[from bhuja > bhuj] a f. See [column]2.

11) [from bhuj] b f. a winding, curve, coil (of a snake), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

12) [v.s. ...] the arm or hand, [Pracaṇḍa-pāṇḍava] (cf. [compound])

13) [v.s. ...] the side of any geometrical figure, [Āryabhaṭa; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

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

Bhuja (भुज):—[(jaḥ-jā)] 1. m. f. The arm; the hand; a curve; leg of a triangle.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Bhuja (भुज) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Bhua.

[Sanskrit to German]

Bhuja in German

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of bhuja in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Bhuja (भुज) [Also spelled bhuj]:—(nm) an arm; side of a triangle; ~[daṃḍa] strong arm, a staff-like arm; ~[pāśa] arm-embrace; ~[baṃda] armlet; -[baṃdhana] arm-embrace; ~[bala] strength of the arms, physical strength; ~[mūla] root/upper extremity of the arms; ~[latā] tender creeper-like arms.

2) Bhujā (भुजा):—(nf) an arm; side of a triangle; —[uṭhākara kahanā, —uṭhānā] to take a solemn vow, to swear (to do a thing); ~[eṃ phaḍakanā] one’s arms to be restless to fight; ~[oṃ meṃ bāṃdha/bhara lenā] to throw the arms around in embrace.

context information


Discover the meaning of bhuja in the context of Hindi from relevant books on Exotic India

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhuja (ಭುಜ):—

1) [noun] the part of the human body between the soulder to the wrist (sometimes incl. the hand); an arm.

2) [noun] a shoulder a) the joint connecting the arm or forelimb with the body; b) the part of the body including this joint and extending to the base of the neck.

3) [noun] the trunk of an elephant.

4) [noun] the fact of being crooked; crookedness; bend.

5) [noun] (fig.) the strength; the physical strength of a person.

6) [noun] (geom.) any of the lines that bound or limit something; a side.

7) [noun] (arch.) a linear measure (similar to kilo meter, mile, etc.).

8) [noun] ಎರಡು ಭುಜ ಬರು [eradu bhuja baru] eraḍu bhuja baru (an additional support, that which very much needed) to be got; ಭುಜಕ್ಕೆ ಭುಜ ಕೊಡು [bhujakke bhuja kodu] bhujakke bhuja koḍu to support something, take up responsibility of something, along with another or others; ಭುಜ ಕೊಡು [bhuja kodu] bhuja koḍu to assume the responsibility of (something) voluntarily; to shoulder; ಭುಜ ತಟ್ಟಿಕೊಳ್ಳು [bhuja tattikollu] bhuja taṭṭikoḷḷu to praise oneself.

--- OR ---

Bhūja (ಭೂಜ):—[noun] the tree Butea bojapatra of Papilionaceae family, the smooth bark of which can easily be peeled off in thin sheets; a birch tree.

--- OR ---

Bhūja (ಭೂಜ):—[noun] anything that is born in or from the earth (as a plant); (gen.) a tree.

context information

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

Discover the meaning of bhuja in the context of Kannada from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Let's grow together!

I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased sources, definitions and images. Your donation direclty influences the quality and quantity of knowledge, wisdom and spiritual insight the world is exposed to.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: