Ganja, aka: Gañja; 3 Definition(s)


Ganja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

gañja (गंज).—m ( P) A heap, stack, rick, pile (of grain, hay, wood, bales). 2 A case, as of mathematical instruments, of writing-materials, of combs, brushes, razors, of blades, screws, prickers, of compartments for pāna, supārī, cunā &c. 3 A box of tools or utensils. 4 A mart; a bazar. 5 A large copper vessel for holding water. (From Nagpur.)

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gāñjā (गांजा).—m ( H Ganja.) The dried heads or fructification of the Hemp-plant. 2 A netting (for mangoes &c.) See gāñjavā.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gañja (गंज).—m A heap, stack, rile, pile (of grain, hay, wood, bales). A case, as of writ- ing materials, of combs, of compart- ments for pāna, supārī, cunā &c. A mart, bazar. A large copper vessel for hold- ing water. Rust. Fig. Inaction. gañja caḍhaṇēṃ, yēṇēṃ To rust, become rusty. Fig. To degenerate or be impaired by inaction.

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gāñjā (गांजा).—m A carriage–netting for melons, &c.

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gāñjā (गांजा).—m The dried heads of the Hempplant.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gañja (गञ्ज).—1 A mine.

2) A treasury; निर्मूषके राजगञ्जे (nirmūṣake rājagañje) Ks.43.3.

3) A cow-house.

4) A mart, a place where grain is stored for sale.

5) Disrespect, contempt.

-ñjā 1 A hut, hovel.

2) A tavern.

3) A drinking vessel.

4) A mine, jewel mine.

-jam 1 A mine.

2) A treasury.

Derivable forms: gañjaḥ (गञ्जः).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
context information

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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