Ganja, aka: Gañja; 5 Definition(s)


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India history and geogprahy

Gañja.—(EI 30), Persian ganj; a treasury or store-house. Utpala on the Bṛhatsaṃhitā, 52. 13, explains gañja as kośa-bhavana, i. e. treasury. See Gañjavara. (IE 8-8), a store-house of liquor. Note: gañja is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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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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
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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-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

Gañja (गञ्ज).—mfn. subst.

(-ñjaḥ-ñjā-ñjaṃ) A mine, a jewel mine mn.

(-ñjaḥ-ñjaṃ) 1. A cowhouse or station of cowherds. 2. A treasury, a jewel room, the place where plate, &c. is preserved. 3. A mart, a place where grain, &c. is stored for sale. m.

(-ñjaḥ) Disrespect, contempt. f. (ñjā) 1. A tavern. 2. A drinking vessel. 3. A hut, a hovel, the abode of low people. 4. The Gunja or Ratti, (Abrus precatorious:) see guñjā. E. gaji to sound, ac affix; fem. affix ṭāp.

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