Kanji, Kāñjī: 5 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Kanji 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.

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: archive.org: Rasa-Jala-Nidhi: Or Ocean of indian chemistry and alchemy

Kanji.—A liquid obtained by fermentation of 6¼ seers of boiled rice and 16 seers of water (one seer being equal to 64 tolas or 64 x 126 grains (troy) in weight. The liquid is called aranala, if wheat is used in place of rice. (see Bhudeb Mookerji and his Rasajalanidhi)

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kāñjī (कांजी).—f (S) Sour gruel, water of boiled rice in the state of spontaneous fermentation. 2 Rice-gruel or gruel gen. 3 Starch.

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kāñjī (कांजी).—. Add:--4 The clear serum of tāka or buttermilk. Pr. śējī nāndē āṇi kāñjī lābhē.

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

kāñjī (कांजी).—f Sour gruel, starch, rice-gruel.

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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

Kāñjī (काञ्जी).—Sour gruel.

See also (synonyms): kāñjika.

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

1) Kāñjī (काञ्जी):—[from kāñjika] f. sour gruel (kāñjika), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a plant (mahā-droṇa), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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