Majj: 5 definitions


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

Majj (मज्ज्).— (probably mad-jan; cf. madgu and [Latin] mergere; the Indian grammarians write masj), i. 6, [Parasmaipada.] (in epic poetry also [Ātmanepada.], Mahābhārata 2, 605). The base of many forms is mañj. 1. To dive, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 91. 2. To bathe, Mahābhārata 1, 5299. 3. To sink, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 133; to perish in water, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 1, 89. 4. To sink into, Mahābhārata 1, 3717 (loc.); [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 81 (acc.). 5. To be plunged, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 91. 6. To become disheartened, Mahābhārata 1, 5631. Ptcple. of the pf. pass. magna, 1. Plunged, [Hitopadeśa] i. [distich] 4, M. M.; dived, immersed, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 52, 19. 2. Sunk, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 197, 6; drowned, Chr. 17, 27. [Causal.] 1. To cause to plunge, Mahābhārata 1, 3908. 2. To overwhelm, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 77, 13.

— With the prep. ud ud, 1. To emerge, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 167. 2. Pass. impers. To rise, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 30. [Causal.] To force up, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 115.

— With ni ni, 1. To bathe, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 73. 2. To submerge, to sink under, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 194; [Hitopadeśa] ii. [distich] 145. 3. To disappear, Mahābhārata 2, 1504. 4. To cause to sink (into hell), Mahābhārata 1, 4156. nimagna, 1. Plunged in, immersed, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 85. 2. Sunk in (not prominent), [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 80; [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 74; slender, [distich] 129. 3. Covered, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 199, 6 [Causal.] 1. To cause to dive under water, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 114. 2. To cause to be submerged, Mahābhārata 3, 16612.

— With pra pra, pramagna, Immersed, drowned.

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

Majj (मज्ज्).—majjati (majjate), [participle] magna (q.v.) sink (in water), dive, bathe, be submerged or drowned, be ruined, perish. [Causative] majjayati (te) = [Simple] [transitive] or act.

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

1) Majj (मज्ज्):—[class] 6. [Parasmaipada] ([Dhātupāṭha xxviii, 122]) majjati ([Vedic or Veda] majjati, [Epic] also te; [perfect tense] mamajja [2. sg. mamajjitha, or mamaṅktha] [Mahābhārata]; [Aorist] [] majjīs, [ib.]; amānkṣīt, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]; Prec. majjtāt, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]; [future] maṅkṣyati, te, [Brāhmaṇa] etc.; majjiṣyati, [Mahābhārata]; maṅktā [grammar]; [infinitive mood] majjitum, [Mahābhārata]; maṅktum [grammar]; [indeclinable participle] maṅktvā or maktvā, [ib.]; majjya, [Atharva-veda]),

—to sink (into), ([accusative] or [locative case]), go down, go to hell, perish, become ruined, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.;

—to sink (in water), dive, plunge or throw one’s self into ([locative case]), bathe, be submerged or drowned, [ṢaḍvBr.; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata] etc.:—[Causal] majjayati ([Aorist] amamajjat [grammar]), to cause to sink, submerge, drown, overwhelm, destroy, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.;

—to inundate, [Mahābhārata];

—to strike or plant into ([locative case]), [ib.] :—[Desiderative] mimaṅkṣati or mimajjiṣati [grammar] (cf. mimaṅkṣā) :—[Intensive] māmajjyate, māmaṅkti, [ib.]

2) cf. [Latin] mergere, and under majjan.

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