Majja, Majjā: 15 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Majja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Majjā (मज्जा) refers to the “solidified fatty substance within the skull”, referred to as one of the twelve ‘excretions’ (or, ‘impurities’) of human beings. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 5.133)

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

Majjā (मज्जा):—Sanskrit word for ‘marrow’. It is associated with Kanda, which is the sixth seat of the Svādhiṣṭhāna-chakra, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Majjā (मज्जा).—A śakti.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 44. 90.
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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.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Majjā (marrow) is a medical term used in Ayurveda.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

majja : (nt.) an intoxicant.

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

Majja, (nt.) (fr. mad, cp. Vedic mada & madya) 1. intoxicant, intoxicating drink, wine, spirits Vin. I, 205; D. III, 62, 63; Sn. 398 (+pāna=majjapāna); VvA. 73 (=surā ca merayañ ca); Sdhp. 267.—2. drinking place J. IV, 223 (=pān’āgāra).

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

majjā (मज्जा).—f S Marrow of the bones or flesh. 2 Pith or sap of plants.

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

majjā (मज्जा).—f Marrow of the bones, &c. Pith of points.

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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

Majjā (मज्जा).—[masj-ac ṭāp]

1) The marrow of the bones and flesh.

2) The pith of plants.

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

Majjā (मज्जा).—f.

(-jjā) Marrow, pith, sap. E. majjan marrow and ac-ṭāp aff.: see majjan .

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

Majjā (मज्जा).— (cf. the last), f. The marrow of the bones and flesh. [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 191, cf. my translation, n. 171.

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

1) Majja (मज्ज):—[from majj] 1. majja mfn. sinking, diving (in uda-majja; See audamajji).

2) [v.s. ...] 2. majja in [compound] for majjan.

3) Majjā (मज्जा):—[from majj] f. idem, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Maitrī-upaniṣad; Harivaṃśa] (cf. nirmajja).

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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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