Manju, aka: Mañju; 6 Definition(s)

Introduction

Manju means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[Manju in Theravada glossaries]

An officer of Parakkamabahu I.

He was sent to fight against Sukarabhatu, and defeated him at Sapatagamu.

He was put in charge of the campaign in Rohana, his colleagues being Kitti and Bhuta.

Manju practised great cruelty in order to instil terror into the hearts of the people.

He seems to have been replaced by Bhuta. Cv.lxxiv.129, 144; lxxv.150, 152, 185, 196.

(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Manju in Pali glossaries]

mañju : (adj.) charming; lovely.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Mañju, (adj.) (cp. Class Sk. mañju, also maṅgala, cp. Gr. mάgganon means of deceiving, Lat. mango a dealer making up his wares for sale. See further cognates at Walde, Lat. Wtb. s. v. mango) pleasant, charming, sweet, lovely (only with ref. to the voice) D. II, 211, 227 (one of the 8 characteristics of Brahmā’s & the Buddha’s voice: see bindu & aṭṭhaṅga); J. II, 150.—(nt.) a sweet note J. VI, 591 (of the deer in the forest); VvA. 219 (karavīka ruta°).

—bhāṇaka sweet-voiced, speaking sweetly J. II, 150= DhA. I, 144; f. bhāṇikā J. VI, 418, 420. —bhāṇin id. J. II, 150. (Page 515)

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

[Manju in Marathi glossaries]

mañju (मंजु).—a Beautiful, lovely, agreeable. 2 Melodious or pleasing to the ear--a sound.

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

mañju (मंजु).—a Beautiful. Melodious.

(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

[Manju in Sanskrit glossaries]

Mañju (मञ्जु).—a. [mañj-un]

1) Lovely, beautiful, charming, sweet, pleasing, agreeable, attractive; स्खलदसमञ्जसमञ्जु- जल्पितं ते (skhaladasamañjasamañju- jalpitaṃ te) (smarāmi) U.4.4; अयि दलदरविन्द स्यन्दमानं मरन्दं तव किमपि लिहन्तो मञ्जु गुञ्जन्तु भृङ्गाः (ayi daladaravinda syandamānaṃ marandaṃ tava kimapi lihanto mañju guñjantu bhṛṅgāḥ) Bv.1.5; तन्मञ्जु मन्दहसितं श्वसितानि तानि (tanmañju mandahasitaṃ śvasitāni tāni) 2.5.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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