Manuja, aka: Manujā, Manu-ja; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


Manuja (मनुज).—A Viśvedeva.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 203. 13.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Purana book cover
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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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

An eminent upasika mentioned in a list. A.iv.347; AA.ii.791.

(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).

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

manuja : (m.) a human being.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Manuja, (manu+ja, i.e. sprung from Manu, cp. etym. of manussa s. v. ) human being; man A. IV, 159; Sn. 458, 661, 1043 sq.; Dh. 306, 334. Nd2 496 (explns as “manussa” & “satta”).

—âdhipa lord of men Mhvs 19, 32. —inda king of men, great king Sn. 553; J. VI, 98. (Page 519)

(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.

Marathi-English dictionary

manuja (मनुज).—m S A man. 2 Mankind.

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

manuja (मनुज).—m A man; mankind.

(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.

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Manuja (मनुज).—a man, mankind. °अधिपः, °अधिपतिः, °ईश्वरः, °पतिः, °राजः (adhipaḥ, °adhipatiḥ, °īśvaraḥ, °patiḥ, °rājaḥ) a king, sovereign. °लोकः (lokaḥ) the world of men; i. e. the earth.

Derivable forms: manujaḥ (मनुजः).

Manuja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms manu and ja (ज).

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Manujā (मनुजा).—a woman.

Manujā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms manu and (जा).

(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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