Manuja, Manujā, Manu-ja: 12 definitions

Introduction

Manuja 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Manuja (मनुज).—A Viśvedeva.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 203. 13.
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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

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

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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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

manuja : (m.) a human being.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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 (explanations as “manussa” & “satta”).

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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

manuja (मनुज).—m S A man. 2 Mankind.

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

manuja (मनुज).—m A man; mankind.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Manuja (मनुज).—m.

(-jaḥ) A man in general. f.

(-jā) A woman. E. manu the legislator and progenitor of mankind, and ja born, descended.

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

Manuja (मनुज).—[manu-ja], I. m. A man in general, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 98. Ii. f. , A woman.

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

Manuja (मनुज).—[masculine] man (lit. sprung from Manu or men).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Manuja (मनुज) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—(?): Vaidyasarvasva. Sūcīpattra. 24.

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

1) Manuja (मनुज):—[=manu-ja] [from manu > man] m. ‘Manu-born’, a man, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) Manujā (मनुजा):—[=manu-jā] [from manu-ja > manu > man] f. a woman, [ib.]

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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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