Oja, aka: Ojā; 11 Definition(s)

Introduction

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

1a) Oja (ओज).—A son of Kṛṣṇa and Mādrī.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 61. 15.

1b) Created by Brahmā from his mouth.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 5. 48.

1c) The yakṣa presiding over the month of mādhava.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 11. 34.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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)

'nutriment' (synonym of āhāra, q.v.), is one of those 8 minimal constituent parts, or qualities, of all corporeality, to wit: the solid, liquid, heat, motion; colour, odour, taste and nutriment.

This is the 'octad with nutriment as the eighth (factor)' (ojatthamaka-kalāpa), also called the 'pure eightfold unit' (suddhatthaka-kalāpa), being the most primitive material combination.

For further details, s. rūpa-kalāpa.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

lit: 'nutriment'; Property of matter (rupa).

Source: Pali Kanon: Introducing Buddhist Abhidhamma
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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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India history and geogprahy

Oja.—(SII 11-1), same as Ojhā; designation derived from Sanskrit Upādhyāya; cf. Bengali Ojhā, Maithilī Jhā. Note: oja is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

oja : (m.; nt.) nutritive essence; juice. || ojā (f.), nutritive essence; juice.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Ojā, (f.) (Vedic ojas nt. , also BSk. oja nt. Divy 105; fr. *aug to increase, as in Lat. auges, augustus & auxilium, Goth. aukan (augment), Ags. ēacian; cp. also Gr. a)έcw, Sk. ukṣati & vakṣana increase) strength, but only in meaning of strength-giving, nutritive essence (appld. to food) M. I, 245; S. II, 87; V, 162 (dhamm’); A. III, 396; J. I, 68; Dhs. 646, 740, 875; Miln. 156; DhA. II, 154 (paṭhav°). See also def. at Vism. 450 (referring to kabaliṅkār’āhāra. The compn. form is oja, e.g. ojadāna J. V, 243; ojaṭṭhamaka (rūpa) Vism. 341. (Page 165)

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

ōja (ओज).—f (ūrjā S) Careful treatment or keeping; heed or attention unto in order to preservation in good condition or state. v rākha. 2 Careful performance or execution (of a business or work). 3 Management, handiness, expertness, dexterity. 4 Neat, orderly, or good condition. Pr. gharācī ōja aṅgaṇa sāṅgatēṃ.

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ōja (ओज).—n S Life, vitality, the vital faculty or principle. 2 Metallic lustre. 3 Virility. 4 Lustre.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ōja (ओज).—f Careful treatment or keeping. v rākha. Careful performance or execu- tion, management. Neat, orderly or good condition. Ex. gharācī ōja aṅgaṇa sāṅgatēṃ. n Life, vitality. Lustre.

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

Oja (ओज).—a. Odd, uneven.

-jam = ओजस् (ojas) q. v.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ojā (ओजा).—(= Pali id.; derived by Childers and Senart from Sanskrit ūrj, by PTSD from ojas, which seems more plausible), food: Mv i.210.19 = ii.14.20 (prose) (lābhinī bhavati divyānāṃ gandhānāṃ…mālyānāṃ…vilepanānāṃ) di- vyānāṃ ojānām; ii.131.3 (and 6) (prose) (vayaṃ te roma- kūpa- [mss. °pe] vivarāntareṣu) divyām ojām adhyohari- ṣyāmaḥ; see s.v. adhyoharati (used in Pali, like its noun ajjhohāra, of food). It seems clear that in BHS, at least, ojā means simply food, not essence or the like.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Oja (ओज).—(ta) r. 1st. cl. (ojati) 1. To live, to have the vital faculties and organs. 2. To be strong or able.

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Oja (ओज).—m.

(-jaḥ) See the following.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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