Panja, Pañja, Pamja: 6 definitions

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Panja means something in Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Panja in India is the name of a plant defined with Ceiba pentandra in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Eriodendron pentandrum (Linn.) Kurz (among others).

2) Panja is also identified with Pleopeltis macrocarpa It has the synonym Niphobolus lanceolatus Trimen (etc.).

3) Panja is also identified with Rotheca serrata It has the synonym Cyclonema serratum (L.) Hochst. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Systema Vegetabilium ed. 16 (1826)
· Rev. Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon (1983)
· Flora Yunnanica (1977)
· Mém. Soc. Linn. Paris (1827)
· Novon (1998)
· Sci. & Cult. (1975)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Panja, for example diet and recipes, side effects, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, health benefits, chemical composition, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Pañja, (is it to be puñja?) heap, pile A. II, 75 (meaning different?); Cp. I. 1016. (Page 389)

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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

pañja (पंज).—a ( P Five.) Of five years of age--a horse. A term of jockeys and horse-dealers.

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pañjā (पंजा).—m ( P) The five of a suit of cards: also the five on a die: also a cast or turn up of five with dice. 2 (Both ja & dza.) The hand as spread abroad or opened out. A familiar word at the drill. 3 A claw (of a tiger, cat &c.); the hand of a monkey; the iron hand of Muhammadans, representing their five holy personages (); the five-fingered instrument of the gōsāvī &c. 4 A glove. 5 (Incorrectly for paṇajā) A paternal great grandfather.

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

pañja (पंज).—a (Five.) Of five years of age-a horse. A term of jockeys and horse- dealers.

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pañjā (पंजा).—m The five of a suit of cards: the five on a die. The hand as spread abroad or opened out. A familiar word for the drill. A claw (of a tiger, cat &c.); the hand of a tiger, cat &c.); the hand of a monkey; the iron hand of Mahammedans, representing their five holy personages. Incorrectly for paṇajā.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Panja in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a claw, paw, forefoot; five fingers or toes; an aggregate of five; playing card having five pips; —[phailana/badhana] to extend one’s hand for gaining control (over); to extend the scope of influence; [pamje mem] firmly under control; [pamjom ke bala calana] to walk on the toes, to walk unnoticed/stealthily..—panja (पंजा) is alternatively transliterated as Paṃjā.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Paṃja (ಪಂಜ):—

1) [adjective] amounting to five in number; five.

2) [adjective] being one fifth of.

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Paṃja (ಪಂಜ):—[noun] the cardinal number five.

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Paṃja (ಪಂಜ):—[noun] = ಪಂಜಾ [pamja].

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Paṃjā (ಪಂಜಾ):—

1) [noun] a foot of a bird or any of various reptiles and mammals that has sharp, hooked and curved horny structure or nail; a claw.

2) [noun] a metal hand, representing five holy personages, worshipped by Muslims during Muharram.

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Pāṃja (ಪಾಂಜ):—[noun] any of a number of squirrels (esp. genus Glaucomys) with winglike folds of skin attached to the legs and body, which enable them to make long, gliding leaps; a flying squirrel.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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