Svaja, Sva-ja, Shvaja: 10 definitions


Svaja means something in 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

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Svaja (स्वज) in the Atharvaveda and later denotes the ‘viper’. The word is explained by the commentators as svaja, ‘self-born’, but Roth, Weber, and Zimmer prefer to derive it from the root svaj, ‘clasp’, ‘encircle’. In the Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā the Hariṇa is said to kill the viper.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

svaja (स्वज).—a S Self-born, produced by one's self. 2 as s m One's own son.

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

svaja (स्वज).—a Self-born. One's own son.

context information

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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Svaja (स्वज).—a.

1) self-born.

2) natural (svābhāvika); आगता त्वामियं बुद्धिः स्वजा वैनायिकी च या (āgatā tvāmiyaṃ buddhiḥ svajā vaināyikī ca yā) Rām.2.112.16. (-jaḥ) 1 a son or child.

2) sweat, perspiration.

3) a viper.

- a daughter.

-jam blood.

Svaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sva and ja (ज).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Svaja (स्वज).—mfn.

(-jaḥ-jā-jaṃ) Self-born, produced in or by one’s self. m.

(-jaḥ) 1. A son. 2. Sweat, perspiration. n.

(-jaṃ) Blood. f.

(-jā) A daughter. E. sva own, self, and ja born.

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

Svaja (स्वज).—[sva-ja], I. adj. Self-born or produced. Ii. m. 1. A son. 2. Perspiration. Iii. f. , A daughter. Iv. n. Blood.

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

Svaja (स्वज).—[adjective] born from or belonging to one’s self, one’s own; [masculine] a viper.

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Svajā (स्वजा).—[adjective] self-born.

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

1) Svaja (स्वज):—[=sva-ja] [from sva] a mf(ā)n. self-born, produced in or by o°’s self, own, akin, [Ṛg-veda; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a viper, [Atharva-veda; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Āpastamba-śrauta-sūtra] ([according to] to [Sāyaṇa], ‘a snake that has heads at both ends’)

3) [v.s. ...] a son, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] sweat, [ib.]

5) [v.s. ...] m. n. blood, [ib.]

6) Svajā (स्वजा):—[=sva-jā] [from sva-ja > sva] a f. a daughter, [ib.]

7) [=sva-jā] [from sva] b mfn. self-born, [Āpastamba-śrauta-sūtra]

8) Svaja (स्वज):—[=sva-ja] b sva-jana etc. See p. 1275, col. 2.

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

1) Śvaja (श्वज):—śvajate and (i) śvaṃjate 1. d. Id.

2) Svaja (स्वज):—[sva-ja] (jaḥ) 1. m. A son; perspiration. 1. f. Daughter. n. Blood. a. Self born or produced.

[Sanskrit to German]

Svaja in German

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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