Vaja, Vāja: 17 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Vaja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Vaaj.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vāja (वाज).—A son of Sudhanvā, whose father was Aṅgiras. It is mentioned in Ṛgveda, Maṇḍala 1, Aṣṭaka, 1, Sūkta 111, that Sudhanvā had three sons named Ṛbhu, Vibhvan and Vāja.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Vāja (वाज) refers to a “domestic cock” and is a synonym (another name) for the Kukkuṭa, according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: A translation of Jhaverchand Meghanis non translated folk tales

Vaja refers to “The name of a caste”.—It is defined in the glossary attached to the study dealing with Gujarat Folk tales composed by Gujarati poet Jhaverchand Meghani (1896-1947)

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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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vaja : (m.) a cow-pen; cattle-fold. || vāja (m.), the father of an arrow; a kind of drink.

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

Vāja, (cp. Vedic vāja strength; Idg. *ǔeĝ, cp. vājeti, vajra (P. vajira); Lat. vegeo to be alert (“vegetation”), vigeo to be strong (“vigour”); Av. vaƶra; Oicel. wakr=Ags. wacor=Ger. wacker; E. wake, etc. ) 1. strength, a strength-giving drink, Soma SnA 322. ‹-› 2. the feather of an arrow J. IV, 260; V, 130. (Page 607)

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Vaja, (Vedic vraja: see vajati) a cattle-fold, cow-pen A. III, 393; J. II, 300; III, 270, 379; Vism. 166, 279; DhA. I, 126, 396.—giribbaja a (cattle or sheep) run on the mountain J. III, 479; as Npl. at Sn. 408. (Page 593)

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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

vaja (वज).—ad (Vulgar.) Slowly, softly, gently, quietly, easily.

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vajā (वजा).—a ind ( A) Subtracted or deducted. v kara, hō, paḍa. 2 In the manner or after the semblance or fashion of. In comp. Ex. kharaḍēvajā, kuḷambīvajā, pañcēvajā, brāhmaṇavajā, śūdravajā, mahāravajā śipāīvajā; also sōnēvajā, rupēvajā, mātīvajā &c. cālīvajā According to the custom or fashion.

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vajā (वजा).—m R A man following the trades both of blacksmith and carpenter: also a title of honor for such.

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

vajā (वजा).—a ind Subtracted. In the manner of.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vāja (वाज).—[vaj-ghañ]

1) A wing.

2) A feather.

3) The feather of an arrow; विचित्रवाजैर्निशितैः शिलीमुखैः (vicitravājairniśitaiḥ śilīmukhaiḥ) Bhāg.1. 59.16.

4) Battle, conflict.

5) Sound.

6) Gain, reward.

7) Name of the month of चैत्र (caitra).

-jam 1 Clarified butter.

2) An oblation of rice offered at a Śrāddha or obsequial ceremony.

3) Food in general.

4) Water.

5) A prayer or mantra with which a sacrifice is concluded.

6) A sacrifice.

7) Strength, power.

8) wealth.

9) Speed.

1) A month.

Derivable forms: vājaḥ (वाजः).

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

Vāja (वाज).—mn.

(-jaḥ-jaṃ) A wing. m.

(-jaḥ) The feather of an arrow. 2. Speed. 3. Sound. 4. A Muni. n.

(-jaṃ) 1. Ghee or clarified butter. 2. Water. 3. A Mantra or prayer which concludes a sacrifice. 4. Rice offered at a Shradd'ha or obsequial ceremony. 5. Rice in general. 6. The acidulous mixture of ground meal and water left to ferment. E. vaj to go, aff. ghañ .

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

Vāja (वाज).—i. e. vaj + a, I. m. and n. A wing (see comp.). Ii. m. 1. Food, sacrificial food, Chr. 288, 11 = [Rigveda.] i. 48, 11. 2. Battle, Chr. 291, 5 = [Rigveda.] i. 85, 5. 3. Speed. 4. The feather of an arrow. 5. Sound. Iii. n. 1. Clarified butter. 2. Water. 3. Rice. 4. The acidulous mixture of ground meal and water left to ferment.

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

Vāja (वाज).—[masculine] swiftness, strength, courage; race, struggle, contest & its prize, booty, gain, reward, treasure, good; offering meat; runner, horse; [Name] of one of the Ṛbhus, [plural] the Rbhus together.

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

1) Vāja (वाज):—m. ([from] √vaj; cf. ugra, uj, ojas etc.) strength, vigour, energy, spirit, speed ([especially] of a horse; also [plural]), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra] (vājebhis ind. mightily, greatly; cf. sahasā)

2) a contest, race, conflict, battle, war, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra]

3) the prize of a race or of battle, booty, gain, reward, any precious or valuable possession, wealth, treasure, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Atharva-veda; Pañcaviṃśa-brāhmaṇa]

4) food, sacrificial food (= anna in [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa ii, 7] and in most of the Commentators), [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa]

5) = vāja-peya, [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

6) (?) a swift or spirited horse, war-horse, steed, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda]

7) the feathers on a arrow, [Ṛg-veda]

8) a wing, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) sound, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) Name of one of the 3 Ṛbhus ([plural]= the 3 Ṛbhus), [Ṛg-veda]

11) of the month Caitra, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

12) of a son of Laukya, [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

13) of a son of Manu Sāvarṇa, [Harivaṃśa]

14) of a Muni, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

15) n. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) ghee or clarified butter

16) an oblation of rice offered at a Śrāddha

17) rice or food in general

18) water

19) an acetous mixture of ground meal and water left to ferment

20) a Mantra or prayer concluding a sacrifice.

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

Vāja (वाज):—[(jaḥ-jaṃ)] 1. m. n. A wing. m. Feather of an arrow; speed; sound; a sage. n. Ghi; water; incantation ending a sacrifice; rice offered at a shrāddha; fermented drink of meal and water.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vaja (वज) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Vaya, Vāya.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vaja in German

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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 (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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Vāja (वाज) [Also spelled vaaj]:—(nm) a fin; wing; ~[yukta] winged; having fins.

2) Vāja (वाज) [Also spelled vaaj]:—(nm) a sermon, instruction.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vajā (ವಜಾ):—

1) [noun] a dismissing or being dismissed; a dismissal.

2) [noun] the act of cancelling; cancellation.

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Vāja (ವಾಜ):—[noun] a man who models, carves or otherwise fashions figures or forms of clay, stone, metal, wood, etc.; an artist who creates three-dimensional representations; a sculptor; a carpenter; a smith.

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Vāja (ವಾಜ):—

1) [noun] the quill, feather of a bird.

2) [noun] the feathers on an arrow.

3) [noun] a conflict; a war; battle.

4) [noun] ghee.

5) [noun] food, esp. scrificial food.

6) [noun] a religious sacrifice.

7) [noun] a prayer or hymn concluding a sacrifice.

8) [noun] strength; vigour; energy; spirit.

9) [noun] speed; swiftness.

10) [noun] swiftnes of a horse.

11) [noun] a kind of tree.

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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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