Vaji, Vāji, Vājī: 11 definitions


Vaji means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Vāji (वाजि).—One of the ten horses yoked to the chariot of the Moon.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 23. 56.

2) Vājī (वाजी).—A horse of the Moon's chariot.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 126. 52.
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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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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: Hindu Mathematics

Vāji (वाजि) represents the number 7 (seven) in the “word-numeral system” (bhūtasaṃkhyā), which was used in Sanskrit texts dealing with astronomy, mathematics, metrics, as well as in the dates of inscriptions and manuscripts in ancient Indian literature.—A system of expressing numbers by means of words arranged as in the place-value notation was developed and perfected in India in the early centuries of the Christian era. In this system the numerals [e.g., 7—vāji] are expressed by names of things, beings or concepts, which, naturally or in accordance with the teaching of the Śāstras, connote numbers.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Vaji in India is the name of a plant defined with Justicia adhatoda in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Justicia adhatoda Mart. ex Nees (among others).

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

· Prodr. (DC.) (1847)
· The Gardeners Dictionary (1754)
· Botanical Gazette (1974)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1978)
· Planta Medica (1989)
· Bangladesh Journal of Botany (1990)

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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: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vaji : (aor. of vajati) went; proceeded. || vājī (m.), a horse.

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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

vājī (वाजी).—m S A horse.

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

vājī (वाजी).—m A horse.

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vaji (वजि).—(the usual form in mss. of Mahāvastu, Senart always Vajji), or Vajji (= Pali Vajji) = Vṛji, q.v., name of a people and country; associated with (Sanskrit) Malla, and with Licchavi, who in Pali are one unit in the Vajji con- federacy, but the two are also treated as interchangeable: Mahāvastu i.34.9 (prose), text vajji-, v.l. vaji-; 264.13 (verse), mss. vajim abhimukho, read vajiṃ a°, m.c.; Senart vajji; 326.2 (prose), mss. vajiṣu or varjiṣu; ii.419.9 (prose), mss. -vaji-or -vajri-; iii.421.5 (verse), vaji-required by meter, mss. vajī-, vajrī-, Senart vajji-.

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

1) Vāji (वाजि):—[from vāja] 1. vāji (for 2. See [column]3), in [compound] for vājin.

2) Vājī (वाजी):—[from vāja] in [compound] for vāja.

3) Vāji (वाजि):—2. vāji (?) m. (for 1. See [column]2) a [particular] manner of cutting the hair, [Saṃskārakaustubha]

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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

Vājī (वाजी):—(nm) a horse;(a) winged; strong; ~[kara] aphrodisiac; ~[karaṇa] sex-stimulation, excitement of sexual passion or enhancement of sexual potency through aphrodisiacs or stimulant drugs.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Vāji (वाजि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vājin.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vāji (ವಾಜಿ):—

1) [adjective] capable of running fast (as a horse).

2) [adjective] spirited; impetuous.

3) [adjective] strong; manly.

4) [adjective] procreative; potent.

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Vāji (ವಾಜಿ):—

1) [noun] speed; swiftnes; quickness.

2) [noun] spirit; impetuousness.

3) [noun] a horse.

4) [noun] an arrow (which is fitted with feathers, for moving speedily in the air).

5) [noun] a bird (that has feathers).

6) [noun] a bone.

7) [noun] an enemy; a foe.

8) [noun] the plant Adhatoda vasica ( = Justicia adhatoda) of Acanthaceae family.

9) [noun] a bee.

10) [noun] a kind of spicy sauce.

11) [noun] a religious sacrifice.

12) [noun] a quill or feather of a bird.

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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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