Vanaja, aka: Vaṇaja, Vanāja, Vana-aja, Vana-ja, Vanajā; 5 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

1) Vanajā (वनजा) is another name for Mudgaparṇī, a medicinal plant identified with Vigna radiata (mung bean or green gram) from the Fabaceae, or “pea family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.34-36 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Vanajā and Mudgaparṇī, there are a total of fifteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

2) Vanajā (वनजा) is also mentioned as a synonym for Miśreyā, an unidentified medicinal plant possibly identified with Foeniculum vulgare (synonym Foeniculum capillaceum) or “fennel”, from the Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) or “carrot family” of flowering plants, according to verse 4.14-19. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Also see Śatāhvā. Together with the names Vanajā and Miśreyā, there are a total of fifteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

vaṇaja (वणज).—f ē (vāṇijya S) A mercantile excursion or sojourning abroad; the traveling on business of a trader; a commercial traveler's tour.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vaṇaja (वणज).—f A mercantile excursion.

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

Vanāja (वनाज).—the wild goat.

Derivable forms: vanājaḥ (वनाजः).

Vanāja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vana and aja (अज).

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Vanaja (वनज).—

1) an elephant.

2) a kind of fragrant grass.

3) the wild citron tree.

4) a woodman.

-jam a blue lotus-flower.

Derivable forms: vanajaḥ (वनजः).

Vanaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vana and ja (ज).

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Vanajā (वनजा).—

1) wild ginger.

2) the wild cotton tree.

Vanajā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vana and (जा).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vanaja (वनज).—mfn.

(-jaḥ-jā-jaṃ) Wild, forest, born or produced in a wood. n.

(-jaṃ) A lotus. m.

(-jaḥ) 1. A fragrant grass, (Cyperus rotundus.) 2. An elephant. f.

(-jā) 1. A sort of pulse, (Phaseolus trilobus.) 2. The wild cotton tree. 3. Wild ginger. E. vana wood, and ja born.

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Vanāja (वनाज).—m.

(-jaḥ) A wild goat. E. vana a wood, and aja a goat.

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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