Varija, Vārija, Vari-ja: 11 definitions

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Varija means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Vārija (वारिज) is another name for Vāriśaya, which is the Sanskrit name for a group of animals referring to “animals who live in marshy land”. It is a technical term used throughout Āyurveda.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vārija : (adj.) water-born. (m.) a fish. (nt.) a lotus.

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

Vārija refers to: “water-born, ” i.e. (1) a lotus Sn. 845, cp. Nd1 203;— (2) a fish Dh. 34 (=maccha DhA. I, 289); J. V, 464 (=Ānanda-maccha C.), 507.

Note: vārija is a Pali compound consisting of the words vāri and ja.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vārija (वारिज).—a. produced in water. (-jaḥ) 1 a conchshell; प्रणनाद सांनहनिकोऽस्य वारिजः (praṇanāda sāṃnahaniko'sya vārijaḥ) Śi.15.72.

2) any bivalve shell. (-jam) 1 a lotus; दधद्भिरभितस्तटौ बिकचवारिजाम्बू नदैः (dadhadbhirabhitastaṭau bikacavārijāmbū nadaiḥ) Śi.4.66.

2) a kind of salt.

3) a kind of plant. (gaurasuvarṇa).

4) cloves.

Vārija is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vāri and ja (ज).

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

Vārija (वारिज).—mfn.

(-jaḥ-jā-jaṃ) Aquatic, born or produced in or by water. m.

(-jaḥ) 1. A conch-shell. 2. Any bivalve-shell. n.

(-jaṃ) 1. A lotus. 2. A kind of salt. 3. Cloves. E. vāri water, and ja born.

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

Vārija (वारिज).—[vāri-ja], I. adj. Produced in or by water. Ii. m. 1. A conch-shell. 2. Any bivalve shell. Iii. n. 1. A lotus, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 46. 2. Salt.

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

Vārija (वारिज).—(water-born); [masculine] conch-shell, [neuter] a lotus.

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

1) Vārija (वारिज):—[=vāri-ja] [from vāri > vār] mfn. born or produced in or by w°, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a conch-shell, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] any bivalve shell, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] (perhaps) a lotus, [Mahābhārata i, 3373] ([Nīlakaṇṭha] ‘a fish’)

5) [v.s. ...] n. a lotus, [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] a kind of pot-herb, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] cloves, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] a kind of salt, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Vārija (वारिज):—[vāri-ja] (jaḥ-jā-jaṃ) 1. m. A conch; any bivalve shell. n. Lotus; salt.

[Sanskrit to German]

Varija 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vārija (ವಾರಿಜ):—

1) [noun] that which is water-born, as a lotus, water lily plant.

2) [noun] a flower of any of these water-plants.

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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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