Vibhaj: 4 definitions


Vibhaj means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vibhaj (विभज्).—1 U.

1) To divide, distribute; विभज्य मेरुर्न यदर्थिसात्कृतः (vibhajya merurna yadarthisātkṛtaḥ) N.1.16; पत्रिणां व्यभजदाश्रमाद्बहिः (patriṇāṃ vyabhajadāśramādbahiḥ) R.11.29;1. 54; वपुर्विभक्तावयवं पुमानिति (vapurvibhaktāvayavaṃ pumāniti) Śiśupālavadha 1.3; संध्यामङ्गलदीपिका विभजते शुद्धान्तवृद्धो जनः (saṃdhyāmaṅgaladīpikā vibhajate śuddhāntavṛddho janaḥ) V.3.2 'distributes or places'.

2) To divide (as property, patrimony &c.); विभक्ता भ्रातरः (vibhaktā bhrātaraḥ) 'divided brothers.'

3) To distinguish, discriminate.

4) To honour, worship.

5) To separate from; विभक्त- रक्षःसंबाधम् (vibhakta- rakṣaḥsaṃbādham) Rām.5.53.37.

6) To open (a box or chest).

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

Vibhaj (विभज्).—part asunder, divide, distribute (2 [accusative], [accusative] of th. & [dative] or [locative] of [person or personal], or [accusative] of [person or personal] & [instrumental] of th.); [Middle] also share among each other or with ([instrumental]).

Vibhaj is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vi and bhaj (भज्).

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

1) Vibhaj (विभज्):—[=vi-√bhaj] [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -bhajati, te, to divide, distribute, apportion, assign (with two [accusative], or with [accusative] of thing and [dative case] or [locative case] of [person], or with [accusative] of [person] and [instrumental case] of thing), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc. ([Ātmanepada] also = ‘to share together or with each other’ or ‘to share with [instrumental case]’ ; with samam, to divide into equal parts; with ardham and [genitive case], to divide in halves);

—to separate, part, cut, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.;

—to divide (arithmetically), [Sūryasiddhānta; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā];

—to open (a box or chest), [Kathāsaritsāgara];

—to worship, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa] :

—[Passive voice] -bhajyate, to receive one’s share from ([instrumental case]), [Mahābhārata i, 2344] :

—[Causal] -bhājayati, to cause to distribute or divide or share, [Atharva-veda];

—to divide, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Sūryasiddhānta etc.]

2) Vibhāj (विभाज्):—[=vi-bhāj] [from vi-bhaj] mfn. separating, dividing, [Āpastamba]

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

Vibhaj (विभज्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Viriṃca.

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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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