Vija, Vījā: 11 definitions

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Vija means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Vījā (वीजा).—A Viśvedeva.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 203. 13.
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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Vīja (वीज) [=Bīja] refers to “seeds”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 4), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the moon should pass to the south of Jyeṣṭha (the 18th constellation), Mūla (the 19th constellation) and the two Āṣāḍhas (20th and 21st constellations) she destroys seeds, creatures in water and forests [i.e., vīja-jalacara-kānana-hā]; and there will also be fear from fire. If the moon should pass to the south of Viśākhā (the 16th constellation) and Anurādhā (the 17th constellation) she will bring on evil. If she should pass through the middle of Maghā (the 10th constellation) or of Viśākhā (the 16th constellation) she will bring on prosperity”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vīja (वीज).—f ē (vidyut S) Lightning. 2 Used popularly for thunderclap, as vīja kaḍakalī; also for thunderbolt, as kaḍakaḍūna vīja paḍalī. vijēcēṃ camakaṇēṃ The flashing of lightning. A figure expressive of transitoriness. See pāṇyāvaracā buḍabuḍā. vijēsārakhā Fugitive or transitory.

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

vīja (वीज).—f Lightning; thunder-clap; thunder- bolt. vījēcēṃ camakaṇēṃ The flashing of light- ning. vījēcyā dhakyācēṃ yantra Electric battery.

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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

Vīja (वीज).—See बीज, बाजक, बीजल, बीजिक, बीजिन् (bīja, bājaka, bījala, bījika, bījin), and बीज्य (bījya).

See also (synonyms): vījaka, vījala, vījika, vījina, vījya.

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

Vīja (वीज).—n.

(-jaṃ) 1. Seed, (of plants, &c.) 2. Cause, origin in general. 3. Semen virile. 4. Receptacle, place of deposit or preparation. 5. Truth, divine truth, as the seed or cause of being. 6. Marrow. 7. Algebra, analysis. 8. The mystical letter or syllable which forms the essential part of the Mantra of any deity. 9. The origin of the business of a drama. E. vi variously, jan be born or produced, (from it,) aff. ḍa, and the vowel made long; or vyeñ to cover, aff. kvip, vī covering, jan to be born, aff. ḍa; or vi implying possession, ī Lakshmi or prosperity, jan to be produced, (by it,) with the same affix: there are other derivations.

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Vījā (वीजा).—Ind. By or with seed, sowing with seed. E. vīja, and ḍāc aff.

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

Vīja (वीज).—also bīja bīja, i. e. probably vi-ja (vb. jan), n. 1. Seed, germ, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 91, 14; [Pañcatantra] 51, 11; 200, 12. 2. Semen virile. 3. Receptacle, place of deposit. 4. Marrow. 5. Origin. 6. Divine truth as the cause of being. 7. The origin of the business of a drama. 8. The mystical syllable which forms the essential part of the mantra of any deity. 9. Algebra.

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

Vīja (वीज):—etc. See bīja.

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

1) Vīja (वीज):—(ka) vejayati 10. a. To fan.

2) (jaṃ) 1. n. Seed; cause; quintessence; truth; pod; receptacle; marrow; analysis.

3) Vījā (वीजा):—adv. By or with seed.

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

Vija (विज) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Vijja, Vīa, Vojja.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Vīja (वीज):—n. → बीज [bīja]

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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