Vriji, Vṛji: 6 definitions


Vriji means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

The Sanskrit term Vṛji can be transliterated into English as Vrji or Vriji, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geography

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Vṛji (वृजि) or Vajji refers to one of the sixteen Mahājanapadas of the Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—The Vajji or Vriji clan is mentioned by Pāṇini and Kauṭilya who however, distinguishes the Vrijikas or Vajjis from the Licchavikas. Yuan Chwang also distinguishes the Fu-li-chih (Vriji) country from Fei-she-li (Vaiśālī). Vrijika or Vajji was not only the name of the confederacy, but also of one of the constituent clans. But the Vajjis, like the Licchavis, are often associated with the city of Vesālī which was not only the capital of the Licchavi clan, but also the metropolis of the entire confederacy.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vṛji (वृजि).—(Sanskrit Gr.; = Pali Vajji), name of a people and coun-try, = Vaji, q.v.: Divyāvadāna 201.4, 13; Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.224.13 ff.

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

Vṛji (वृजि).—f.

(-jiḥ) A country, probably that to the west of Delhi and Agra, or the modern Bruj. E. vṛj to quit, aff ki .

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

1) Vṛji (वृजि):—[from vṛj] m. Name of a man, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a people, [Buddhist literature] (cf. [Pāṇini 4-2, 131])

3) [v.s. ...] f. Name of a country = vraja (the modern Braj, to the west of Delhi and Agra), [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Vṛji (वृजि):—(jiḥ) 2. f. A country, Vrij.

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Vriji 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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