to associate with (acc.), keep companionship with, follow, resort to; to be attached to (acc.), to love. Freq. syn. of sevati. The Dhtp & Dhtm mark the fig. meaning (bhaj2) by sevāyaṃ (Dhtp.61), sevāputhakkare (Dhtm.523) & saṃsevane (ib. 76), whilst the lit. (bhaj1) is expressed by vibhājane
■ Snp.958 (bhajato rittaṃ āsanaṃ; gen. sq. ppr. = sevato etc Mnd.466); Dhp.76, Dhp.303; Pp.26, Pp.33; Ja.i.216 = Ja.iii.510 (disā bh.), Ja.vi.358; Sdhp.275
pot bhaje Dhp.76, Dhp.78 and bhajetha Dhp.78 (= payirupāsetha), Dhp.208 in sense of imper.; hence 2nd sg. formed like Caus. as bhajehi Ja.iii.148 (C. bhajeyyāsi; cp. Geiger,
grd bhajitabba Cnd. s.v. kāmaguṇā B (sevitabba bh., bhāvetabba).
bhaj to divide, partake etc.: see Caus. bhājeti & cp. vi˚