- (trs. & intrs.) to break Vin.i.74 (phāsukā bhañjitabbā ribs to be broken); Dhp.337 (mā bhañji = mā bhañjatu C.). Pv.ii.9#3 (sākhaṃ bhañjeyya = chindeyya Pv-a.114); Pv-a.277 (akkho bhañji the axle broke, intrs.).
- to fold or furl (the lip) oṭṭhaṃ bh. Ja.ii.264.
- (fig.) to break up, spoil destroy, in atthaṃ bh. to destroy the good SN.iv.347 (cp bhañjanaka)
pp bhagga1 (q.v.).
bhañj, cp. Vedic bhañjati & bhanakti, roots with & without r, as Lat. frango = Goth. brikan = Ohg brehhan, E. break, Sk. giri-bhraj breaking forth from the mountain; and Sk. bhanga, bhañji wave
■ The Dhtp. 68 paraphrases by “omaddana,” Dhtm.73 by “avamaddana”