masculine & neuter the arm Snp.48 (explained by Cnd.478 as hattha, hand); Snp.682 (pl. bhujāni); Ja.v.91, Ja.v.309; Bv.i.36; Vv.64#18.

cp. Epic & Class. Sk. bhuja m. & bhujā; bhuj, bhujate to bend, lit. “the bender”; the root is explained by koṭilya (koṭilla) at Dhtp.470 (Dhtm.521). See also bhuja3. Idg. *bheṅg, fr. which also Lat. fugio to flee = Gr. φεύγω, Lat. fuga flight = Sk bhoga ring, Ohg. bouc; Goth. biugan to bend = Ger beugen & biegen; Ohg. bogo = E. bow. Semantically cp. Lat. lacertus the arm, i.e. the bend, fr. *leq to bend to which P. laguḷa a club (q.v. for etym.), with which cp. Lat. lacerta = lizard, similar in connotation to P bhujaga snake


clean, pure, bright, beautiful (˚dassana beautiful to look at; C. explains by kalyāṇa dassana).

fr. bhuñjati2


adjective bending, crooked, in bhuja-laṭṭhi betel-pepper tree (C.: bhujangalatā perhaps identical with bhujaka?), also in cpd bhuja-ga going crooked, i.e. snake Mil.420 (bhujaginda king of snakes, the cobra); Dāvs. 2, 17; also as bhujaṅga Dāvs 2, Dāvs 56, & in der.; bhujaṅga-latā “snakecreeper,” i.e. name of the betel-pepper; and bhujaṅgama SN.i.69
■ Cp. bhogin2.

fr. bhuj to bend