neuter a bowl, vessel, dish, usually earthenware, but also of other metal, e.g. gold (suvaṇṇa˚) DN-a.i.295; copper (tamba˚ Dhp-a.i.395; bronze (kaṃsa˚) Vism.142 (in simile). Vin.i.46; Snp.577 (pl. mattika-bhājanā); Ja.ii.272 (bhikkhā˚); Ja.iii.366 (id.), Ja.iii.471; Ja.v.293 (bhatta˚); Mil.107; Vv-a.40, Vv-a.292 (variant reading bhojana); Pv-a.104, Pv-a.145, Pv-a.251 Sdhp.571.
- -vikati a special bowl Ja.v.292 (so read for T. bhojana˚) Vism.376.
cp. Epic Sk. bhājana, fr. bhāj
neuter division, dividing up, in pada˚; dividing of words, treating of words separately Dhs-a.343; similarly bhājaniyaṃ that which should be classed or divided Dhs-a.2, also in pada˚; division of a phrase Dhs-a.54.