uju

Uju & Ujju

adjective straight direct; straightforward, honest, upright DN.iii.150 (T. ujja), DN.iii.352 (do.), DN.iii.422, DN.iii.550; Vv.18#7 (= sabba-jimha-vanka-kuṭilabhāv’âpagama-hetutāya u. Vv-a.96); Pp.59; Vb.244 (ujuṃ kāyaṃ paṇidhāya); Vism.219 (uju avanka akuṭila) DN-a.i.210 (id.), Kp-a.236; Dhp-a.i.288 (cittaṃ ujuṃ akuṭilaṃ nibbisevanaṃ karoti); Vv-a.281 (˚koṭi-vanka); Pv-a.123 (an˚).

  • -aṅgin (ujjangin) having straight limbs, neg. an˚ not having straight limbs, i.e. pliable, skilful, nimble, graceful Ja.v.40 (= kañcana-sannibha-sarīra C.); Ja.vi.500 (T anuccangin = anindita-agarahitangin C.).
  • -gata walking straight, of upright life MN.i.46; AN.iii.285 sq. (˚citta), AN.v.290 sq.; Snp.350 (ujju˚), Snp.477 (id.); Dhp.108 (ujju˚, see Dhp-a.ii.234 for interpretation).
  • -gāmin, neg. an˚ going crooked, a snake Ja.iv.330.
  • -cittatā straightness, unwieldiness of heart Vb.350.
  • -diṭṭhitā the fact of having a straightforward view or theory (of life) Mil.257.
  • -paṭipanna living uprightly DN.i.192; SN.iv.304; SN.v.343; Vism.219
  • -magga the straight road DN.i.235; Vin.v.149; Iti.104; Ja.i.344 Ja.vi.252; Dhp-a.ii.192.
  • -bhāva straightness, uprightness Snp-a.292, Snp-a.317; Pv-a.51.
  • -bhūta straight, upright SN.i.100, SN.i.170 SN.ii.279; SN.v.384, SN.v.404; AN.ii.57; AN.iv.292; Ja.i.94; Ja.v.293 (an˚) Vv.34#23 (see Vv-a.155); Pv.i.10#10 (= citta-jimha-vankaKutīla-bhāva-karānaṃ kilesānaṃ abhāvena ujubhāvappatta Pv-a.51).
  • -aṅgin (ujjangin) having straight limbs, neg. an˚ not having straight limbs, i.e. pliable, skilful, nimble, graceful Ja.v.40 (= kañcana-sannibha-sarīra C.); Ja.vi.500 (T anuccangin = anindita-agarahitangin C.).
  • -vāta a soft wind Mil.283.
  • -vipaccanīka in direct opposition DN.i.1; MN.i.402; DN-a.i.38.

Vedic ṛju, also ṛjyati, irajyate to stretch out: cp. Gr. ὀρέγω to stretch; Lat. rego to govern; Goth ufrakjan to straighten up; Ohg. recchen = Ger. recken E. reach; Oir. rēn span. See also P. ajjava