virāj विराज्

Definition: विराज् a. 1 Splendid, excellent; मृत्युर्भोजपतेर्विराडविदुषां तत्त्वं परं योगिनाम् Bhāg.1.43.17. -2 A ruler, chief. -m. 1 Beauty, splendour. -2 A man of the Kṣatriya or warrior tribe; विराडायुषो$र्घमथात्यगात् Bhāg.4.27.6. -3 The first progeny of Brahman; cf. Ms.1.32; तस्मात् विराडजायत Ṛv.1.9.5 (where विराज् is represented as born from Puruṣa.) -4 The body. -5 (In Vedānta phil.) Name of 'intellect' considered as ruling over the aggregate of bodies. -6 The universe (ब्रह्माण्ड); नानावीर्याः पृथग्भूता विराजं जनयन्ति हि Bhāg.1.3.15. f. 1 Name of a Vedic metre. -2 Excellence, dignity. -Comp. -सुतः (विराट्सुतः)) a class of deceased ancestors; विराट्सुताः सोमसदः साध्यानां पितरः स्मृताः Ms. 3.195.


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