bIja n. (also written {vIja} , of doubtful origin ; ifc. f. {A}) seed (of plants) , semen (of men and animals) , seed-corn , grain RV. &c. &c. a runner (of the Indian fig-tree) Vcar. ; any germ , element , primary cause or principle , source , origin (ifc. = caused or produced by , sprung from) ChUp. MBh. Ka1v. &c. the germ or origin of any composition (as of a poem , of the plot of a drama , of a magical formula &c.) R. BhP. Das3ar. Prata1p. calculation of original or primary germs , analysis , algebra Col. truth (as the seed or cause of being) L. anything serving as a receptacle or support (= {Alambana}) , Yogas ; the mystical letter or syllable which forms the essential part of the Mantra of any deity RTL. 197 &c. the position of the arms of a child at birth BhP. quicksilver (?) Suryas. marrow L. m. = {bijaka} , the citron tree Aryabh. 12 bIjA ind. by or with seed , sowing with seed W.