ganja vs marijuana what difference

what is difference between ganja and marijuana

English

Alternative forms

  • ganga
  • gunga (dated)
  • gunjah (dated)

Etymology

From Hindi गांजा (gāñjā), ultimately from Sanskrit गञ्जा (gañjā, hemp).

Pronunciation

  • (India) IPA(key): /ˈɡɑn.d͡ʒɑ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡæn.dʒə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡɑn.dʒə/

Noun

ganja (uncountable)

  1. (slang, chiefly India) marijuana, as used for smoking.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:marijuana

Derived terms

  • ganj
  • ganjapreneur
  • ganjaism

Translations

Anagrams

  • Jagan

Afrikaans

Etymology

Probably borrowed from English ganja, from Hindi गांजा (gāñjā), ultimately from Sanskrit गञ्जा (gañjā, hemp).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡan.dʒa/

Noun

ganja (uncountable)

  1. (Cape Afrikaans) weed, marijuana

Indonesian

Etymology

From Malay ganja, from Sanskrit गञ्जा (gañjā, hemp).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɡan.d͡ʒa]
  • Hyphenation: gan‧ja

Noun

ganja (first-person possessive ganjaku, second-person possessive ganjamu, third-person possessive ganjanya)

  1. marijuana

Malay

Etymology

From Sanskrit गञ्जा (gañjā, hemp).

Pronunciation

Noun

ganja (Jawi spelling ݢنجا‎, informal 1st possessive ganjaku, impolite 2nd possessive ganjamu, 3rd possessive ganjanya)

  1. marijuana

Further reading

  • “ganja” in Pusat Rujukan Persuratan Melayu | Malay Literary Reference Centre, Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2017.

Portuguese

Etymology

From Kimbundu nganji.

Noun

ganja f (plural ganjas)

  1. (Brazil, slang) arrogance or vanity


English

Alternative forms

  • marihuana

Etymology

From Mexican Spanish marihuana, from mariguana. First attested from 1894 of uncertain origin. Alteration by influence of the proper name María Juana (Mary Jane) is believed to be folk etymology.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌmɛɹɪˈwɑ.nə/, /ˌmæɹ-/, /-ˈhwɑ-/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌmæɹɪˈwɑː.nə/

Noun

marijuana (usually uncountable, plural marijuanas)

  1. A drug smoked or ingested for euphoric effect, cannabis.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:marijuana
  2. The hemp plant itself, Cannabis sativa.

Descendants

  • Italian: marijuana

Translations

See also

  • Appendix:Cannabis slang

Further reading

  • marijuana on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • marijuana (word) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “marijuana”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ma.ʁi.ʁwa.na/, /ma.ʁi.ʒɥa.na/

Noun

marijuana f (plural marijuanas)

  1. marijuana, cannabis

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from English marijuana, from Mexican Spanish marihuana.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ma.riˈwa.na/, /ma.rjuˈa.na/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ri‧juà‧na

Noun

marijuana f (uncountable)

  1. marijuana

References

Further reading

  • cannabis sativa on the Italian Wikipedia.Wikipedia it
  • marijuana on the Italian Wikipedia.Wikipedia it
  • marijuana in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana
  • “marijuana” in Il dizionario della lingua italiana De Mauro

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: ma‧ri‧ju‧a‧na

Noun

marijuana f (plural marijuanas)

  1. marijuana, cannabis
    Synonyms: canábis, (Mozambique) suruma

Romanian

Etymology

Spanish marihuana.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ma.riˈwa.na], [ma.riˈhwa.na]

Noun

marijuana f (uncountable)

  1. marijuana

Declension

See also

  • hașiș

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