Bahera, Bāhēra, Bāhera: 5 definitions


Bahera means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Bahera [बहेड़ा] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Terminalia bellirica (Gaertn.) Roxb. from the Combretaceae (Rangoon creeper) family having the following synonyms: Myrobalanus bellirica. For the possible medicinal usage of bahera, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Bahera in the Urdu language, ibid. previous identification.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: Studies on ecological and behavioural aspects of capped langur, Trachypithecus pileatus

Bahera is the name of a plant corresponding to Terminalia bellirica (Gaertn.) Roxb. from the Combretaceae family, according to the author Awadhesh Kumar in his thesis called ‘Studies on ecological and behavioural aspects of capped langur’, mentioned in the chapter dealing with Food habits and feeding ecology. The following parts of Bahera are consumed: Young leaves

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Bahera in India is the name of a plant defined with Combretum acuminatum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Embryogonia acuminata (Roxb.) Blume.

2) Bahera is also identified with Terminalia bellirica It has the synonym Myrobalanus laurinoides (Teijsm. & Binn.) Kuntze (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Plants of the Coast of Coromandel (1805)
· Musée Botanique de M. Benjamin Delessert (1956)
· Flora Indica (1824)
· Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique (1856)
· Novae Plantarum Species (1821)
· Hortus Bengalensis (1814)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Bahera, for example extract dosage, health benefits, diet and recipes, pregnancy safety, chemical composition, side effects, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bāhēra (बाहेर).—ad & prep (bahisa S) On the outside; out or without. 2 Beyond or on the farther side of. Used in many senses, lit. fig; as mahinyācē bāhēra, ājñēbāhēra, śiristyābāhēra. 3 A covert and polite phrase used by the wife in speaking of her husband. Correl. with gharānta q. v. Ex. bāhēra sāṅga kīṃ jē- vāyācēṃ aṭapalēṃ Tell my husband &c. He may have said gharānta sāṅga kīṃ āja saimpāka lavakara aṭapāvā. bā0 karaṇēṃ To part with; to dispose of; to put away from (articles of property by sale &c.) vā0 nighaṇēṃ or paḍaṇēṃ To leave her husband and home and take to the streets, or dwell with a strange man;--used of a married woman. bā0 basāyāsa jāṇēṃ To go and sit with a friend. bāhēracā External, outward. 2 Strange, foreign, not a member of the family or not an inmate of the house. 3 (From the residing of such persons outside the village.) A

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

bāhēra (बाहेर).—ad & prep Out or without. Beyond. bāhēra karaṇēṃ Part with; dispose of.bāhēracā External. Strange. bāhēracī A woman under menstruation. bāhēra nighaṇēṃ-paḍaṇēṃ Leave her husband and home and take to the streets, or dwell with a strange man. bāhēracī bādhā A term for demoniac possession.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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