Bandhava: 12 definitions



Bandhava means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bandhava : (m.) kinsman; relative; relation.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Bandhava, (cp. Class. Sk. bāndhava) 1. kinsman, member of a clan or family, relative A. III, 44; Sn. 60 (pl. bandhavāni in poetry; cp. Nd2 455); Dh. 288 (pl. bandhavā); J. II, 316; V, 81; DA. I, 243.—2. (-°) one who is connected with or belongs to Sn. 140 (manta°, wellacquainted with Mantras; cp. SnA 192; vedabandhū veda-paṭisaraṇā ti vuttaṃ hoti); J. V, 335 (bodhaneyya°); cp. bandhu 3. (Page 482)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bāndhava (बांधव).—m S A brother or cousin. See bandhu.

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

bāndhava (बांधव).—m A brother or cousin; see bandhu.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bāndhava (बान्धव).—[bandhu svārthe idamarthe vā'ṇ]

1) A relation, kinsman (in general); बान्धवाः कुलमिच्छन्ति (bāndhavāḥ kulamicchanti) Subhāṣ; यस्यार्थास्तस्य बान्धवाः (yasyārthāstasya bāndhavāḥ) H.1; Ms.5.74,11;4.179.

2) A maternal relation; Ms.4.179.

3) A friend; धनेभ्यः परो बान्धवो नास्ति लोके (dhanebhyaḥ paro bāndhavo nāsti loke) Subhāṣ.

4) A brother.

5) Friendly service (bandhukṛtya); पैतृष्वस्रेयप्रीत्यर्थं तद्गोत्रस्यात्तबान्धवः (paitṛṣvasreyaprītyarthaṃ tadgotrasyāttabāndhavaḥ) Bhāg.1.19.35.

Derivable forms: bāndhavaḥ (बान्धवः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bāndhava (बान्धव).—m.

(-vaḥ) 1. A relation, a kinsman: see bandhu. 2. A friend. E. bandhu a kinsman, aṇ pleonastic aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bāndhava (बान्धव).—i. e. bandhu + a, m. 1. A relation, a kinsman, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 141; [Hitopadeśa] i. [distich] 71, M. M.; [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 179 (a maternal relation, [Kullūka Schol. ed. [Mānavadharmaśāstra]]). 2. A friend, [Hitopadeśa] i. [distich] 72, M. M.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bāndhava (बान्धव).—[masculine] ī [feminine] relation, kinsman or kinswoman ([especially] on the mother’s side), friend.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Bāndhava (बान्धव):—m. ([from] bandhu) a kinsman, relation ([especially] maternal r°), friend (ifc. f(ā). ), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) a brother, [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Bāndhava (बान्धव):——

1) m. (adj. Comp. f. ā) — a) ein Angehöriger , Verwandter , insbes. mütterlicherseits. madeka Adj. einzig nur mich zum Angehörigen habend ; davon Nom.abstr. f. [Kṣemīśvara’s Caṇḍakauśika 65,1.] — b) Freund [Indische sprüche 7658.] —

2) f. ī eine Verwandte.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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