Bandhudatta, Bandhu-datta, Bandhudattā: 7 definitions



Bandhudatta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Bandhudatta in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Bandhudattā (बन्धुदत्ता) is the daughter of the merchant Śrīgarbha from Vārāṇasī, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 37. Accordingly, as Somasvāmin narrated to Niścayadatta: “... when I was at this stage of my life the youthful Bandhudattā, the daughter of the merchant Śrīgarbha, an inhabitant of that city, and the wife of the great merchant of Mathurā, Varāhadatta, who was dwelling in her father’s house, beheld me one day as she was looking out of the window”.

The story of Bandhudattā was narrated by Gomukha in order to demonstrate that “it is true that chaste women are few and far between, but unchaste women are never to be trusted”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Bandhudattā, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

context information

Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

Discover the meaning of bandhudatta in the context of Kavya from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bandhudatta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bandhudatta (बन्धुदत्त).—a kind of Strīdhana or woman's property, the property given to a girl by her relatives at the time of marriage; बन्धुदत्तं तथा शुल्कमन्वा- धेयकमेव च (bandhudattaṃ tathā śulkamanvā- dheyakameva ca) Y.2.144; बान्धवा भ्रातरो बन्धुदत्तप्रदेन कन्यादशायां यत् पितृभ्यां दत्तं तदुच्यते (bāndhavā bhrātaro bandhudattapradena kanyādaśāyāṃ yat pitṛbhyāṃ dattaṃ taducyate) Dāy. B.

Derivable forms: bandhudattam (बन्धुदत्तम्).

Bandhudatta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bandhu and datta (दत्त).

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

Bandhudatta (बन्धुदत्त).—mfn.

(-ttaḥ-ttā-ttaṃ) Given by a kinsman. n.

(-ttaṃ) One kind of female property, that given to a girl at her marriage by her own relations. E. bandhu and datta given.

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

1) Bandhudatta (बन्धुदत्त):—[=bandhu-datta] [from bandhu > bandh] mfn. ‘given by r°’ [Yājñavalkya]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a man, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) Bandhudattā (बन्धुदत्ता):—[=bandhu-dattā] [from bandhu-datta > bandhu > bandh] f. Name of a woman, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

Bandhudatta (बन्धुदत्त):—[bandhu-datta] (ttaḥ-ttā-ttaṃ) p. Given by friends. n. Gifts to a girl at marriage.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Bandhudatta (बन्धुदत्त):—[(ba + da)]

1) adj. von den Verwandten geschenkt [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 2, 144.] —

2) m. Nomen proprium eines Mannes [WILSON, Sel. Works II, 29.] —

3) f. ā Nomen proprium eines Frauenzimmers [Kathāsaritsāgara 37, 100.]

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

Bandhudatta (बन्धुदत्त):——

1) Adj. von den Verwandten geschenkt.

2) m. Nomen proprium eines Mannes. —

3) f. ā Nomen proprium eines Frauenzimmers.

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of bandhudatta in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: