Bandhura, Bandhūra, Bamdhura: 12 definitions

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Bandhura (बन्धुर) is another name for Ṛṣabhaka, a medicinal plant possibly identified with Microstylis muscifera Ridley which is a synonym of Malaxis muscifera (Lindl.) or “fly bearing malaxis” from the Orchidaceae or “orchid” family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.14-16 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Bandhura and Ṛṣabhaka, there are a total of twenty Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bandhura (बन्धुर).—a. [bandh-urac]

1) Undulating, wavy, uneven; प्रसकलकुचबन्धुरोद्धुरोरः (prasakalakucabandhuroddhuroraḥ) Śi.7.34; Ku.1.42; U.6.25; अयं रक्षोनाथः क्षितिधरशिरोबन्धुरतरे (ayaṃ rakṣonāthaḥ kṣitidharaśirobandhuratare) (rathe tiṣṭhan) Mv.6.3.

2) Bent, inclined, bowed; बन्धुरगात्रि (bandhuragātri) R.13.47; (= sannatāṅgi).

3) Crooked, curved.

4) Pleasing, handsome, beautiful, lovely; कथं नु तं बन्धुरकोमलाङ्गुलिम् (kathaṃ nu taṃ bandhurakomalāṅgulim) Ś.6.12 (where it may mean 'undulating' also); समस्तशास्त्रस्मृतिबन्धुरे मुखे (samastaśāstrasmṛtibandhure mukhe) K.3; बन्धुरा लावण्यधरा कन्धरा (bandhurā lāvaṇyadharā kandharā) Dk.1.1.

5) Deaf.

6) Injurious, mischievous.

-raḥ 1 A goose.

2) A crane.

3) A drug.

4) An oil-cake.

5) The vulva.

6) The बन्धुजीव (bandhujīva) tree.

-rāḥ m. (pl.) Parched corn or meal thereof.

-rā An unchaste woman.

-ram 1 A diadem.

2) A band, rope; पञ्चबन्धुरम् (pañcabandhuram) (ratham) Bhāg.4.26.1.

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Bandhūra (बन्धूर).—a. [bandh-ūrac]

1) Undulating, uneven.

2) Bent, inclined, bowed.

3) Pleasing, delightful, lovely; cf. बन्धुर (bandhura).

-ram A hole, chasm.

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

Bandhura (बन्धुर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Uneven, undulating, wavy, partially even and depressed. 2. Bowed, bent. 3. Pleasing, delightful, handsome, beautiful. 4. Deaf. 5. Injurious, mischievous. m.

(-raḥ) 1. A goose. 2. A flower, (Pentapetes Phœnicea.) 3. A drug, commonly Biranga. 4. A bird. 5. A crane. 6. A drug, commonly Rishabha. 7. The vulva. n.

(-raṃ) 1. A diadem, a crest. 2. The dregs of oil, or oil-cake. 3. A hole. f.

(-rā) A whore, a prostitute. f. plu.

(-rāḥ) The meal of parched corn. E. bandh to bind, urac Unadi aff.; also with ūrac aff. bandhūra .

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Bandhūra (बन्धूर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) 1. Wavy, undulating, uneven. 2. Bowing, bent. 3. Beautiful, handsome. m.

(-raḥ) A hole, a chasm. E. bandh to bind, Unadi aff. ūrac; also bandhura .

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

Bandhura (बन्धुर).— (partly vb. bandh), I. adj. 1. Uneven, undulating, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 13, 47. 2. Bent, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 198, 23. 3. Pleasing, handsome, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 140. 4. Deaf. 5. Injurious. Ii. m. 1. A goose. 2. A crane. Iii. f. , A prostitute. Iv. n. 1. A diadem. 2. The dregs of oil.

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Bandhūra (बन्धूर).—adj. 1. Bent. 2. Handsome (cf. the last).

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

Bandhura (बन्धुर).—[adjective] bent, inclined (lit. & [feminine]), favourable; delightful, charming.

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

1) Bandhura (बन्धुर):—[from bandh] 1. bandhura mf(ā)n. ([Uṇādi-sūtra i, 42 [Scholiast or Commentator]]; cf. [Vāmana’s Kāvyālaṃkāravṛtti v, 2, 42]) bent, inclined, [Kāvya literature; Pañcatantra]

2) [v.s. ...] curved, rounded, pleasant, beautiful, charming, [Inscriptions; Kālidāsa; Caurapañcāśikā]

3) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) adorned with, [Kādambarī]

4) [v.s. ...] undulating, uneven, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] deaf, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. badhira)

6) [v.s. ...] injurious, mischievous, [Horace H. Wilson]

7) [v.s. ...] m. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) a bird

8) [v.s. ...] a goose

9) [v.s. ...] Ardea Nivea

10) [v.s. ...] Pentapetes Phoenicea

11) [v.s. ...] Embelia Ribes

12) [v.s. ...] a [particular] bulbous plant growing on the Hima-vat mountain, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

13) [v.s. ...] oil-cake

14) [v.s. ...] the vulva, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

15) Bandhurā (बन्धुरा):—[from bandhura > bandh] f. a harlot, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

16) [v.s. ...] Name of a procuress, [Hāsyārṇava]

17) [v.s. ...] ([plural]) the meal of parched corn, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

18) Bandhura (बन्धुर):—[from bandh] n. a diadem, crest, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

19) Bandhūra (बन्धूर):—[from bandh] mfn. ([Uṇādi-sūtra i, 42 [Scholiast or Commentator]]) bent, wavy, uneven, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

20) [v.s. ...] lovely, charming, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

21) [v.s. ...] m. a hole, chasm, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

22) Bandhura (बन्धुर):—2. bandhura n. (for 1. See above) = vandhura, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Atharva-veda; Mahābhārata] ([Bombay edition])

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

1) Bandhura (बन्धुर):—[(raḥ-rā-raṃ) a.] Uneven; bent; pleasing; deaf; injurious. m. A goose; a flower (Pentapetes); a bird; a crane; a drug. f. A whore. n. A crest; dregs of oil cake. (pl.) Meal of parched corn.

2) Bandhūra (बन्धूर):—[(raḥ-rā-raṃ) a.] Wavy, undulating; handsome. m. A hole, a chasm.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Bandhura (बन्धुर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Baṃdhura.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Baṃdhura (बंधुर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Bandhura.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Baṃdhura (ಬಂಧುರ):—

1) [adjective] undulating; uneven.

2) [adjective] bent; curved; crooked.

3) [adjective] pleasant, beautiful; charming.

4) [adjective] causing pain or injury; injurious; painful.

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Baṃdhura (ಬಂಧುರ):—

1) [noun] the quality or condition of being crooked, curved; curvedness; crookedness.

2) [noun] the quality of being charming.

3) [noun] the heron Ardea nivea of Ardeidae family.

4) [noun] the place where the charioteer sits while driving a chariot.

5) [noun] the plant Pentapetes phoenicia of Sterculiaceae family.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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