Bandhutva, Bamdhutva: 10 definitions


Bandhutva means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Bandhutva in Jainism glossary
Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Bandhutva (बन्धुत्व) refers to a “relative”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Who has not been [your] relative (bandhutva)? Which  living beings have not been your enemies, you who is mercilessly immersed in the mud of the miserable and unfathomable cycle of rebirth? Here [in the cycle of rebirth] a king becomes an insect and an insect becomes the chief of the gods. An embodied soul might wander about, tricked by [their] karma without being able to help it”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bandhutva in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bandhutva (बंधुत्व).—n (S) Brotherhood. 2 Brotherliness or friendship.

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

bandhutva (बंधुत्व).—n Brotherhood. Friendship.

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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

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

Bandhutva (बन्धुत्व).—Relationship, brotherhood, affinity.

Derivable forms: bandhutvam (बन्धुत्वम्).

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

Bandhutva (बन्धुत्व).—n.

(-tvaṃ) Relationship. E. bandhu and tva aff.; also with tal bandhutā .

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

Bandhutva (बन्धुत्व):—[=bandhu-tva] [from bandhu > bandh] n. relationship, affinity, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Bandhutva (बन्धुत्व):—(tvaṃ) 1. n. Friendship.

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Bandhutva in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bandhutva in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Baṃdhutva (ಬಂಧುತ್ವ):—[noun] = ಬಂಧು - [bamdhu -] 1.

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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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