Bandi, Baṇḍī, Bamdi: 13 definitions


Bandi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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

Bandi in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Hymenolaena candollei DC. from the Apiaceae (Carrot) family having the following synonyms: Pleurospermum candollei, Hymenolaena latifolia, Ligusticum candollei. For the possible medicinal usage of bandi, 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.

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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: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

1) Bandi (“cart”) is one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Kapus (the largest caste in the Madras Presidency). The Kapus or Reddis (Ratti) appear to have been a powerful Dravidian tribe in the early centuries of the Christian era. The term Kapu means a watchman, and Reddi means a king.

2) Bandi (“cart”) is one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Koravas (a nomad tribe of the North Arcot district). The Korava nomad tribe permeates the length of the Indian peninsula, through countries where many languages and dialects are spoken, are likely to be known by different names in different localities.

3) Bandi (“cart”) is one of the gotras (clans) among the Kurnis (a tribe of South India). Kurni is, according to the Census Report 1901, “a corruption of kuri (sheep) and vanni (wool), the caste having been originally weavers of wool”. The gotras (viz., Bandi) are described as being of the Brahman, Kshatriya, and Vaisya sub-divisions of the caste, and of Shanmukha’s Sudra caste.

4) Bandi (“cart”) is one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Kurubas (a tribe of South India). The Kurubas are sub-divided into clans or gumpus, each having a headman or guru called a gaudu, who gives his name to the clan. And the clans are again sub-divided into gotras or septs (viz., Bandi).

5) Bandi (“cart”) is one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Malas (considered the Pariahs of the Telugu country) of the Reddi Bhumi section. The Mala people are almost equally inferior in position to the Madigas and have, in their various sub-divisions, many exogamous septs (e.g., Bandi).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

baṇḍī (बंडी).—f ( H) An angrakha without skirts. 2 A long kind of cart. Also called lahānagaḍa.

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baṇḍī (बंडी) [or ड्या, ḍyā].—a (baṇḍa) Seditious, turbulent, ever ready to head a (baṇḍa) band of insurgents or a mob. 2 Unruly, selfwilled, contumacious, stubborn;--esp. a child.

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bandī (बंदी).—f ( P) Obstacle, impediment, hinderance. Ex. tyācē gharīṃ jāyāsa bandī nāhīṃ. 2 Stop, cessation, discontinuance (of a work or custom). 3 m S or bandījana m S A bard, a minstrel, a panegyrist; a poet who sings the praises of a prince in his presence, or accompanies an army to chant martial songs: also one whose duty it is to proclaim the titles of his master as he passes along.

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bāṇḍī (बांडी).—f P (bāṇḍa) Crop-damage &c. See pīka nukasānī.

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bāndī (बांदी).—f ( H) A female slave.

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

baṇḍī (बंडी).—f A kind of underwear. A long kind of cart.

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baṇḍī (बंडी).—

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bandī (बंदी).—f Obstacle, impediment. Stop.

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bāndī (बांदी).—f A female slave.

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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

Bandi (बन्दि) or Bandī (बन्दी).—f.

1) Bondage, confinement.

2) A prisoner, captive; मोक्ष्यते सुरबन्दीनां वेणीर्वीर्यविभूतिभिः (mokṣyate surabandīnāṃ veṇīrvīryavibhūtibhiḥ) Kumārasambhava 2.61.

Derivable forms: bandiḥ (बन्दिः).

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

Bandī (बन्दी).—[feminine] = [preceding], also a female captive or robbery.

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

1) Bandi (बन्दि):—1. bandi (?) m. a Buddhist pupil, [Monier-Williams’ Buddhism 263] (cf. [n. 1])

2) [from bandin] 2. bandi in [compound] for din.

3) [from bandin] 3. bandi in [compound] for din.

4) Bandī (बन्दी):—[from bandin] f. (cf. [Persian] بنده) a male or female prisoner, [Kālidāsa; Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]

5) [v.s. ...] prey, booty, spoil, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Bandi (बन्दि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Baṃdi, Baṃdī.

[Sanskrit to German]

Bandi 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Bandi in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) jacket, waistcoat; (a) feminine form of [bamda]..—bandi (बंडी) is alternatively transliterated as Baṃḍī.

2) Bandi in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) captive, prisoner; a bard; ~[griha/ghara] a prison; ~[jana] a group of bards; —[banana] to capture, to take a prisoner; -[pratyakshikarana] habeas corpus; •[yacika] habeas corpus petition..—bandi (बंदी) is alternatively transliterated as Baṃdī.

3) Bandi in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) a kind of sweetmeat (in the form of sweetened drops prepared from gram flour)..—bandi (बंदी) is alternatively transliterated as Baṃdī.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Baṃdi (बंदि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Bandi.

2) Baṃdi (बंदि) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Bandin.

2) Baṃdi has the following synonyms: Baṃdiṇa.

3) Baṃdī (बंदी) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Bandī.

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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

Baṃḍi (ಬಂಡಿ):—

1) [noun] a vehicle, usu. having two wheels, drawn by animals, used for carrying burdens.

2) [noun] a light, two-wheeled vehicle for one or two persons, drawn by a horse or horses; a chariot.

3) [noun] a vehicle in general.

4) [noun] a wheel.

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Baṃḍi (ಬಂಡಿ):—[noun] an upper garment of men, having sleeves, and covering from shoulder to the waist.

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Baṃdi (ಬಂದಿ):—

1) [noun] the condition of confining or being confined in a prison; imprisonment.

2) [noun] a building for the confinement of persons held while awaiting trial, persons sentenced after conviction, etc.; prison; jail.

3) [noun] check; control; restraint.

4) [noun] a person imprisoned.

5) [noun] he who arrests, imprisons or restricts the movement of, another.

6) [noun] an obstacle; a check; an impediment.

7) [noun] the act of looting or plundering.

8) [noun] a kind of curved armlet for the upper arms.

9) [noun] a kind of necklace.

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Baṃdi (ಬಂದಿ):—

1) [noun] a man appoined in a royal court for proclaiming and heralding the titles of a king.

2) [noun] the profession of that man.

3) [noun] a man who praises another unduly.

4) [noun] the act of praising, lauding (unduly).

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Bāṃdi (ಬಾಂದಿ):—[noun] = ಬಾಂದೀ [bamdi].

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Bāṃdī (ಬಾಂದೀ):—[noun] a maid servant.

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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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