Banij, Baṇij: 5 definitions


Banij means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Banij in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Ficus benjamina L. from the Moraceae (Mulberry) family. For the possible medicinal usage of banij, 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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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Baṇij (बणिज्).—m. (-ṇik) 1. A merchant, a trader. 2. The sixth of the astronomical periods called Karanas, corresponding to the half of a lunar day. f. (-ṇik) Trade, traffic. E. paṇ to transact business, iji Unadi aff. and ba substituted for pa; also baṇija .

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

Baṇij (बणिज्).—and vaṇij vaṇij, i. e. paṇi (ved. A merchant), -ja (vb. jan), m. A merchant, [Hitopadeśa] 62, 9, M. M.

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

Baṇij (बणिज्):—etc. See vaṇij.

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

Baṇij (बणिज्):—(k) 5. m. A merchant, a trader. f. Trade, traffic.

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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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