Banka, Baṅkā, Bamka: 5 definitions


Banka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Prabhupada Books: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta

Bāṅkā Rāya is another name for Baṅkima Rāya: the name of a deity with the temple of Ekacakrā-grāma.—Within the temple there is a Deity of Śrī Kṛṣṇa established by Śrī Nityānanda Prabhu. The name of the Deity is Baṅkima Rāya or Bāṅkā Rāya. On Baṅkima Rāya’s right side is a deity of Jāhnavā, and on His left side is Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī. The priests of the temple describe that Lord Nityānanda Prabhu entered within the body of Baṅkima Rāya and that the deity of Jāhnavā-mātā was therefore later placed on the right side of Baṅkima Rāya. Afterwards, many other Deities were installed within the temple.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Banka in India is the name of a plant defined with Ziziphus oenoplia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Rhamnus oenopolia L. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· FBI (1875)
· The Gardeners Dictionary (1768)
· Species Plantarum, ed. 2 (1762)
· Genera Plantarum (1789)
· Taxon (1979)
· Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. (2001)

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

baṅkā (बंका).—m A chain of sentinels or a guard (as around a fort or the tent of a Raja or grandee.

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bāṅka (बांक) [or बाक, bāka].—m ( H) A bend or curvature. 2 A winding road over a hill. 3 fig. Strife, discord, disagreement. 4 f A kind of dagger.

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bāṅka (बांक).—m (Banco. Port.) A bench or form.

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bāṅkā (बांका) [or बाका, bākā].—a ( H) Daring, dashing, tearing, one not to be cowed or checked; a reckless or bold fellow, or a bravo or bully. bāṅkā killā An impregnable fortress; bāṅkā bōlaṇārā A smart and able speaker; bāṅkā vaidika A man well-versed in the Vedas; bāṅkā śipāī An intrepid soldier; bāṅkī vāṭa A dangerous or difficult road. Similar free applications will be met with.

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bāṅkā (बांका).—m A kind of bugle or horn.

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

baṅkā (बंका).—m A chain of sentinels or a guard.

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bāṅka (बांक) [or bāka, or बाक].—m A bend or curvature. A winding road over a hill. Strife, dis- cord, disagreement. f A kind of dagger. m A bench or form.

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bāṅkā (बांका).—a A daring, expert. bākā killā Impregnable fort. bākā bōlaṇārā Smart and able speaker.

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bāṅkā (बांका).—m A kind of bugle or horn.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Baṃka (ಬಂಕ):—[noun] = ಬಂಕೆ [bamke]1.

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Baṃka (ಬಂಕ):—

1) [noun] a position or space beside one; side.

2) [noun] the state of being near; proximity; nearness; closeness.

3) [noun] one of the parties in a contest, conflict, etc.; a faction; a side.

4) [noun] one of the movable feathered or membranous paired appendages by means of which a bird, bat or insect is able to fly.

5) [noun] an external membranous process of an aquatic animal (as a fish) used in propelling or guiding the body; a fin.

6) [noun] any of various anatomical structures as of a flying fish or flying lemur providing means of limited flight.

7) [noun] the period from the day following a full moon-day to new moon-day during which the lighted portion of the moon is gradually reduced to a thin line.

8) [noun] either side of the stage out of sight of the audience; the side-wing.

9) [noun] the fleshy side of a person or animal between the ribs and the hip; the flank.

10) [noun] a set of two things; a pair.

11) [noun] any of the directions of the compass or the point toward which something faces or the line along which something moves or is moving; a direction.

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Baṃka (ಬಂಕ):—

1) [noun] a long seat, having four or more legs, for several persons to sit on; a bench.

2) [noun] a raised platform, adjoining the front portion of the front wall of a house, for people to sit on.

3) [noun] a structure having a roof resting on poles or pillars, and raised, but level floor.

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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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