Bhan, Bhaṇ: 11 definitions


Bhan means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, 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: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Bhan in Pakistan is the name of a plant defined with Populus euphratica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Populus ariana Dode (among others).

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

· Species Plantarum
· Voyage dans l’Empire Othoman (1807)
· Bull. Sci. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg (1842)
· Bulletin de la Société d’Histoire Naturelle d’Autun (1905)
· Science Reports of the Tôhoku Imperial University, Ser. 4, Biology (1938)
· Itinerary Notes of Plants collected in the Khasyah and Bootan mountains (1848)

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhaṇ (भण्).—1 P. (bhaṇati, bhaṇita)

1) To say, speak; पुरुषोत्तमे इति भणितव्ये (puruṣottame iti bhaṇitavye) V.3; Bhaṭṭikāvya 14.16.

2) To describe; काव्यः स काव्येन सभामभाणीत् (kāvyaḥ sa kāvyena sabhāmabhāṇīt) N.1.59.

3) To name, call.

4) To sound.

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Bhan (भन्).—1 P. (bhanati)

1) To worship.

2) To cry, shout, resound.

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

Bhaṇ (भण्).—r. 1st cl. (bhaṇati) To sound, to utter articulate sound, to speak or say. With prati, to reply.

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

Bhaṇ (भण्).— (a dialectical form based on bhāṣ + ṇā, i. e. bhāṣ ii. 9), i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] To speak, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 21, 3. bhaṇita, Spoken, [Pañcatantra] 128, 5; sounded.

— With prati prati, To answer, [Bhaṭṭikāvya, (ed. Calc.)] 4, 38. pratibhaṇita, Answered.

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

Bhaṇ (भण्).—bhaṇati [participle] bhaṇita (q.v.) speak, say, relate; call, name (2 [accusative]). [Causative] bhāṇayati (bhaṇāpayati) cause to speak.

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Bhan (भन्).—bhanati speak, tell.

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Bhāṇ (भाण्).—an onomat. word.

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

1) Bhaṇ (भण्):—[class] 1. [Parasmaipada] ([Dhātupāṭha xiii, 4]) bhaṇati ([perfect tense] babhāṇa, 2. sg. babhaṇitha, [Pāṇini 6-4, 121 [Scholiast or Commentator]]; [Aorist] abhāṇīt, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]; [future] bhaṇiṣyati, ṇitā [grammar]; [indeclinable participle] bhaṇitvā, [Pañcatantra]; [infinitive mood] bhaṇitum [grammar]:—[Passive voice] bhaṇyate, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]; [Aorist] abhāṇi, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]),

—to speak, say to ([accusative] with or without prati), [Varāha-mihira; Daśakumāra-carita; Pañcatantra];

—to call, name (two [accusative]), [Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā] :—[Causal] bhāṇayati;—[Aorist] abībhaṇat, or ababhāṇat, [Siddhānta-kaumudī; Vopadeva] ([probably] a later form of √bhan.)

2) Bhan (भन्):—[class] 1. [Parasmaipada] bhanati ([probably] connected with √bhā; cf. the later form bhaṇ), to sound, resound, call aloud, speak, declare, [Ṛg-veda] (= arcati, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska iii, 14]).

3) Bhāṇ (भाण्):—onomatopoetic, imitation of the noise of breathing or hissing, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

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

Bhaṇ (भण्):—bhaṇati 1. a. To sound, to speak. With prati to reply to.

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

Bhaṇ (भण्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Bhaṇa, Bhaṇṇa.

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Bhan 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

Bhan in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) change (of smaller denomination); awareness; inkling; —[hona] to have an inkling of..—bhan (भान) is alternatively transliterated as Bhāna.

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