Bhandaka, Bhaṇḍaka, Bhāṇḍaka: 10 definitions


Bhandaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Bhandaka in India is the name of a plant defined with Abelmoschus esculentus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Hibiscus longifolius Willd. (among others).

2) Bhandaka is also identified with Hibiscus esculentus It has the synonym Hibiscus longifolius Roxb., nom. illeg. (etc.).

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

· New Botanist (1976)
· A Bahian Heritage. (1978)
· Systematic Botany Monographs (1988)
· Hortus Bengalensis, or ‘a Catalogue of the Plants Growing in the Hounourable East India Company's Botanical Garden at Calcutta’ (1814)
· Flora Indica (1832)
· Flora of Chiapas (1990)

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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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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhaṇḍaka : (nt.) good; wares; implements; articles.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Bhaṇḍaka, (adj. in sense of collect. nt.) (fr. bhaṇḍa) 1. article, implement; kīḷā° toys J. VI, 6.—2. belongings, property Vin. IV, 225.—3. trappings, in assa° horsetrappings J. II, 113. (Page 497)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhaṇḍaka (भण्डक).—A species of wag-tail.

Derivable forms: bhaṇḍakaḥ (भण्डकः).

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Bhāṇḍaka (भाण्डक).—A small vessel, cup.

-kam Goods, merchandise, wares.

Derivable forms: bhāṇḍakaḥ (भाण्डकः), bhāṇḍakam (भाण्डकम्).

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

Bhaṇḍaka (भण्डक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A wagtail. E. kan added to the preceding.

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Bhāṇḍaka (भाण्डक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A cup, a plate, a vessel or utensil. n.

(-kaṃ) Goods, merchandize. E. bhāṇḍa and kan added.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Bhaṇḍaka (भण्डक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva]

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

1) Bhaṇḍaka (भण्डक):—[from bhaṇḍa > bhaṇḍ] m. a water wagtail, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a poet, [Catalogue(s)]

3) Bhāṇḍaka (भाण्डक):—[from bhāṇḍa] mn. (m., [Siddhānta-kaumudī]) a small vessel, cup, plate, box, chest, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) goods, merchandise, [ib.]

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

1) Bhaṇḍaka (भण्डक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A wagtail.

2) Bhāṇḍaka (भाण्डक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A cup. n. Goods.

[Sanskrit to German]

Bhandaka 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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