Bhantaki, Bhaṇṭākī, Bhaṇṭakī, Bhamtaki: 10 definitions

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Bhantaki 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Bhaṇṭākī (भण्टाकी) is another name for Bṛhatī, a medicinal plant identified with Solanum indicum var. lividum (synonym of Solanum anguivi or ‘forest bitterberry’ or ‘African eggplant’) from the Solanaceae or “nightshades” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.23-25 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Bhaṇṭākī and Bṛhatī, there are a total of seven Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Bhaṇṭakī (भण्टकी) is another name (synonym) for Vārtāka, which is the Sanskrit word for Solanum melongena (eggplant), a plant from the Solanaceae family. Vārtāka is classified as a vegetable (śāka) by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. The synonym Bhaṇṭakī was identified in the Bhāvaprakāśa, which is a 16th-century medicinal thesaurus authored by Bhāvamiśra.

It can also be spelled as Bhaṇṭākī (भण्टाकी), referring to a synonym for Vārttākī, which is a Sanskrit word for the same Solanum melongena. This variant spelling (synonym) was identified by Narahari
in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 7.194-195), which is an Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Bhantaki in India is the name of a plant defined with Solanum anguivi in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Solanum anguivi Hook. (among others).

2) Bhantaki is also identified with Solanum melongena It has the synonym Solanum incanum auct. non L. (etc.).

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

· Kew Bulletin (1985)
· Acta Agric. Univ. Henan. (1996)
· Solanaceae Newslett. (1987)
· Field Museum of Natural History, Botanical Series (1962)
· Bulletin de l'Herbier Boissier (1901)
· Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis (1923)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Bhantaki, for example pregnancy safety, chemical composition, side effects, diet and recipes, health benefits, extract dosage, have a look at these references.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhaṇṭākī (भण्टाकी).—Solanum Melongena (Mar. ḍoralī vāṃgī).

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

Bhaṇṭākī (भण्टाकी).—f. (-kī) The egg plant, (Solanum melongena.) E. bhaṭ to nourish, aff. āka, and num augment. “veguṇa” .

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

Bhaṇṭākī (भण्टाकी):—f. Solanum Melongena, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] ([varia lectio] bhaṇḍākī).

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

Bhaṇṭākī (भण्टाकी):—(kī) 3. f. The egg plant.

[Sanskrit to German]

Bhantaki 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhaṃṭāki (ಭಂಟಾಕಿ):—

1) [noun] the plant Solanum melongena of Solanaceae family; brinjal plant.

2) [noun] its fruit.

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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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