Bhantaki, Bhaṇṭākī, Bhaṇṭakī, Bhamtaki: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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.

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.

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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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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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