Bhedana: 18 definitions


Bhedana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Bhedan.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Bhedana (भेदन) is another name (synonym) for Hiṅgu, which is a Sanskrit name for the plant Ferula assa-foetida (asafoetida). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 6.72-75), which is an Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus. The synonym can also be divided as two separate synonyms, Śūlaghna and Gulmaghna.

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

1) Bhedana (भेदन):—Breaking pain

2) Breaking reduction of the hard substances into small pieces.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Incision (bhedana) is made to achieve effective drainage or exposure of underlying structures to let the content out. (described in the Sushruta Samhita)

Biology (plants and animals)

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

Bhedana in India is the name of a plant defined with Rumex vesicarius in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices.

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

· Bocconea, Monographiae Herbarii Mediterranei Panormitani (1992)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Candollea (1990)
· Berichte des Geobotanischen Institutes der Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Stiftung Rübel (1990)

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhedana : (nt.) breach; division; disunion.

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

Bhedana, (nt.) (fr. bhid, as in Caus. bhedeti) 1. breaking (open), in puṭa° breaking of the seed-boxes (of the Pāṭali plant), idiomatic for “merchandise” Miln. 1. See under puṭa.—2. (fig.) breach, division, destruction A. IV, 247; Dh. 138; Bu II. 7; J. I, 467 (mittabhāva°).

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhēdana (भेदन).—n S Separating, dividing, disuniting, parting, piercing.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhedana (भेदन).—a. [bhid-ṇic lyu lyuṭ vā]

1) Breaking, dividing &c.; नरनागाश्ववृन्दानां भेदनं क्षिप्रकारिणम् (naranāgāśvavṛndānāṃ bhedanaṃ kṣiprakāriṇam) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 6.18.8.

2) Loosening (as the feces), purgative.

-nam 1 Splitting, breaking, rending.

2) Dividing, separating.

3) Distinguishing.

4) Sowing dissensions, creating discord.

5) Dissolving, loosening.

6) Disclosing, betraying.

7) Disunion, discord.

8) Asa Fœtida.

9) (In astr.) Passing through a constellation.

1) Piercing the nostril (of an animal for bridling; nāsācchedana); गोषु ब्राह्मणसंस्थासु छुरिकायाश्च भेदने (goṣu brāhmaṇasaṃsthāsu churikāyāśca bhedane) Manusmṛti 8.325.

11) A purgative.

-naḥ A hog.

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

Bhedana (भेदन).—n.

(-naṃ) Dividing, separating, literally or figuratively, as tearing, breaking, specifying, discriminating, causing separation or dissension, &c. m.

(-naḥ) A hog. E. bhid to break, aff. lyuṭ .

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

Bhedana (भेदन).—i. e. bhid + ana, n. 1. Dividing. 2. Piercing, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 286.

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

Bhedana (भेदन).—[adjective] breaking, tearing, piercing, perforating; [neuter] the action of breaking etc., disclosing, betraying, disuniting; bursting, opening, breach, rupture, disunion, discord.

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

1) Bhedana (भेदन):—[from bhid] a etc. See p.766.

2) [from bheda] b mfn. breaking, cleaving, splitting, rending, piercing, dividing, separating, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) causing to flow, giving free course (to a river), [Pañcarātra]

4) [v.s. ...] causing pain in the joints or limbs, [Suśruta]

5) [v.s. ...] loosening (the faeces), cathartic, purgative, [Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā]

6) [v.s. ...] destroying, dissolving, relieving (cf. hṛdaya-granthi-bh)

7) [v.s. ...] m. a hog, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] Rumex Vesicarius, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] n. the act of breaking, cleaving etc., [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

10) [v.s. ...] bursting, parting asunder, breach, fracture, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Suśruta; Prāyaścitta-tattva]

11) [v.s. ...] the passing (through an asterism), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

12) [v.s. ...] disclosure, betrayal (of a secret), [Kathāsaritsāgara]

13) [v.s. ...] embroilment, disunion, discord, [Mahābhārata; Kāmandakīya-nītisāra; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

14) [v.s. ...] discrimination, [Horace H. Wilson]

15) [v.s. ...] a purgative, [Suśruta]

16) [v.s. ...] Asa Foetida, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Bhedana (भेदन):—(naṃ) 1. n. A discriminating.

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

Bhedana (भेदन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Bhiṃdaṇa, Bhiṃdaṇayā, Bheaṇa.

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Bhedana in German

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Bheḍanā (भेडना):—(v) to close, to shut (as [daravājā]-); to sell a lame horse to, to hoodwink somebody in to a losing bargain.

2) Bhedana (भेदन) [Also spelled bhedan]:—(nm) the act of piercing/boring/disuniting; cleavage; ~[nīya] fit to be pierced, vulnerable; •[] vulnerability.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhēdana (ಭೇದನ):—

1) [noun] the act of breaking, shattering.

2) [noun] the act or an instance of dividing; division.

3) [noun] the act of causing (a group, political party, etc.) to separate into divisions or factions; creating rift, disunity between or among.

4) [noun] the act of making something lose, strengthless, etc.

5) [noun] a divulging of a secret; divulgence.

6) [noun] lack of unity; disunity.

7) [noun] the pungent-smelling gum resin obtained from Ferula Asafoetida, used in treating illness, and in cooking; asafoetida.

8) [noun] frequent evacuation of bowels in loose or liquid form.

9) [noun] any swine, esp. a domesticated adult (Sus scrofa); a hog.

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