Bhendi, Bheṇḍi, Bhemdi: 7 definitions


Bhendi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Bhendi [भेंडी] in the Konkani language is the name of a plant identified with Thespesia populnea Thespesia populnea (L.) Sol. ex Corrêa from the Malvaceae (Mallow) family having the following synonyms: Hibiscus populneus, Abelmoschus acuminatus, Hibiscus blumei. For the possible medicinal usage of bhendi, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Bhendi [ভেন্দি] in the Assamese language is the name of a plant identified with Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench from the Malvaceae (Mallow) family having the following synonyms: Abelmoschus bammia, Abelmoschus longifolius.

Bhendi [भेंडी] in the Marathi language, ibid. previous identification.

Bhendi in the Oriya language, ibid. previous identification.

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

1) Bhendi 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) Bhendi is also identified with Hibiscus esculentus It has the synonym Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench (etc.).

3) Bhendi is also identified with Ricinus communis It has the synonym Cataputia minor Ludw. (etc.).

4) Bhendi is also identified with Thespesia populnea It has the synonym Malvaviscus populneus (L.) Gaertn. (etc.).

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

· Caryologia (1995)
· Annales du muséum national d’histoire naturelle (1807)
· Fl. Mexic., ed. 2 (1894)
· Cytologia (1980)
· Enumeratio Methodica Plantarum (1759)
· Ewé: the use of plants in Yoruba society. (1995)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Bhendi, for example chemical composition, extract dosage, diet and recipes, side effects, health benefits, pregnancy safety, 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

Pali-English dictionary

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

Bheṇḍi, (perhaps identical with & only wrong spelling for bheṇḍu=kaṇḍu2) a kind of missile used as a weapon, arrow Vin. III, 77 (where enumerated with asi, satti & laguḷa in explanation of upanikkhipana). (Page 508)

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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

bhēṇḍī (भेंडी).—f A vegetable, Abelmoschus or Hibiscus esculentus: also its esculent produce. 2 (bhāṇḍa S) A tree of which there are several species, Hibiscus populneus &c. Rox., Thespesia populnea. Grah. 3 A disorder of the horse,--an excrescence on the knee, producing swelling and suppurating from the knee to the pastern. v phuṭa. 4 fig. of Sig. I. of bhēṇḍā, Mass, heap, amount (as of interest accrued, of debt, expenses, business). v jama, kara, asa, hō, vāḍha, phuga; also phēḍa & phiṭa. 5 (Commonly bhiraṇḍa) A tree.

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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

Bheṇḍī (भेण्डी).—Abelmoschus Esculentus.

See also (synonyms): bheṇḍā.

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

Bheṇḍī (भेण्डी):—f. Abelmoschus Esculentus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Bheṃḍī (भेंडी) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit words: Bhiṇḍā, Ṇḍī.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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