Bhendu, Bheṇḍu: 3 definitions


Bhendu means something in 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

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

Bhendu in India is the name of a plant defined with Helicteres isora in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Helicteres versicolor Hassk. (among others).

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

· Journal of the Arnold Arboretum (1973)
· Ethnobotany (2004)
· Enumeratio Systematica Plantarum (1760)
· Melet. (1832)
· Hortus Malabaricus
· Numer. List

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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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bheṇḍu : (m.) a ball for playing; a ball-shaped top or cupola.

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

Bheṇḍu, (with v. l. geṇḍu, of uncertain reading & meaning. Pischel, Prk. Gr. § 107 gives giṇḍu & remarks that this cannot be derived fr. kaṇḍuka (although kaṇḍu may be considered as gloss of bheṇḍu at Th. 1, 164: see kaṇḍu2), but belongs with Prk. geṇḍui play & P. geṇḍuka and the originally Sk. words genduka, ginduka, geṇḍu, geṇḍuka to a root gid, giḍ, Prk. giṇḍai to play. Morris, J. P. T. S. 1884, 90 says: “I am inclined to read geṇḍu in all cases & to compare it with geḍuka & geṇḍuka a ball”) a ball, bead; also a ball-shaped ornament or turret, cupola Th. 1, 164 (see kaṇḍu2) J. I, 386 (also °maya ball-shaped); III, 184 (v. l. geṇḍu). (Page 509)

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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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