Bhindi, Bhiṇḍi: 7 definitions

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Bhindi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Bhiṇḍi (भिण्डि) refers to a weapon which should measure should measure twelve tālas (unit of measurement), according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23. In dramatic plays, weapons such as bhiṇḍi should be made by experts using proper measurements and given to persons engaged in a fight, angry conflict or siege. It forms a component of āhāryābhinaya (extraneous representation).

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Bhindi [भिण्डी] in the Hindi 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. For the possible medicinal usage of bhindi, 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.

Bhindi [भिण्डी] in the Nepali language, ibid. previous identification.

Bhindi [بهنڐي] in the Urdu language, ibid. previous identification.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Bhiṇḍī in the Hindi language is another name for Bheṇḍā, a medicinal plant identified with Hibiscus esculentus Linn., synonym of Abelmoschus esculentus (in English ‘Gumbo’ or ‘ladies’ fingers’) from the Malvaceae or “mallows” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.157-158 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Other than the Hindi word Bhiṇḍī, there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which eleven are in Sanskrit.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhindi : (aor. of bhindati) broke; split; severed.

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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

bhiṇḍī (भिंडी).—f S A sling. bhiṇḍīpāla m A sling-stone. In poetry bhiṇḍīmāḷa f occurs. Ex. cakrēṃ ḍāṅgā bhiṇḍīmā- ḷā || ghēvuni dhāvalēṃ yēka vēḷā ||.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

bhiṇḍī (भिंडी).—f A sling. bhiṇḍīpāla m A sling-stone.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bhindi in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) (the vegetable called) lady’s finger..—bhindi (भिंडी) is alternatively transliterated as Bhiṃḍī.

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