Dandu, Dāṇḍū, Damdu, Damduliga: 6 definitions


Dandu means something in the history of ancient India, Marathi, 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.

India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

1) Dandu (“army”) is one of the many exogamous septs (division) among the Boyas (an old fighting caste of Southern India). The Boyas were much prized as fighting men in the stirring times of the eighteenth century .

2) Dandu (“army”) is one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Kapus (the largest caste in the Madras Presidency). The Kapus or Reddis (Ratti) appear to have been a powerful Dravidian tribe in the early centuries of the Christian era. The term Kapu means a watchman, and Reddi means a king.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Dandu [दण्डू] in the Kashmiri language is the name of a plant identified with Rubia cordifolia L. from the Rubiaceae (Coffee) family having the following synonyms: Rubia cordata, Galium cordifolium, Rubia scandens. For the possible medicinal usage of dandu, 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.

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

1) Dandu in India is the name of a plant defined with Angelica archangelica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Archangelica norvegica Rupr. (among others).

2) Dandu is also identified with Rubia cordifolia It has the synonym Galium cordifolium Kuntze (etc.).

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

· Glimpses in Plant Research (1988)
· Systema Naturae, ed. 12 (1768)
· Folia Geobotanica et Phytotaxonomica (1995)
· Helios (1893)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1898)
· Chinese Traditional and Herbal Drugs (1989)

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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dāṇḍū (दांडू).—m (dāṇḍā) The bat at the game of trap-stick.

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

dāṇḍū (दांडू).—m The bat at the game of trap-stick.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Daṃḍu (ದಂಡು):—

1) [noun] ದಂಡಿಗೆ [damdige] – 1 & 2.

2) [noun] a long, thin staff held by a brāhmaṇa student or an ascetic.

3) [noun] an army of soldiers.

4) [noun] a group of people or animals; a crowd; a swarm.

5) [noun] the quarters assigned for a troop or troops; cantonment. ದಂಡಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಸೋದರಮಾವನೇ [damdinalli sodaramavane]? daṇḍinalli sōdaramāvanē? (prov.) one should not have sentimental attachments with another in business; trade knows neither friends nor kindred.

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Daṃḍuḷiga (ದಂಡುಳಿಗ):—[noun] a man serving in an army; a soldier.

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Daṃḍuḻiga (ದಂಡುೞಿಗ):—[noun] a man of the enemy side captured by an army in wartime.

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Dāṃḍu (ದಾಂಡು):—[noun] a club (of different shapes) used to strike a ball or any other object in various games; a bat.

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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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