Mandi, Mandī, Maṇḍi, Mamdi: 14 definitions


Mandi means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Maṇḍi (मण्डि) refers to “lotus decoration”. It is sculptured as a part of the pillar (stambha).

Source: Google Books: Indian Temple Architecture: Form and Transformation

Maṇḍi (मण्डि).—Dish-like member below phalaka (abacus) of pillars and pilasters.

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Maṇḍi (मण्डि) refers to “tailloir (placed above the capital) §§ 3.18, 19; 4.18.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

Vastushastra book cover
context information

Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

Discover the meaning of mandi in the context of Vastushastra from relevant books on Exotic India

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Mandi in the Telugu language is the name of a plant identified with Memecylon umbellatum Burm.f. from the Melastomataceae (Melastome) family having the following synonyms: Memecylon molestum, Memecylon ramiflorum, Memecylon tinctorium. For the possible medicinal usage of mandi, 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.

Ayurveda book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of mandi in the context of Ayurveda from relevant books on Exotic India

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A general of Parakkamabahu I., mentioned among those who led his campaigns (Cv.lxx. 318; lxxii.161). He is titled Jivitapotthaki. See Cv. Trs.i. Introd. xxix. for an explanation of the title.

context information

Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

Discover the meaning of mandi in the context of Theravada from relevant books on Exotic India

Biology (plants and animals)

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

Mandi in India is the name of a plant defined with Dactyloctenium aegyptium in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Eleusine aegyptiaca (L.) Desf. (among others).

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

· Grasses of Ceylon (1956)
· Synopseos Plantarum (1805)
· Enumeratio plantarum horti regii botanici berolinensis.
· Essai d’une Nouvelle Agrostographie (1812)
· Prodromus Plantarum Indiae Occidentalis (1825)
· Nomenclator Botanicus. Editio secunda (1840)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Mandi, for example extract dosage, side effects, diet and recipes, chemical composition, pregnancy safety, health benefits, have a look at these references.

Biology book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of mandi in the context of Biology from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Mandī°, see manda 5. (Page 523)

Pali book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of mandi in the context of Pali from relevant books on Exotic India

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mandī (मंदी).—f (manda) Slowness or languidness, lit. fig: also slackness or abatement (as of a plague or disease). See mandāī and the adjective manda.

--- OR ---

māṇḍī (मांडी).—f The thigh. 2 A form of sitting (esp. upon a horse, or in order to write). 3 A common term for the two guards or outward bars of a lagāma or bitmouth. āpalī māṇḍī ughaḍatāṃ āpaṇāsaca lāja vāṭatī We feel ashamed at disclosing our own evil doings. Or it is hard to publish one's own shame. māṇḍīcēṃ usēṃ karaṇēṃ g. of o. māṇḍīvara māna ṭhēvaṇēṃ To lay one's head on another's lap; to place one's self in the power of, trusting him implicitly. māṇḍī ṭhōkūna ubhēṃ rāhaṇēṃ To stand up eager to fight. māṇḍī ṭhōkūna basaṇēṃ To indicate one's eagerness or readiness (to sing, write &c.) māṇḍī dēṇēṃ To place the thigh under the neck of a person in the last agonies. māṇḍīvara ghēṇēṃ-basaviṇēṃ (or dēṇēṃ) To receive (or to give) into adoption. māṇḍīvara māṇḍī ṭākūna or ghālūna basaṇēṃ To sit idle, without employment. māṇḍīsa māṇḍī ṭēkūna basaṇēṃ To vie or cope with; to claim equality with.

--- OR ---

māndī (मांदी).—f (Poetry.) A ring or circle. 2 fig. A company or body; a band (of worshipers, pupils, friends). Ex. śiṣyamāndī savēṃ ghēūnī || mahārāja tō gautamamunī ||; also vadhuvarēṃ gajaskandhīṃ || bhōṃvatī yādavāñcī māndī ||.

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

mandī (मंदी).—f Slowness; slackness. Depression– in trade.

--- OR ---

māṇḍī (मांडी).—f The thigh. A form of sitting especially upon a horse. māṇḍī dēṇēṃ Please the thigh under the neck of a person in the last agonies. māṇḍīvara ghēṇēṃ Receive into adoption. māṇḍī ṭhōkūna basaṇēṃ To show one's eagarness or readiness to write &c. māṇḍīsa māṇḍī ṭēṅkūna basaṇēṃ Claim equality with. māṇḍīvara māṇḍī ṭākūna or ghālūna basaṇēṃ To sit idle.

--- OR ---

māndī (मांदी).—f A ring or circle, company, body, a band.

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of mandi in the context of Marathi from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Mandi (मन्दि).—[adjective] delightful, charming; cheerful, gay, inspirited.

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

Mandī (मन्दी):—[from mad] in [compound] for manda.

[Sanskrit to German]

Mandi in German

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of mandi in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Mandi in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) a wholesale market, market; market place..—mandi (मंडी) is alternatively transliterated as Maṃḍī.

2) Mandi in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) depression in price; slump (in the market); (a) feminine form of [mamda]; a compound persian suffix composed of [mamda] meaning having, possessing and [i] used for formation of an abstract noun e.g. [aklamamdi] (wisdom)..—mandi (मंदी) is alternatively transliterated as Maṃdī.

context information


Discover the meaning of mandi in the context of Hindi from relevant books on Exotic India

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Maṃḍi (ಮಂಡಿ):—

1) [noun] the joint between the thigh and the lower part of the human leg; the knee.

2) [noun] the front part of the leg at this joint.

3) [noun] the kneeling posture in sword-fight, wrestling, etc.

4) [noun] stiffness of the knee, as a disorder or disease.

5) [noun] ಮಂಡಿಯೂರು [mamdiyuru] maṇḍiyūru to rest on a knee or knees; ಮಂಡಿ ಡಕ್ಕೆ [mamdi dakke] maṇḍi ḍakke a drum kept on the thigh, while beating it (played with the leg bent slightly).

--- OR ---

Maṃḍi (ಮಂಡಿ):—

1) [noun] an adamant, obstinate woman.

2) [noun] a physically disabled woman.

--- OR ---

Maṃḍi (ಮಂಡಿ):—[noun] a shop or series of shops (situated closely) where goods are sold in large quantities; a wholesale shop or market.

--- OR ---

Maṃdi (ಮಂದಿ):—

1) [noun] the large body of the common people of a society, nation or ethnic group.

2) [noun] a number of people.

--- OR ---

Maṃdi (ಮಂದಿ):—[noun] the condition of prices of commodities being lower; sluggishness in market.

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

Discover the meaning of mandi in the context of Kannada from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: