m. bean (sg. the plant, pl. the seed); a certain weight (also of gold)=one-sixteenth Suvarna, etc.: -ka, m. little bean; m. n. a certain weight (also of gold); -taila, n. oil extracted from beans; -pishta, n. ground beans; -pesham, abs. with √ pish, crush any one (ac.) like beans; -mantha, m. beverage mixed with bean-flour; -maya, a. consisting of beans.
Is the name of a kind of bean (Phaseolus radiatus) in the Atharvaveda and later. It is still one of the most valuable of similar plants in India. The seeds were pounded (piṣṭa) according to the Atharvaveda.These beans ripened in the winter (hemanta). In the ritual the human head for the sacrifice is bought for twenty-one Māṣas: it does not appear that the word here means a weight of metal as it is often does later. A taboo on beans is found in the Yajurveda Saṃhitās.
noun (masculine) a bean (the plant) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a cutaneous eruption resembling beans (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a fool (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a particular weight of gold (5 Kṛṣṇalas1/10 Suvārṇa) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
blockhead (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a man (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a Ṛṣigaṇa (the children of Śurabhi) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
Phaseolus mungo Linn. (G.J. Meulenbeld (1974), 589)
Phaseolus roxburghii Frequency rank 1184/72933
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