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Webster 1913 Edition


Banian

Ban′ian

(băn′yan or băn-yăn′; 277)
,
Noun.
[Skr.
banij
merchant. The tree was so named by the English, because used as a market place by the merchants.]
1.
A Hindu trader, merchant, cashier, or money changer.
[Written also
banyan
.]
2.
A man’s loose gown, like that worn by the Banians.
3.
(Bot.)
The Indian fig. See
Banyan
.
Banian days
(Naut.)
,
days in which the sailors have no flesh meat served out to them. This use seems to be borrowed from the Banians or Banya race, who eat no flesh.

Webster 1828 Edition


Banian

BAN'IAN

,
Noun.
A man's undress or morning gown, as worn by the Banians in the E. Indies.
2.
A Gentoo servant, employed as an agent in commerce.
3.
A tree in India.
Banian days, in seamen's language, are three days in a week, in which the sailors have no flesh meat served out to them. This use of the term seems to be borrowed from the Banians in Asia, who, believing in a metempsychosis, will eat no flesh, nor even kill noxious animals.

Definition 2022


banian

banian

English

Noun

banian (plural banians)

  1. Alternative spelling of banyan

References

  • banian in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

Finnish

Noun

banian

  1. banyan (Ficus benghalensis)

Declension

Inflection of banian (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative banian banianit
genitive banianin banianien
partitive baniania banianeja
illative banianiin banianeihin
singular plural
nominative banian banianit
accusative nom. banian banianit
gen. banianin
genitive banianin banianien
partitive baniania banianeja
inessive banianissa banianeissa
elative banianista banianeista
illative banianiin banianeihin
adessive banianilla banianeilla
ablative banianilta banianeilta
allative banianille banianeille
essive banianina banianeina
translative banianiksi banianeiksi
instructive banianein
abessive banianitta banianeitta
comitative banianeineen

Synonyms


French

Noun

banian m (plural banians)

  1. banyan (tropical Indian fig tree)
  2. banian (Indian trader)