from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The gumbo-plant or okra (Abelmoschus esculentus), the mucilaginous pods of which are eaten green as a vegetable and are used as a thickening for soup. It is called by the Hindus bhindi. Also written bandikai. See okra.
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Dâdarshish : nâma : Arminiya : manâ : bandaka : avam : adam : frâishayam : Arminam
Vidarna : nâma : Pârsa : manâ : bandaka : avamshâm : mathishtam : akunavam
Darius welcomed Demaratus in the grand manner, making Demaratus his bandaka, and a favored one at that.
More important, he made Pythius what Herodotus calls his hereditary friend—perhaps bandaka is to be understood by this.
Xerxes was furious; such defeatism on the part of the Great King’s bandaka had to be punished.
Xerxes offered a courtly defense of his bandaka while conceding Achaemenes’ point about the prevalence of jealousy.
The Great King’s bandaka were his dependents or, literally, “those who wear the belt banda of vassalage.”
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