1. kinsman, member of a clan or family, relative AN.iii.44; Snp.60 (pl. bandhavāni in poetry; cp. Cnd.455); Dhp.288 (pl. bandhavā) Ja.ii.316; Ja.v.81; DN-a.i.243.
  2. (-˚) one who is connected with or belongs to Snp.140 (manta˚, well-acquainted with Mantras; cp. Snp-a.192; vedabandhū veda-paṭisaraṇā ti vuttaṃ hoti); Ja.v.335 (bodhaneyya˚) cp. bandhu 3.

cp. Class. Sk. bāndhava