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Monier-Williams: A Sanskrit-English Dictionary (p. 727)
bāṇa or vāṇa (RV.), bāṇa (AV.; later more usually vāṇa, q.v.), m. a reed-shaft, shaft made of a reed, an arrow, RV. &c. &c.; N. of the number five (from the 5 arrows of Kāma-deva; cf. pañca-b°), Sūryas.; Sāh.; the versed sine of an arc, Gaṇit.; a mark for arrows, aim, BhP.; a partic. part of an arrow, L.; Saccharum Sara or a similar species of reed, Bhpr.; the udder of a cow (vāṇa RV. iv, 24, 9), L.; music (for vāṇa), AV. x, 2, 17 = kevala,; N. of an Asura (a, son of Bali, an enemy of Vishṇu and favourite of Śiva), MBh.; Pur.; of one of Skanda’s attendants, MBh.; of a king, Hariv.; (also -bhaṭṭa) of a poet (the author of the Kādambarī, of the Harsha-carita, and perhaps of the Ratnāvalī), Cat.; of a man of low origin, Rājat.; m. (Śiś) or (ā), f. (L.) a blue-flowering Barleria; (ā), f. the hind part or feathered end of an arrow, L.; n. the flower of Barleria, Kir.; Śiś.; the body, PraśnUp.