a small dot worn on the forehead by women in India
Origin of bindiHindi
- An ornamental dot traditionally worn by Hindu women in the middle of the forehead or between the eyebrows, made of colored sandalwood paste, kohl, or other pigment and having varying religious and social significance, as in indicating marital status.
- A small body adornment, often a colored or jeweled sticker, worn on various parts of the face and body.
Origin of bindiHindi bind&imacron;, from Middle Indic bi&mlowdot;du, drop, spot, from Sanskrit bindu&hlowdot;; perhaps akin to indu&hlowdot;, drop.