Eni, aka: Eṇi, Enī, Eṇī; 5 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

A river. According to the Bakabrahma Jataka, one of Bakas good deeds which brought him rebirth in the Brahma world was that of having set free the inhabitants of a village on the banks of the Eni (Enikule), when the village was raided.

Baka was then an ascetic named Kesava and the Bodhisatta was his disciple Kappa. S.i.143; J.iii.361; SA.i.163.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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India history and geogprahy

Eṇī (एणी) is the name of a river or lake situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—Eṇī has been referred to in the Baka-Brahma Jātaka.

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Eṇi, (f.) (etym.? dial.) a kind of antelope, only two foll. cpds.: °jaṅgha “limbed like the antelope” (one of the physical characteristics of the Superman) D.II, 17; III, 143, 156; M.II, 136; S.I, 16; Sn.165; °miga the eṇi deer J.V, 416; SnA 207, 217. (Page 160)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Eṇī (एणी).—

1) A female black deer.

2) A kind of poisonous insect.

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Enī (एनी).—A river, flowing stream.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Eṇi (एणि).—(jaṅgha), see eṇī° and eṇeya°.

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Eṇī (एणी).—(= Pali id.), n. of a river: Karmav 34.14, 15.

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Eṇī (एणी).—(°-) (these appear to belong primarily in prior member of cpds. only; see below eṇī-mṛga and -jaṅgha), and eṇeya, m. (= Pali eṇi-miga, also eṇimmiga Jāt. v.416.23; eṇi-jaṅgha, also eṇī° MN ii.136.14, but v.l. eṇi°; and eṇeyya, m.; = Sanskrit eṇa, m., eṇī, f., and aiṇeya, regularly adj. but rarely recorded as subst. = eṇa), a kind of deer, the black antelope: (1) eṇi, abbreviation meant to suggest °jaṅgha, as one of the 32 lakṣaṇa: Mv i.226.17 (here mss. vaṇi); ii.30.1; (2) eṇījaṅghā ca te āsi Mv ii.305.3, and thou hadst antelope-legs (one of the lakṣaṇa); this lakṣaṇa = Pali eṇijaṅgha (above); (3) eṇīmṛga, m. (= Pali eṇi°, eṇim°, above). = Sanskrit eṇa, the black antelope: Mv [Page155-b+ 71] ii.221.19 (verse) °gāṇa yūthāni; (4) eṇeya, subst., Mv iii.70.13 (in list of flesh of various animals, all nouns, prior parts of cpds., ending) kapiñjala-mānsāni eṇeya-mānsāni; Gv 400.7 eṇeyasyeva mṛgarājño (tasya jaṅghe), in expl. of aiṇeyajaṅgha-tā (as lakṣaṇa); (5) eṇeya-jaṅgha, having legs like the black antelope (this is the usual form of the lakṣaṇa in BHS; but see also aiṇeya-j°): LV 105.22 (here °ya-mṛgarāja-j°); 429.17 (all mss. so, both times); Bbh 375.15; RP 51.3.

Eṇī can also be spelled as Eṇi (एणि).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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