Eni, Eṇi, Enī, Eṇī: 6 definitions



Eni means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

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.

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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

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

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.

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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

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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)

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

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

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Eṇī (एणी).—(= Pali id.), name of a river: Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 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 Jātaka (Pali) v.416.23; eṇi-jaṅgha, also eṇī° Majjhimanikāya (Pali) 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: Mahāvastu i.226.17 (here mss. vaṇi); ii.30.1; (2) eṇījaṅghā ca te āsi Mahāvastu 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: Mahāvastu [Page155-b+ 71] ii.221.19 (verse) °gāṇa yūthāni; (4) eṇeya, subst., Mahāvastu iii.70.13 (in list of flesh of various animals, all nouns, prior parts of cpds., ending) kapiñjala-mānsāni eṇeya-mānsāni; Gaṇḍavyūha 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 [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit]; but see also aiṇeya-j°): Lalitavistara 105.22 (here °ya-mṛgarāja-j°); 429.17 (all mss. so, both times); Bodhisattvabhūmi 375.15; Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 51.3.

Eṇī can also be spelled as Eṇi (एणि).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Eṇī (एणी):—[from eṇa] f. See eṇa above.

2) Enī (एनी):—[from eta] a f. a river, [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa]

3) [from ena] b f. See under 2. eta.

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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 (even English!). 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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