Kareṇu, Karenu, Kareṇū: 15 definitions

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Kareṇu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Kareṇu (करेणु) is a synonym (another name) for the [Female] Elephant (Gaja), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kareṇu : (f.) a she-elephant.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Kareṇu, (metathesis for kaṇeru, q. v. , cp. Sk. kareṇu) elephant, in cpd. —lolita resounding with the noise made by elephants, of a forest Th. 2, 373. (Page 197)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

karēṇu (करेणु).—f S A female elephant.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kareṇu (करेणु).—[kṛ-eṇu Uṇādi-sūtra 2.1; ke mastake reṇurasya Tv.] An elephant in general; करेणुरारोहयते निषादिनम् (kareṇurārohayate niṣādinam) Śiśupālavadha 12.5,5.48

2) The Karṇikāra tree.

-ṇuḥ, -ṇūḥ f.

1) A female elephant; स घर्मतप्तः करिभिः करेणुभिः (sa gharmataptaḥ karibhiḥ kareṇubhiḥ) Bhāgavata 8.2.23; ददौ रसात्पङ्कजरेणुगन्धि गजाय गण्डूषजलं करेणुः (dadau rasātpaṅkajareṇugandhi gajāya gaṇḍūṣajalaṃ kareṇuḥ) Kumārasambhava 3.37; R.16,16.

2) Name of the mother of Pālakāpya.

3) Name of a medicinal plant.

Derivable forms: kareṇuḥ (करेणुः).

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Kareṇū (करेणू).—f. A female elephant.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kareṇu (करेणु).—mf.

(-ṇuḥ-ṇuḥ) A male or female elephant. m.

(-ṇuḥ) A plant: see karṇikāra. E. kṛ to do, &c. eṇu Unadi affix; also with a final long vowel, kareṇū.

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Kareṇū (करेणू).—mf.

(-ṇūḥ-ṇūḥ) A male or female elephant: see kareṇu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kareṇu (करेणु).— (base kara), I. m. f. A male or female elephant, Mahābhārata 13, 4899; 1, 4477. Ii. m. The name of a plant, [Suśruta] 2, 171, 16.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kareṇu (करेणु).—[masculine] [feminine] an elephant ([feminine] also ).

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

1) Kareṇu (करेणु):—[from kara] a m. ([Uṇādi-sūtra ii, 1]) an elephant, [Mahābhārata; Pañcatantra] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Pterospermum Acerifolium, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] f. (us [and ūs, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]]) a female elephant, [Mahābhārata; Suśruta; Raghuvaṃśa] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] a sort of plant, [Suśruta ii, 171, 16; 173; 7]

5) [v.s. ...] the Svarabhakti (q.v.) between r and h [commentator or commentary] on [Taittirīya-prātiśākhya]

6) b etc. See p. 254, col. 3.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kareṇu (करेणु):—[kare+ṇu] (ṇuḥ) 2. m. f. An elephant. m. A plant, a sort of cassia.

2) Kareṇū (करेणू):—(ṇūḥ) 3. m. f. A male or female elephant.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kareṇu (करेणु) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Kaṇeru, Kaṇeruyā, Kareṇu, Kareṇuā.

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Kareṇu in German

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Kareṇu (करेणु) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kareṇu.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Karēṇu (ಕರೇಣು):—

1) [noun] a female elephant.

2) [noun] a man who shows unworthy fear in the face of danger, pain or difficulty; a coward.

3) [noun] powdery earth or other matter in bits fine enough to be easily suspended in air; dust.

4) [noun] the tree Pterospermum acerifolium (= P. Aceroides) of Sterculiaceae family.

5) [noun] its flower.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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