Ranjaka, Rañjaka, Ramjaka: 16 definitions


Ranjaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, biology. 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)

Veterinary Medicine (The study and treatment of Animals)

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

Rañjaka (रञ्जक) (lit. “one who is charming”) is a synonym (another name) for the Pigeon (Kapota), 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.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Rañjaka (रञ्जक) is another name (synonym) for Kampillaka, which is the Sanskrit word for Mallotus philippensis (kamala tree), a plant from the Cleomaceae family. This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 13.99), which is an Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus.

Source: Google Books: A Practical Approach to the Science of Ayurveda

Rañjaka (रञ्जक).—One of the five upadoṣas (sub-functions) of pitta (one of the three biological humors).—

Location of rañjaka: Red blood cells, liver, spleen and stomach.

Functions of rañjaka: Blood formation from digested food energy. Converting rasa into rakta (blood) and imparting color.

Ailments of rañjaka due to vitiation: Anemia, jaundice, blood disorders, skin inflammation.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Ranjaka in India is the name of a plant defined with Adenanthera pavonina in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Adenanthera polita Miq. (among others).

2) Ranjaka is also identified with Enicostema axillare It has the synonym Hippion verticillatum var. maritimum (Dalzell) Kuntze (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique… Botanique (1793)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· A General History of the Dichlamydeous Plants (1837)
· The Bombay Flora (1861)
· Ceiba (2003)
· Systema Vegetabilium (1825)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Ranjaka, for example side effects, chemical composition, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, health benefits, diet and recipes, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rañjaka (रंजक).—a (S) That charms, pleases, delights, diverts, entertains.

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rañjaka (रंजक).—a S That colors, paints, dyes.

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rañjaka (रंजक).—f ( H) Priming powder. v bhara, dē. 2 The match of a rocket, squib, or other firework. 3 The train of powder to a mine. v ghāla, pasara. raṃ0 uḍaṇēṃ -jhaḍaṇēṃ To flash up--a brawl or squabble. raṃ0 dēṇēṃ -pājaṇēṃ -bharaṇēṃ To prime figuratively,--to put up to; to inflame by prompting. raṃ0 piṇēṃ To flash in the pan--a gun. 2 fig. To brook, stomach, bear (provocation). Generally in good sense. raṃ0 lāvaṇēṃ To excite or enkindle (a quarrel).

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

rañjaka (रंजक).—a That charms, pleases. f Priming powder; the match of a rocket, &c.

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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

Rañjaka (रञ्जक).—a. [rañjayati rañj-ṇic ṇvul]

1) Colouring, painting, dyeing.

2) Exciting love or passion.

3) Pleasing, amusing.

-kaḥ 1 A painter, dyer; Manusmṛti 4.216.

2) An exciter, a stimulus.

-kam 1 Red sandal.

2) Vermilion.

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

Rañjaka (रञ्जक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) 1. What incites or affects. 2. What colours, &c. m.

(-kaḥ) 1. Colouring, dyeing. 2. A colorist, a painter. 3. A dyer. 4. A stimulus, an inciter of affection, &c. 5. Biliary humour on which vision depends. n.

(-kaṃ) 1. Vermilion. 2. The mendhi-plant, (Lawsonia inermis.) E. rañj to colour, vun aff. “bhallātake, kāmpilla vṛkṣe ca.

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

Rañjaka (रञ्जक).—[rañj + aka], I. m. 1. A dyer, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 216. 2. A stimulus, an inciter of affection. Ii. n. Red sandal.

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

Rañjaka (रञ्जक).—[feminine] rañjikā colouring, dyeing; gladdening, charming, pleasing.

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

1) Rañjaka (रञ्जक):—[from raj] mf(ikā)n. colouring, dyeing, [Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā]

2) [v.s. ...] exciting passion or love, charming, pleasing, [Catalogue(s)]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a colourist, dyer, painter, [Manu-smṛti iv, 216]

4) [v.s. ...] an inciter of affection etc., stimulus, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] the red powder on the capsules of the Rottleria Tinctoria, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] biliary humour on which vision depends, [Horace H. Wilson]

7) [from raj] n. cinnabar, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] vermilion, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Rañjaka (रञ्जक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. Golouring; a colourst; a stimulous; bile.

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

Rañjaka (रञ्जक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Raṃjaga.

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Ranjaka 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Raṃjaka (ರಂಜಕ):—

1) [adjective] coloured; dyed.

2) [adjective] pleasing; giving delight.

3) [adjective] beautiful; charming; attractive.

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Raṃjaka (ರಂಜಕ):—

1) [noun] attractiveness; beauty.

2) [noun] that which is attractive or beautiful.

3) [noun] that which pleases, delights.

4) [noun] a man who delights.

5) [noun] the tree Pterocarpus santalinus of Papilionaceae family; ruby wood; rose wood.

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Raṃjaka (ರಂಜಕ):—[noun] a poisonous, nonmetallic chemical element, normally a white, phosphorescent, waxy solid, becoming yellow when exposed to light; phosphorus.

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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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