Ranku, Raṅku, Ramku: 10 definitions

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Ranku means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Prācyā: Animals and animal products as reflected in Smṛti texts

Raṅku (रङ्कु) (or Ruru, Gokarṇa, Eṇa) refers to the animal “Nilgai [Blue bull]” (Boselaphus tragocamelus).—The Smṛtis mention several domestic as well as wild animals that are enumerated in context of specifying expiation for killing them, the flesh being used as a dietary article to give satisfaction to the Manes (Pitṛs) in Śrāddha rites, the law of transmigration due to various sins committed as well as in the context of specifying gifts to be given on various occasions. These animals [viz., Raṅku] are chiefly mentioned in the Manusmṛti, Parāśarasmṛti [Chap.6], Gautamasmṛti [17.2 and 15.1], Śātātapasmṛti [II.45-54], Uśānasmṛti [IX.7-9; IX.12-13], Yājñavalkyasmṛti [I.170-171; I.175; I.258- 260], Viṣṇusmṛti [51.3;51.6;51.26;51.33;80.3-14], Uttarāṅgirasasmṛti [X.15-17], Prajāpatismṛti [Śrāddhatyājyavastuvarṇanam. 138-143], 9 Kāśyapasmṛti [Section on Prāyaścittavarṇanam], Vṛddha Hārītasmṛti [6.253-255] and Kātyāyanasmṛti [27.11].

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Raṅku (रङ्कु).—[ramate vane Uṇādi-sūtra 3.86] A deer, an antelope; मुखचन्द्रेषु कलङ्करङ्कवः (mukhacandreṣu kalaṅkaraṅkavaḥ) N.2.83; श्रयत्ययं च श्रवणावतंसश्यामारविन्द- श्रियमङ्करङ्कुः (śrayatyayaṃ ca śravaṇāvataṃsaśyāmāravinda- śriyamaṅkaraṅkuḥ) Rām. Ch.6.78.

Derivable forms: raṅkuḥ (रङ्कुः).

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

Raṅku (रङ्कु).—m.

(-ṅkuḥ) A sort of deer, (the spotted axis.) E. ram to sport, aff. ku, form irr.

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

Raṅku (रङ्कु).—m. A sort of deer, the spotted axis.

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

Raṅku (रङ्कु).—[masculine] a kind of deer or antelope.

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

1) Raṅku (रङ्कु):—m. a species of deer or antelope, [Vāsavadattā; Nalacampū or damayantīkathā]

2) Name of a place [gana] kacchādi.

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

Raṅku (रङ्कु):—(ṅkuḥ) 2. m. The spotted deer.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ranku 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

Raṃku (ರಂಕು):—[noun] a kind of spotted deer.

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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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