Renu, Reṇu: 13 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Reṇu (रेणु).—A teacher-priest, who was the son of hermit Viśvāmitra and the author of a Sūkta in Ṛgveda. (Aitareya-Brāhmaṇa 7. 17. 7; Ṛgveda 9. 70).

2) Reṇu (रेणु).—King of the dynasty of Ikṣvāku. Reṇukā the wife of the hermit Jamadagni, and the mother of Paraśurāma was the daughter of this King. Reṇu had other names such as Prasenajit, Prasena and Suveṇu. (M. B. Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 116; Verse 2).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Reṇu (रेणु).—The father of Reṇukā; a Kauśika and a sage.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 15. 12; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 118.

1b) A branch of Kauśika gotra.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 66. 71.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Renu. Son and successor of King Disampati. On the death of his father Renu, with the advice and co operation of his chief steward (Mahagovinda) Jotipala, who was also his great friend, divided his kingdom into seven parts and shared it with his friends- Sattabhu, Brahmadatta, Vessabhu, Bharata, and the two Dhataratthas.

The seven divisions of the kingdom were called Kalinga, Assaka, Avanti, Sovira, Videha, Anga and Kasi; their capitals were, respectively, Dantapura, Potana, Mahissati, Roruka, Mithila, Campa and Baranasi. Renu himself occupied the central kingdom. A ii.228 36; Renu probably reigned in Benares, though the account given in the Mahagovinda Sutta does not make it clear which was his kingdom; see Dial.ii.270 n.; also Mtu.iii.197 209; and Renu (2).

2. Renu. Son of Disampati, king of Benares (Dpv.iii.40; MT. 130). He is probably identical with Renu (1).

3. Renu. King of Uttarapancala, the capital of the Kurus. He was the father of Somanassa. For details see the Somanassa Jataka. J.iv.444ff.

4. Renu. A king of forty five kappas ago, a previous birth of Vajjiputta (Renupujaka) Thera. ThagA.i.143=Ap.i.146.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

reṇu : (m.; f.) dust; pollen.

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

Reṇu, (cp. Vedic reṇu) 1. dust; pl. reṇū particles of dust.—Vin. I, 32 (°hatā bhūmi); Vism. 338=Nd1 505=J. I, 117 (rāgo rajo na ca pana reṇu vuccati); J. IV, 362 (okiṇṇā raja-reṇūhi; C. explains by “paṃsūhi”); Miln. 274 (pl.); SnA 132 (reṇuṃ vūpasāmeti allays).—2. pollen (in this meaning found only in the so-called Jātaka-style) J. I, 233 (mahā-tumba-matta), 349 (pupphato reṇuṃ gaṇhāti); III, 320; V, 39 (puppha°); VI, 530 (padumakinjakkha°); DhA. IV, 203 (°vaṭṭhi). (Page 576)

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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

rēṇu (रेणु).—m S Dust.

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

rēṇu (रेणु).—m Dust.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Reṇu (रेणु).—m., f. [rīyateḥ ṇuḥ nit Uṇ.3.38]

1) Dust, an atom of dust, sand &c.; तुरगखुरहतस्तथा हि रेणुः (turagakhurahatastathā hi reṇuḥ) Ś.1.32.

2) The pollen of flowers.

3) A particular measure.

Derivable forms: reṇuḥ (रेणुः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Reṇu (रेणु).—(1) (= Pali id., Dīghanikāya (Pali) ii.230.24 ff.), name of the son and successor of King Diśāṃpati: Mahāvastu iii.204.11 ff. In Lalitavistara 171.1 he seems to have the epithet Diśāṃpati himself, and further, by a confusion in the story, he is represented as a previous incarnation of Śākyamuni: Reṇu bhū (= abhūḥ) Diśāṃpati.In both the Mahāvastu and the Pali versions it is the purohita Jyotipāla (Mahāgovinda) who was the future Buddha. In Mahāvyutpatti 3580 called Sureṇu. (2) name of a former Buddha: Lalitavistara 171.13.

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

Reṇu (रेणु).—mf.

(-ṇuḥ-ṇuḥ) 1. Dust. 2. The pollen of flowers. m.

(-ṇuḥ) A medicinal plant, commonly Khet-Papra. E. ri to hurt, Unadi aff. nu .

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

Reṇu (रेणु).—[masculine] dust, pollen of a flower.

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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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