Ripu: 15 definitions



Ripu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ripu (रिपु).—Grandson of Dhruva. Two sons called Śiṣṭi and Bhavya were born to Dhruva by his wife Śambhū. Śiṣṭi’s wife Succhāyā deliverd five sons, i.e. Ripu, Ripuñjaya, Vipra, Vṛkala and Vṛkatejas. Cākṣuṣa Manu was born as the son of Ripu by his wife Bṛhatī. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Part 1, Chapter 13).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Ripu (रिपु).—A son of Yadu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 20.

1b) Son of Varāngī and Divamjaya; married Bṛhatī; father of Cākṣuṣa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 101; Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 87.

1c) A son of Babhru;1 killed by Yauvanāśva in a battle which lasted for 14 months.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 7.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 7-8.

1d) (also Vairī). Even though insignificant, not to be neglected. It was Bhūta that slew Hiraṇyakaśipu, and a woman Caṇḍikā that killed Niśumbha, Śumbha and Mahiṣa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 21. 43 and 55.

1e) A son of Śiṣṭi(ī) and Succhāyā, wife Bṛhatī; his son Cākṣuṣa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 4. 39; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 13. 2.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Ripu (रिपु) refers to one of the five sons of Chāyā and Sṛṣṭi: one of the four sons of Dhruva, according to the Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] Uttānapāda’s son was Dhruva who achieved the highest place of worshipping Nārāyaṇa. Dhruva had four sons—Sṛṣṭi, Dhanya, Harya and Śaṃbhu; they all were Vaiṣṇavas. Chāyā gave birth to five sons of Sṛṣṭi; they were Ripu, Ripuṃjaya, Vipra, Vṛṣala and Vṛkatejas. Bṛhatī the wife of Ripu gave birth to Cakṣuṣa.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Ripu (रिपु) refers to a “foe”, and is mentioned in verse 2.27 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “One shall not proclaim somebody (to be) one’s enemy nor oneself (to be) somebody’s foe [viz., Ripu] nor contempt nor (one’s) master’s ungraciousness”.

Note: Śatru (“enemy”) and Ripu (“foe”) have both been rendered by dgra (“enemy”), without regard to the stylistic variation in the original Sanskrit.

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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Ripu.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘six’. Note: ripu is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ripu (रिपु).—m (S) An enemy, a foe.

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

ripu (रिपु).—m An enemy, a foe.

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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

Ripu (रिपु).—[rap un pṛṣo° Uṇ.1.26]

1) An enemy, a foe, an opponent.

2) A hostile planet.

3) Name of the sixth astrological house.

4) Ved. A cheat, rogue.

Derivable forms: ripuḥ (रिपुः).

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

Ripu (रिपु).—m.

(-puḥ) An enemy. E. rap to speak, to abuse, aff. un, and i substituted for the radical vowel.

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

Ripu (रिपु).—probably lip + u (r for l, or rather the original sound), m. An enemy, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 168.

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

Ripu (रिपु).—[adjective] deceitful, treacherous; [masculine] impostor, cheat, adversary, enemy, [abstract] † [feminine]

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

1) Ripu (रिपु):—[from rip] mfn. deceitful, treacherous, false, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a deceiver, cheat, rogue, [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] an enemy, adversary, foe, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] (in [astrology]) a hostile planet, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of the 6th astrological house, [ib.]

6) [v.s. ...] a gall-nut, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Ślīṣṭi, [Harivaṃśa]

8) [v.s. ...] of a son of Yadu and Babhru, [Purāṇa]

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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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