Trasareṇu, Trasarenu, Trasa-renu: 10 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Trasareṇu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Trasareṇu (त्रसरेणु) refers to a “mobile speck” and represents a type of absolute measurement, as defined in the texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—In the Indian value of measurement of length there are two different kinds of units, namely, the absolute and the relative. Of these, the first is based on the length of certain natural objects, while the second is obtained from the length of a particular part or limb of the person whose measurement is under consideration. They have been specified by R. N. Mishra, in his text in volume 1 of Kalātattvakośa.

8 paramāṇus (atomic size) make 1 rathāreṇu (speck of dust) or trasareṇu (mobile speck). 8 rathāreṇus make 1 romāgra (tip of a coarse hair) or valāgra (tip of a thin hair).

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Trasareṇu (त्रसरेणु).—An ancient measure of weight of metals.

"jālāntarāgate bhānau yat sūkṣmaṃ dṛśyate rajaḥ / prathamaṃ tat pramāṇānāṃ trasareṇuṃ pracakṣate. //" (Śloka 132, Chapter 8, Manusmṛti). Eight trasareṇus make one Īru. Three īrus make one Maṇkaṭuku. Three maṇkaṭukus make one Veṇkaṭuku. Six veṇkaṭukus make one Madhyastrīyava. Three madhyastrīyavas make one kunnikkuru. Five kunnikkurus make one Māṣa. Sixteen māṣas make one Suvarṇa. This is the weight of two and a half varāhas. Four suvarṇas make one Pala. Ten palas make one Dharaṇa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Trasareṇu (त्रसरेणु).—An atom;1 the visible speck floating in the sun, seen as the sun shines through a window: a measurement.2 Padmarajas;3 eight times the Paramāṇu.4

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 11. 5.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 258. 17.
  • 3) Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 119.
  • 4) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 10. 59; IV. 2. 119.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Trasareṇu (त्रसरेणु):—Another name for vaṃśī (unit of weight), according to the Cintāmaṇi

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

trasarēṇu (त्रसरेणु).—m f S An atom or mote visible in a sunbeam, esp. considered as an ideal weight of the lowest denomination.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Trasareṇu (त्रसरेणु).—

1) an atom, the mote or atom of dust which is seen moving in a sunbeam; cf. जालान्तरगते भानौ सूक्ष्मं यद् दृश्यते रजः । प्रथमं तत्प्रमाणानां त्रसरेणुं प्रचक्षते (jālāntaragate bhānau sūkṣmaṃ yad dṛśyate rajaḥ | prathamaṃ tatpramāṇānāṃ trasareṇuṃ pracakṣate) || Ms.8.132; also Y.1.361.

2) Name of one of the wives of the sun.

Derivable forms: trasareṇuḥ (त्रसरेणुः).

Trasareṇu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms trasa and reṇu (रेणु).

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

Trasareṇu (त्रसरेणु).—mf.

(-ṇuḥ) An atom or mote visible in a sunbeam, especially considered as an ideal weight, either of the lowest of nomination, or equal to three, or according to some, thirty invisible atoms. f.

(-ṇuḥ) A wife of the sun. E. trasa move, and reṇu dust; also read tryasareṇu .

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

Trasareṇu (त्रसरेणु).—[trasa-reṇu], m. 1. A small mote visible in a sunbeam, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 132. 2. A compound atom in the Vaiśeṣika philosophy (said by some to be composed of three paramāṇus, by others of three dvyaṇukas), Brahmavaiv. P. 4, 96, 49.

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Trasareṇu (त्रसरेणु).—see s. v.

Trasareṇu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms trasa and reṇu (रेणु).

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

Trasareṇu (त्रसरेणु).—[masculine] mote of dust, atom.

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

1) Trasareṇu (त्रसरेणु):—[=trasa-reṇu] [from trasa > tras] m. the mote or atom of dust moving in a sun-beam (considered as an ideal weight either of the lowest denomination [Manu-smṛti viii, 132 f.; Yājñavalkya i, 361] or equal to 3 [Brahma-purāṇa iv, 96, 49; Bhāgavata-purāṇa iii, 11, 5] or 30 [Vaidyakaparibh.] invisible atoms)

2) [v.s. ...] f. Name of a wife of the sun, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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