Venuka, Veṇukā, Venukā, Veṇuka: 9 definitions

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Venuka 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

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Veṇukā (वेणुका):—One of the sixty-eight Rasauṣadhi, very powerful drugs known to be useful in alchemical processes related to mercury (rasa), according to Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara (chapter 9).

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Venukā (वेनुका).—A river of the Śākadvīpa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 122. 33. Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 96; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 65.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Veṇuka (वेणुक).—A goad with a bamboo-handle.

-kaḥ 1 A flute.

2) A flute-player; नर्तक्यो वारमुख्याश्च गायका वेणुका- स्तथा (nartakyo vāramukhyāśca gāyakā veṇukā- stathā) A. Rām.2.2.13.

Derivable forms: veṇukam (वेणुकम्).

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

Veṇuka (वेणुक).—n.

(-kaṃ) A pike used for driving an elephant. E. veṇu a bamboo, and kan aff.; having a bamboo shaft or handle.

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

Veṇuka (वेणुक).—[veṇu + ka], n. A pike used for driving an elephant.

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

Veṇuka (वेणुक).—[masculine] flute, fife; [plural] [Name] of a people.

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

1) Veṇuka (वेणुक):—[from veṇu] m. a flute, pipe, [Harivaṃśa]

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

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a mythical being, [Suparṇādhyāya]

4) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a people, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa] (cf. veṇu-pa)

5) Veṇukā (वेणुका):—[from veṇuka > veṇu] f. a kind of plant with poisonous fruit, [Suśruta]

6) [v.s. ...] amomum, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa [Scholiast or Commentator]]

7) Veṇuka (वेणुक):—[from veṇu] n. a goad with a bamboo handle (used for driving an elephant), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Veṇuka (वेणुक):—(kaṃ) 1. n. A pike used for driving an elephant.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Veṇuka (वेणुक):—(von veṇu) gaṇa gahādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 2, 138.] oxyt. gaṇa ṛśyādi zu [80.] proparox. = hrasvo veṇuḥ (saṃjñāyām) [5, 3, 87, Scholiast]

1) m. a) Rohrpfeife, Flöte [Harivaṃśa 15599.] — b) = varakā, elā (Comm.) Amomum [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 4, 6, 16.] — c) pl. Nomen proprium eines Volkes [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 58, 45]; vgl. veṇupa . —

2) f. ā eine best. Pflanze mit giftiger Frucht [Suśruta 2, 251, 18.] = elā Amomum Comm. zu [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 4, 6, 16.] —

3) n. ein Bambusrohr zum Antreiben eines Elephanten (vgl. vaiṇuka) [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1230.] — Vgl. vaiṇukīya .

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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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