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रङ्कुm.    raGku   species of deer or antelope
रङ्कुटि f.     raGkuTi  kind of vetch
 
 
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].
 
 

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Raṅku (रङ्कु).—[ramate vane Uṇ.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: 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.

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