इक्ष्वाकुः 1 N. of the celebrated ancestor of the Solar kings who ruled in Ayodhyā; (he was the first of the Solar kings and was a son of Manu Vaivasvata; (cf. Bhāg. क्षुवतस्तु मनोर्जज्ञ इक्ष्वाकुर्घाणतः सुतः); इक्ष्वाकुवंशो$भि- मतः प्रजानाम् U.1.44. -2 (pl.) Descendants of Ikṣvāku; गलितवयसामिक्ष्वाकूणामिदं हि कुलव्रतम् R.3.7. -क्रुः f. A kind of bitter gourd, Cucurbita Lagenaria (Mar. कडू दुध्या).
In the Rigveda this name occurs but once, and in a doubtful context. It is clear, however, that it denotes a prince ; later interpretations make Asamāti, whose name is read into the hymn, an Iksvāku prince. In the Atharvaveda also the name is found in only one passage, where it is uncertain whether a descendant of Iksvāku, or Iksvāku himself, is referred to; in either case he seems to be regarded as an ancient hero. In the Pañcavimśa Brāhmana mention is made of Tryaruna Traidhātva Aiksvāka, who is identical with the Tryaruna Traivrsna of the Brhaddevatā, and with Tryaruna Trasa- dasyu in the Rigveda. The connection of Trasadasyu with the Iksvākus is confirmed by the fact that Purukutsa was an Aiksvāka, according to the śatapatha Brāhmana. Thus the Iksvāku line was originally a line of princes of the Pūrus. Zimmer places them on the upper Indus, but they may well have been somewhat further east. Later Iksvāku is connected with Ayodhyā.
noun (feminine neuter) a bitter gourd (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
Citrillus Colocynthis Schrad. (the Coloquintida) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
Cucurbita pepo Linn. (G.J. Meulenbeld (1974), 528)
Lagenaria siceraria Standley (G.J. Meulenbeld (1974), 528)
the fruit of a wild species of Lagenaria Vulgaris (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
noun (masculine) a descendant of Ikṣvāku (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a man (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a son of Manu Vaivasvata (father of Kukṣi and first king of the solar dynasty in Ayodhyā) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a warrior-tribe descended from Ikṣvāku (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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