Ra, aka: Re, Rā; 11 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Ra (र).—(l) the consonant र (ra), generally cited as रेफ (repha); the vowel अ (a) is added to र् (r) for facility of utterance: cf. T. Pr.' I.21 ; (2) short term (प्रत्याहृार (pratyāhṛाra)) for र् (r) and ल् (l); cf. उरण् रपरः (uraṇ raparaḥ), P. I. 1.51: (3) krt affix र (ra) applied to the roots नम्, कम्प् (nam, kamp) etc. in the sense of agent who is habituated to, or expert in the action expressed by the root; e. g, नम्रः, कम्प्रः (namraḥ, kampraḥ); cf. नमिकम्पिस्म्यजसकम-हिंसदीपो रः (namikampismyajasakama-hiṃsadīpo raḥ) P. III. 2. 167; (4) tad. affix र (ra) as a Caturarthika affix applied to the words headed by अश्मन्ः (aśmanḥ) e. g. अश्मरः (aśmaraḥ); cf. वुञ्छण् (vuñchaṇ) P. IV. 2. 80; (5) tad affix र (ra) in the sense of possession affixed to the words ऊष, सुषि, मुष्क, मधु (ūṣa, suṣi, muṣka, madhu), and तमस् (tamas) with अ (a) of तमस् (tamas) changed to इ; e. g. ऊषरम्, सुषिरम्, मधुरः, तमिस्राः (ūṣaram, suṣiram, madhuraḥ, tamisrāḥ) cf. Kas on. P.V. 2.107 and 114: (6) tad. affix र (ra) in the sense of diminution affixed to the words कुटी, शमी (kuṭī, śamī) and शुण्डाः (śuṇḍāḥ) e.g. कुटीरः, शमीर, शुण्डारः (kuṭīraḥ, śamīra, śuṇḍāraḥ); cf. Kas. on P. V. 3. 88: (7) tad. affix रक् (rak) which see below; (8) krt affix रक् (rak) which see below; (9) a term for द्विगुसमास (dvigusamāsa) in the Jainendra Vyakarana.

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Re (रे).—(रेश् (reś)) personal ending in Vedic Literature, substituted for त (ta) of the प्रथमपुरुष (prathamapuruṣa) (3rd pers.) plural in the Perfect tense; cf. लिटस्तझयो रेश् इरेच् (liṭastajhayo reś irec) P. III. 4.81.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Ra (र).—The letter ra means fire, strength, Indra. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 348),

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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India history and geogprahy

Rā.—(LP), abbreviation of Rājaputra, Rāuta, etc. Note: is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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

ra (र).—The twenty-seventh consonant. It corresponds with R.

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ra (र).—f (The initial letter of raḍaṇēṃ To cry.) Crying, piping, blubbering. v kara. racā pāḍā or racēṃ gāṇēṃ or ra karaṇēṃ -gāṇēṃ -vācaṇēṃ -lāvaṇēṃ- sāṅgaṇēṃ-māṇḍaṇēṃ To wail and howl exceedingly: also to cry and pipe about childishly: also to exhibit cowardliness or weakness: also to piddle and poke; to dawdle and drag along lifelessly.

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rē (रे).—ind A particle of calling or addressing (a male); corresponding with Oh you! You fellow! Sirrah!

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rā (रा).—f - m - f Fretting and pining. Texture. Eagerness. Agitation and distress.

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rā (रा).—or- m See phuṅkara.

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ra (र).—The twenty-seventh consonant. f Crying. racā pāḍā vācaṇēṃ To cry childishly.

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rē (रे).—ind A particle of calling (a male); Oh you!

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

Ra (र).—

1) Milk; हंसो हि क्षीरमादत्ते तन्मिश्रा वर्जयत्यपः (haṃso hi kṣīramādatte tanmiśrā varjayatyapaḥ) Ś.6.28.

2) The milky juice or sap of trees, exudation; resin; ये तत्क्षीरस्रुतिसुरभयो दक्षिणेन प्रवृत्ताः (ye tatkṣīrasrutisurabhayo dakṣiṇena pravṛttāḥ) Me.19; Ku.1.9.

3) Water; तिर्यग्वाहाश्च क्षीरिणः (tiryagvāhāśca kṣīriṇaḥ) Rām.2.15.6.

-raḥ See क्षीरस्वामिन् (kṣīrasvāmin); क्षीराभिधाच्छब्दविद्योपाध्यायात्संभृतश्रुतः (kṣīrābhidhācchabdavidyopādhyāyātsaṃbhṛtaśrutaḥ) Rāj. T.4. 489.

-rā -rī Name of several plants containing a milky sap.

-rī A dish prepared with milk (Mar. khīra).

Derivable forms: ram (रम्).

See also (synonyms): kṣīra.

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Ra (र).—1 Fire.

2) Heat.

3) Love, desire.

4) Speed.

5) (In prosody) A syllabic foot (gaṇa) consisting of a short syllable between two long syllables.

6) The number 'forty'.

-rā 1 Giving.

2) Gold.

3) Amorous play.

-rī Going motion.

-ram Brightness, lustre.

Derivable forms: raḥ (रः).

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Ra (र).—1 Ā. (ramate, but Paras. when preceded by vi, ā, pari and upa; reme, araṃsta, araṃsīt P. raṃsyate, rantum, rata)

1) To be pleased or delighted, rejoice, be gratified; रहसि रमते (rahasi ramate) Māl 3.2; Ms.2.223; U.2.18.

2) To rejoice at, be pleased with, take delight in, be fond of (with instr. or loc.); लोलापाङ्गैर्यदि न रमसे लोचनैर्बञ्चितोऽसि (lolāpāṅgairyadi na ramase locanairbañcito'si) Me. 27; व्यजेष्ट षड्वर्गमरंस्त नीतौ (vyajeṣṭa ṣaḍvargamaraṃsta nītau) Bk.1.2.

3) To play, sport, dally, amuse oneself with; राजप्रियाः कैरविण्यो रमन्ते मधुपैः सह (rājapriyāḥ kairaviṇyo ramante madhupaiḥ saha) Bv.1.126 (where the next meaning is also hinted); Bk.6.15,67; रंरम्यते (raṃramyate) (atiśayena ramate) सरस- नागरिकण नाम्ना श्रीबिह्लणेन कविना क्षितिपालपुत्री (sarasa- nāgarikaṇa nāmnā śrībihlaṇena kavinā kṣitipālaputrī) Bil. Ch.48.

4) To have sexual intercourse with; सा तत्पुत्रेण सह रमते (sā tatputreṇa saha ramate) H.3; विशङ्कमाना रमितं कयापि जनार्दनम् (viśaṅkamānā ramitaṃ kayāpi janārdanam) Gīt.7.

6) To remain, stay, pause.

6) To take rest, remain quiet.

7) To gladden, delight. -Caus. (ramayati-te) To please, delight, satisfy. -Desid. (riraṃsate) To wish to sport &c.; Śi.15.18.

Derivable forms: ram (रम्).

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Rā (रा).—2 P. (rāti, rāta) To give, grant, bestow; वयं ते अद्य ररिमा हि कामम् (vayaṃ te adya rarimā hi kāmam) Rv.3.14.5; स रातु वो दुश्च्यवनो भावुकानां परंपराम् (sa rātu vo duścyavano bhāvukānāṃ paraṃparām) K. P.7; Bhāg.8.3.19.

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Re (रे).—ind. A vocative particle; रे रे शंकरगृहाधिवासिनो जानपदाः (re re śaṃkaragṛhādhivāsino jānapadāḥ) Māl.3; रे रे चातक सावधानमनसा मित्र क्षणं श्रूयताम् (re re cātaka sāvadhānamanasā mitra kṣaṇaṃ śrūyatām) Bh.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ra (र).—The twenty-seventh consonant of the Nagari Alphabet, corresponding to the letter R.

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Ra (र).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. Fire or Agni. 2. Heat, warmth. 3. Burning, scorching. 4. Love, desire. 5. Speed. f.

(-rā) 1. Giving. 2. Gold. f. (-rī) Going, moving. E. to give, or ram to play, &c., aff. ḍa .

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Rā (रा).—r. 2nd. cl. (rāti) 1. To get, to gain, to receive. 2. To give.

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Re (रे).—A vocative particle, but expressive of contempt or disrespect.

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