Rabh: 7 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rabh (रभ्).—1 Ā. (rabhate, rabdhaḥ; caus. rambhayati-te; desid. ripsate)

1) To begin.

2) To clasp, embrace.

3) To long for, be eager.

4) To act rashly.

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

Rabh (रभ्).—[(au) au rabha] r. 1st cl. (rabhate) or more usually (ārabhate) To begin, to make a beginning, to begin willingly, &c. 2. To be pleased with. (i) rabhi r. 1st cl. (raṃbhate) To sound. With pari prefixed, To embrace. With sama, 1. To be enraged. 2. To be agitated.

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

Rabh (रभ्).— (originally = grabh, labh), i. 1, [Ātmanepada.] (in epic poetry and [Mānavadharmaśāstra] also [Parasmaipada.], [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 59). 1. † To desire vehemently. 2. † To act inconsiderately. 3. To seize, to take (ved.).

— With the prep. ā ā, To begin, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 299. 2. To act strenuously, [Bhaṭṭikāvya, (ed. Calc.)] 3, 7. Ptcple. of the pf. pass. ārabdha. 1. Began, done; rahasy ārabdhā kathā, A secret conversation, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 51. 2. Having begun, Mahābhārata 1, 7660. Absol. ārabhya, From. [Hitopadeśa] 91, 21.

— With anvā anu-ā, To get back, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 64, 60.

— With abhyā abhi-ā, To begin, Mahābhārata 3, 10724 ([Parasmaipada.]).

— With prā pra-ā, To begin, [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 18, 15; [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 130. prārabdha, n. An attempt, enterprise, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 1, 6.

— With samā sam-ā, 1. To begin, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 45, 13, to undertake, [Hitopadeśa] 44, 6, M.M. 2. To try, Mahābhārata 1, 2238. 3. To treat, Mahābhārata 3, 16298.

— With pari pari, To embrace, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 147; Mahābhārata 4, 514. Desider. pari ripsa, To desire to embrace, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 13, 32 (Calc.).

— With sam sam, saṃrabdha, 1. Exasperated, enraged, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 55, 30. 2. Agitated, overwhelmed, [Nala] 13, 14. Comp. Su-, adj. 1. very enraged, Chr. 31, 20. 2. very agitated, [Pañcatantra] 238, 24.

— With abhisam abhi-sam, abhisaṃrabdha, Enraged, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 3, 17.

— Cf. [Latin] rabies, robur (labor, see labh); probably [Gothic.] arbaiths; [Anglo-Saxon.] earfedh, earfodh; [Gothic.] liban; [Anglo-Saxon.] leofian, lifian, lybban; [Old High German.] laba, labôn; perhaps [Anglo-Saxon.] a-refian, To bear, a-raefnan, To take away.

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

Rabh (रभ्).—rambh, rabhate, rabhati (rambhti, te), [participle] rabdha (—° [with] act. & pass. mg) take hold, seize, embrace. [Causative] rambhayami & [Desiderative] ripsate (only —°).

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

Rabh (रभ्):—or rambh (mostly [compound] with a [preposition]; cf.grabh and See √labh with which rabh is connected) [class] 1. [Ātmanepada] ([Dhātupāṭha xxiii, 5]) rabhate (mc. also ti and [Epic] rambhati, te; [perfect tense] rebhe, [Ṛg-veda]; also rārabhe and 1. [plural] rarabhma; [Aorist] arabdha, [Ṛg-veda]; [future] rabdhā [grammar]; rapsyati, [Mahābhārata]; te, [ib.] etc.; [infinitive mood] rabdhum, [Mahābhārata]; [Vedic or Veda] rabham, rabhe; [indeclinable participle] rabhya, [Ṛg-veda] etc.),

—to take hold of, grasp, clasp, embrace, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa] (arabhat, [Harivaṃśa 8106] [wrong reading] for ārabhat);

—to desire vehemently, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary];

—to act rashly, [ib.] (cf. rabhas, rabhasa) :—[Passive voice] rabhyate [Aorist] arambhi, [Pāṇini 7-1, 63] :—[Causal] rambhayati, te [Aorist] ararambhat, [ib.] :—[Desiderative] ripsate, [Pāṇini 7-4, 54] :—[Intensive] rārabhyate, rārabhīti, rārabdhi (as far as these forms really occur, they are only found after prepositions; cf. anv-ā-, ā-, prā-, vy-ā-, pari-, saṃ-rabh 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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