Rad: 11 definitions


Rad means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, biology. 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Rad in India is the name of a plant defined with Panicum miliaceum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Milium paniceum Mill. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Biologia Plantarum (1994)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1990)
· Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon (1900)
· Synopseos Plantarum (1805)
· Cytologia (1995)
· Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science (1913)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rad (रद्).—1 P. (radati)

1) To split, rend.

2) To scratch.

3) To gnaw.

4) To dig.

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

Rad (रद्).—r. 1st cl. (radati) 1. To divide, to split, to ear or break. 2. To dig, to delve, to root.

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

Rad (रद्).—i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] 1. To split, to divide. 2. To dig.

— Cf. probably [Gothic.] lêtan, [Anglo-Saxon.] laetan (cf. the vedic use of rad); [Latin] rādere, rōdere (cf. rada, radana), perhaps rădius.

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

Rad (रद्).—radati radate [participle] radita scratch, gnaw, rend, dig open (a way), guide, lead into a course (a river), convey or bring to ([dative]).

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

1) Rad (रद्):—[class] 1. [Parasmaipada] ([Dhātupāṭha iii, 16]) radati (rarely [Ātmanepada] te; [Vedic or Veda] [imperative] ratsi; [perfect tense] rarāda, [Ṛg-veda]; [Aorist] arAdIt [grammar]; [future] raditā, diṣyati, [ib.]),

—to scratch, scrape, gnaw, bite, rend, dig, break, split, divide, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Suśruta];

—to cut, open (a road or path), [Ṛg-veda];

—to lead (a river) into a channel, [ib.];

—to convey to, bestow on, give, dispense, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Brāhmaṇa]

2) cf. [Latin] rad-o, rod-o; [English] rat.

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

Rad (रद्):—radati 1. a. To divide; to dig.

[Sanskrit to German]

Rad in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Rad in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a tooth; ~[cchada] the lips; -[chada] teeth-marks (esp. on the cheeks, left in amatorial sport); ~[na] a tooth..—rad (रद) is alternatively transliterated as Rada.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Rad is another spelling for रद [rada].—n. 1. tooth; tusk (of an elephant); 2. Astrol. a word denoting the number thirty-two;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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