Rag: 9 definitions


Rag 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.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Rag in India is the name of a plant defined with Prunus persica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cerasus vulgaris Mill. (among others).

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

· A Botanical Materia Medica (1812)
· Mant. Pl. (1767)
· The Gardeners Dictionary (1754)
· Journal of Science of Hiroshima University, Series B, Division 2 (Botany) (1987)
· Chromosome Information Service (1984)
· Boletin Genetico (1979)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Rag, for example extract dosage, side effects, health benefits, chemical composition, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, have a look at these references.

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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

Rag (रग्).—1 P. (ragati) To doubt.

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

Rag (रग्).—r. 1st cl. (e) rage (ragati) To suspect, to doubt, to fear. r. 10th cl. (rāgayati) 1. To taste. 2. To obtain. (i) ragi r. 1st cl. (raṅgati) To go, to move.

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

Rag (रग्).—i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] To suspect; cf. rak.

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

Rag (रग्):—[class] 1. [Parasmaipada] ragati ([perfect tense] rarāga [Aorist] aragīt etc., [grammar]), to doubt, suspect, [Dhātupāṭha xix, 23];—[class] 10. [Parasmaipada] rāgayati ([varia lectio] for √rak, rākayati), [Dhātupāṭha xxxiii, 63.]

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

Rag (रग्):—(e) ragati 1. a. To suspect, to doubt; to fear. (i) raṅgati 1. a. To go, to move. (ka) rāgayati 10. a. To taste; to obtain.

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Rag 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

1) Rag in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) a vein; a fibre; ~[dara] fibrous; veinous; -[pattha] veins and muscles; •[pahacanana] to be thoroughly familiar, to know through and through; -[resha] veins and fibres, structural details; every particle; —[utarana] to have a rupture; to recover from a fit of obstinacy; —[dabana] to be under somebody’s sway; to be under subjugation; —[pahacanana] to know thoroughly well; to know the inner secret; —[pana] to know the truth/secret; —[phadakana] a nerve to vibrate/throb; to have an ill foreboding; —[phulana] a nerve to be swollen; —[mem dauda jana] to have a profound effect, to infuse each and every nerve; -[raga phadakana] each and every nerve to throb in excitement, to be exhilarated, to be enthused all over; -[raga mem] all over, in each and every nerve; -[raga se vakipha hona] to know through and through; [ragem nikala ana] to be emaciated; to be anaemic; [ragem dhili padana/marana] to lose virility and vitality; to become impotent; [rago mem khuna/bijali daudana] to be in high spirits; to be excited..—rag (रग) is alternatively transliterated as Raga.

2) Rag in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a melodic mode or structure with a fixed sequence of notes, melody; tune; attraction, attachment; passion, emotion, love; -[dvesha] attachment and malevolence; love and hatred/rancour; -[ragini] musical modes and notes; -[viraga] attraction and repulsion, attachment and detachment; -[alapana] to go on harping one’s own tune.—rag (राग) is alternatively transliterated as Rāga.

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