Ragi, Rāgī: 10 definitions


Ragi means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Ragi [रागी] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn. from the Poaceae (Grass) family having the following synonyms: Cynosurus coracanus, Eleusine africana, Eleusine tocussa. For the possible medicinal usage of ragi, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Ragi [ರಾಗಿ] in the Kannada language, ibid. previous identification.

Ragi [രാഗി] in the Malayalam language, ibid. previous identification.

Ragi [रागी] in the Rajasthani language, ibid. previous identification.

Ragi [రాగి] in the Telugu language, ibid. previous identification.

Ragi [راگی] in the Urdu language, ibid. previous identification.

Ragi [रागी] in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Caesalpinia cucullata Roxb. from the Caesalpiniaceae (Gulmohar) family having the following synonyms: Mezoneuron cucullatum.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Rāgī (रागी) is the name of a Ḍākinī who, together with the Vīra (hero) named Rāga forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Cittacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the cittacakra refers to one of the three divisions of the nirmāṇa-puṭa (‘emanation layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs [viz., Rāgī] and Vīras are black in color; they each have one face and four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Ragi is one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Madigas (the great leather-working caste of the Telugu country). The Madiga people sometimes call themselves Jambavas, and claim to be descended from Jambu or Adi Jambuvadu, who is perhaps the Jambuvan of the Ramayana.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Ragi in English is the name of a plant defined with Eleusine coracana in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cynosurus coracan L. (among others).

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

· Nuovo Giornale Botanico Italiano (1919)
· Species Plantarum (1762)
· Atti dell’Istituto Botanico dell’Università di Pavia (1944)
· Grasses of Burma (1960)
· American Journal of Botany (1984)
· Systema Naturae, Editio Decima (1759)

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

rāgī : (adj.) lustful.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rāgī (रागी).—a S Having affection or passion, i. e. ardent, enthusiastic, zealous, affectionate, susceptible, sensitive, sentimental &c. 2 (Used as s m and only in the popular saw--rāgī vāsī pārakhī va nyāva &c., which see under upajata svabhāva) A vocalist or singer.

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rāgī (रागी).—f S A grain, Cynosurus corocanus, Raggy. The popular name is nācaṇā or nācaṇī.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rāgī (रागी).—A sort of grain (Mar. nācaṇī).

See also (synonyms): rāgā.

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

1) Rāgī (रागी):—[from rāga] f. Eleusine Coracana, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Rāgi (रागि):—[from rāga] in [compound] for rāgin.

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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

Rāgī (रागी):—(a and nm) filled with or full of love, a lover; finger millet.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Rāgi (ರಾಗಿ):—

1) [noun] the grass Eleusine coracana of Poaceae family.

2) [noun] its edible millet; finger millet; ragi.

3) [noun] ರಾಗಿ ಬೀಸು [ragi bisu] rāgi bīsu to grind ರಾಗಿ [ragi]; to make flour of ರಾಗಿ [ragi]; 2. (fig.) to gain experience; ರಾಗಿ ರೊಟ್ಟಿ [ragi rotti] rāgi roṭṭi a dry, pan cake made of ರಾಗಿ [ragi] flour; ಹಳೇ ರಾಗಿ ತರಲು ಹೋಗು [hale ragi taralu hogu] haḷē rāgi taralu hōgu (coll.) to die; ರಾಗಿ ಹಿಟ್ಟು [ragi hittu] rāgi hiṭṭu rāgi flour; ರಾಗಿ ಮುದ್ದೆ [ragi mudde] rāgi mudde ರಾಗಿ [ragi] flour cooked and made into a ball and served as food; ರಾಗಿ ಮಸಿ [ragi masi] rāgi masi a kind of ink made of rāgi; ರಾಗಿಯ ಪದ [ragiya pada] rāgiya pada a kind of folk songs, sung while grinding ರಾಗಿ [ragi].

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Rāgi (ರಾಗಿ):—

1) [noun] that which is coloured or is colourful.

2) [noun] the colour of blood; red colour.

3) [noun] the act or process of colouring.

4) [noun] to be excited by passion.

5) [noun] that which gives pleasure.

6) [noun] the act or fact of being enamoured.

7) [noun] a man in love or has deep passion for.

8) [noun] a man inclined to sexual pleasures indiscriminately; a wanton.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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