Raktavarna, Raktavarṇā, Raktavarṇa, Rakta-varna: 11 definitions

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Raktavarṇa (रक्तवर्ण):—Colour of blood, Red

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Raktavarṇa (रक्तवर्ण) or simply Rakta refers to the “blood colour” (of the disc of Jupiter), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 8), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the disc of Jupiter should appear of the colour of fire, there will be fear from fire; if yellow, there will be disease in the land; if dark-blue, there will be wars; if green, suffering from thieves, and if of blood color [i.e., raktavarṇaanalavarṇe ... rakte], suffering from weapons. If the disc of Jupiter should appear of the colour of smoke, there will be drought; if it should be visible during day, rulers will perish and if it should appear large and clear at night, mankind will be happy”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Raktavarna in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

raktavarṇa (रक्तवर्ण).—a (S) pop. raktavarṇī a Blood-colored, blood-red.

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

raktavarṇa (रक्तवर्ण) [-varṇī, -वर्णी].—a Blood-coloured.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Raktavarṇa (रक्तवर्ण).—a. red-coloured. (-rṇaḥ) 1 redcolour.

2) cochineal insect. (-rṇam) gold.

Raktavarṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rakta and varṇa (वर्ण).

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

Raktavarṇa (रक्तवर्ण).—mfn.

(-rṇaḥ-rṇā-rṇaṃ) Red, of a red colour. m.

(-rṇaḥ) 1. An earth-worm. “kellui”. 2. Red, (the colour.) n.

(-rṇaṃ) Gold. E. rakta red, varṇa colour.

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

Raktavarṇa (रक्तवर्ण).—1. [masculine] red colour.

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Raktavarṇa (रक्तवर्ण).—2. [adjective] red-coloured.

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

1) Raktavarṇa (रक्तवर्ण):—[=rakta-varṇa] [from rakta > raj] m. red colour or the c° of blood, [Catalogue(s)]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. red-coloured, [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] the cochineal insect, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] n. gold, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Raktavarṇa (रक्तवर्ण):—[rakta-varṇa] (rṇaḥ-rṇā-rṇaṃ) a. Red. m. An earth-worm; red colour.

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Raktavarna 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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