Randa, Raṇḍā, Raṇḍa, Ramda: 16 definitions
Randa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Raṇḍā (रण्डा) refers to the “whore” (viz., māyā, ‘illusion’), according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, as the Goddess Kumārī said to Ṛṣi Vyāsa said: “Vyāsa’s state is nothing (real). O Śaṃkara, (there is nothing) of mine (I can give) you. [...] Māyā pervades this world and the entire mobile and immobile universe. Māyā is the supreme Nirvāṇa. Māyā is the supreme delusion. Māyā, the whore [i.e., raṇḍā], is the source (yoni) (of the universe). Māyā is the sacrifice (yāga) without consciousness. Māyā is maṇḍala and mantra. Māyā is the ocean of the principles (of existence). Māyā is Śakti. Śiva is Māyā. Due to Māyā, Śaṃkara (appears as) a sage. [...]”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Biology (plants and animals)Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)
Randa in Senegal is the name of a plant defined with Bauhinia rufescens in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Adenolobus rufescens (Lam.) A. Schmitz (among others).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2005)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (Lamarck) (1785)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2004)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2006)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2000)
· Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique (1973)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Randa, for example diet and recipes, side effects, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, chemical composition, health benefits, have a look at these references.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
raṇḍā (रंडा).—f S A widow.
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randa (रंद).—m f Bloody pus; sanious running, sanies.
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randā (रंदा).—m & randāgōla m Usually randhā & randhāgōla.
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rāṇḍa (रांड).—f (raṇḍā S) A widow. Always with contemptuous implication. Pr. rāṇḍēcyā lagnāsa chattīsa vighnēṃ. 2 A female slave; a courtesan; any woman of easy virtue: also a woman in general, when used in contempt or anger, or with reference to weakness, unprotectedness, desolation &c. 3 fig. (Good-for-nothingness, like the state of a woman when her husband is dead). Spoiled or greatly damaged state. Ex. yandā śētēṃ cāṅgalīṃ ālīṃ hōtīṃ paṇa ānta pāṇī śirūna avaghīṃ rāṇḍa jhālīṃ. 4 A term of reproach for a pusillanimous and abject wretch. rāṇḍēcā Sprung from illicit intercourse. 2 The word is much used as a vulgar expletive or as an interjection of astonishment. rāṇḍēcā or rāṇḍacā māra- lēlā Henpecked. rāṇḍēvāñcūna pāṇī pīta nāhīṃ He cannot drink even a drop of water without some harsh word to his wife. Said of an abusive husband. rāṇḍēhūna rāṇḍa Said of an imbecile or an exceedingly effeminate man.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
raṇḍā (रंडा).—f A widow.
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rāṇḍa (रांड).—f A widow; a courtezan.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Raṇḍa (रण्ड).—a. [ram-ḍa tasya netvam Uṇādi-sūtra 1.17]
1) Maimed, Mutilated.
-ṇḍaḥ 1 A man who dies without male issue.
2) A barren tree.
3) Cunning; L. D. B.
-ṇḍā 1 A slut, whore; a term of abuse used in addressing women; रण्डे पण्डितमानिनि (raṇḍe paṇḍitamānini) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.392 v. l.; प्रतिकूलामकुलजां पापां पापानुवर्तिनीम् । केशेष्वाकृष्य तां रण्डां पाखण्डेषु नियोजय (pratikūlāmakulajāṃ pāpāṃ pāpānuvartinīm | keśeṣvākṛṣya tāṃ raṇḍāṃ pākhaṇḍeṣu niyojaya) || Prab.2.
2) A widow; रण्डाः पीनपयोधराः कति मया नोद्गाढमालिङ्गिताः (raṇḍāḥ pīnapayodharāḥ kati mayā nodgāḍhamāliṅgitāḥ) Prab.3.
3) A kind of metre.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Raṇḍā (रण्डा).—name of a class of evil supernatural beings: sarve raṇḍāḥ sarve ḍākinyaḥ (also fem.!)…(see s.v. kaśmala) (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 538.26; raṇḍā (sc. -vaśīkaraṇe) māṣahomena (sc. juhuyāt) 684.7; raṇḍāṃ 287.21, raṇḍā-vaśīkaraṇe 707.18, see s.v. jambūlikā.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇḍaḥ) 1. A man who dies without male issue. 2. A barren tree.
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(-ṇḍā) 1. A plant, (Salvinia cucullata.) “mūṣikaparṇyām.” 2. A widow. 3. A term of abuse in addressing woman. E. ram to sport, ḍa Unadi aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Raṇḍā (रण्डा).—f. 1. A widow, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 437 (as an abusive word, cf. the last). 2. A plant, Salvinia cucullata.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Raṇḍā (रण्डा).—[feminine] a slut or widow.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Raṇḍa (रण्ड):—mfn. (cf. baṇḍa) maimed, crippled, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) faithless (See śākhā-r)
3) m. a man who dies without male issue, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
4) a barren tree, [ib.]
5) Raṇḍā (रण्डा):—[from raṇḍa] f. a term of abuse in addressing women, a slut (others ‘a widow’; bāla-r, ‘a young widow’), [Kāvya literature; Pañcatantra]
6) [v.s. ...] Salvinia Cucullata, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) [v.s. ...] Anthericum Tuberosum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
8) [v.s. ...] a kind of metre, [Colebrooke]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Raṇḍā (रण्डा):—(ṇḍā) 1. f. A plant, Salvinia.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Raṇḍā (रण्डा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Raṃḍā.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Randa in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a carpenter’s plane, planer..—randa (रंदा) is alternatively transliterated as Raṃdā.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Raṃḍā (रंडा) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Raṇḍā.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
See also (Relevant definitions)
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Search found 9 books and stories containing Randa, Raṇḍā, Randā, Rāṇḍa, Raṇḍa, Ramda, Raṃḍā; (plurals include: Randas, Raṇḍās, Randās, Rāṇḍas, Raṇḍas, Ramdas, Raṃḍās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
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