Ras, Rās, Rash: 13 definitions


Ras means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Ras (रस्).—Personal ending of the third pers. (प्रथमपुरुष (prathamapuruṣa)) substituted for the affix झि (jhi) in the first future (लुट् (luṭ)): cf. लुटः प्रथमस्य डारौरसः (luṭaḥ prathamasya ḍāraurasaḥ) II.4.85.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: A translation of Jhaverchand Meghanis non translated folk tales

Ras [Raas] refers to “[Raasda/ Raas] A collective circular dance or a song accompanying it”.—It is defined in the glossary attached to the study dealing with Gujarat Folk tales composed by Gujarati poet Jhaverchand Meghani (1896-1947)

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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)

Raas in Nigeria is the name of a plant defined with Oxytenanthera abyssinica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Houzeaubambus borzii (Mattei) Mattei (among others).

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

· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie (1907)
· Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (1868)
· Tentamen Florae Abyssinicae … (1850)
· Boll. R. Orto Bot. Giardino Colon. (1909)
· Boll. Soc. Ort. Mutuo Soccorso. (1910)
· Taxon (1957)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ras (रस्).—I. 1 P. (rasati, rasita)

1) To roar, yell, cry out, scream; करिव वन्यः परुषं ररास (kariva vanyaḥ paruṣaṃ rarāsa) R.16.78; Śiśupālavadha 3.41.

2) To sound, make a noise, tinkle, jingle &c.; राजन्योपनिमन्त्रणाय रसति स्फीतं यशोदुन्दुभिः (rājanyopanimantraṇāya rasati sphītaṃ yaśodundubhiḥ) Ve.1.25; रसतां निर्भरं नूपुराणाम् (rasatāṃ nirbharaṃ nūpurāṇām) Ratnāvalī 1.19; रसतु रसनापि तव घनजघनमण्डले (rasatu rasanāpi tava ghanajaghanamaṇḍale) Gītagovinda 1.

3) To resound, reverberate.

4) To sing.

5) Ved. To praise. -II. 1 U. (rasayati-te, rasita)

1) To taste, relish; रसती रसना रसान् (rasatī rasanā rasān) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.285.19; मृद्वीका रसिता (mṛdvīkā rasitā) Bv.4.13; Śi. 1.27; Mv.7.3.

2) To feel, perceive.

3) To love.

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Rās (रास्).—1 Ā. (rāsate) To cry, scream, yell, sound, howl.

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

Ras (रस्).—r. 1st cl. (rasati) 1. To sound. 2. To roar, to cry. r. 10th cl. (rasayati te) 1. To taste, to relish. 2. To love, to regard.

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Rāś (राश्).—[(ṛ)rāśṛ] r. 1st and 4th cl. (rāśate rāśyate) To sound.

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Rās (रास्).—[(ṛ)rāsṛ] r. 1st cl. (rāsate) To sound, to cry.

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

Ras (रस्).—i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] 1. To sound, [Gītagovinda. ed. Lassen.] 10, 6. 2. To roar, Mahābhārata 3, 14602. 3. To sing, [Śiśupālavadha] 6, 70. 4. † To praise. Ptcple. of the pf. pass. rasita, Sounded. n. 1. The rattling of thunder, [Ghaṭakarpara, (ed. Cale.)] 14. 2. Sound. Cf. s.v. Frequent. rāras, To cry loudly, [Bhaṭṭikāvya, (ed. Calc.)] 5, 96.

— With the prep. anu anu, anurasita, Accompanied by howling, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 45, 2.

— With ā ā, To lament, [Nala] 1, 11. ārasita, n. Cry, [Mālavikāgnimitra, (ed. Tullberg.)] [distich] 41.

— With vi vi, To cry, [Bhaṭṭikāvya, (ed. Calc.)] 15, 42.

— Cf. [Gothic.] razda; [Old High German.] rartjan; [Anglo-Saxon.] reordian; [Old High German.] rerjan; [Anglo-Saxon.] rarian.

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Ras (रस्).—i. 10, rasaya and rasū- paya (rather a [denominative.] derived from rasa), [Parasmaipada.] 1. To taste, [Śiśupālavadha] 10, 27. 2. † To love. Desider. rirasayiṣa, To wish to taste, [Śiśupālavadha] 11, 11.

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Rāś (राश्).—v.r. for rās.

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Rās (रास्).— (cf. ras), i. 1, [Ātmanepada.] (Mbh. 8, 1941, [Parasmaipada.]), To sound, to cry.

— Cf. rāś.

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

Ras (रस्).—1. rasati rasate [participle] rasita (q.v.) roar, howl, cry, sound.

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Ras (रस्).—2. rasati rasyati rasayati te taste, relish, feel, perceive.

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Rās (रास्).—rāsati rāsate roar, howl. [Intensive] rārāsyate cry aloud, lament.

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

1) Ras (रस्):—1. ras (cf. √1. rās) [class] 1. [Parasmaipada] ([Dhātupāṭha xvii, 63]) rasati (rarely [Ātmanepada] te; [perfect tense] rarāsa resuḥ, [Mahābhārata] etc.; [Aorist] arAsIt [grammar]; [future] rasitā, rasiṣyati, [ib.]; [infinitive mood] rasitum, [ib.]),

—to roar, yell, cry, sound, reverberate, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.;

—to praise, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska iii, 14] :—[Causal] rāsayati ([Aorist] arīrasat), [grammar]:—[Desiderative] rirasiṣati, [ib.] :

—[Intensive] rārasyate (or rārasti, [grammar]), to cry out loudly, scream aloud, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]

2) 2. ras (rather [Nominal verb] [from] rasa below) [class] 10. [Parasmaipada] ([Dhātupāṭha xxxv. 77]) rasayati (rarely [Ātmanepada] te [Epic] also rasati and rasyati), to taste, relish, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Upaniṣad; Mahābhārata] etc.;

2) —to feel, perceive, be sensible of [Sāhitya-darpaṇa];

2) —to love, [Dhātupāṭha] :—[Desiderative] rirasayiṣati, to desire to taste, [Śiśupāla-vadha]

3) Rās (रास्):—1a or [class] 2. [Parasmaipada] ([Dhātupāṭha xxiv, 49]) rāti ([Vedic or Veda] also [Ātmanepada] rāte; [imperative] rirīhi, rarāsva, raridhvam; p. rarāṇa; 3. sg. rarate and rāsate; [perfect tense] rarima, rare; [Aorist] arāsma [subjunctive] rātat etc. [Potential] rāsīya; [Classical] forms are only pr. rāti; [future] rātā, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]; rāsyati, [Vopadeva, and] [infinitive mood] rātave, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]), to grant, give, bestow, impart, yield, surrender, [Ṛg-veda]; etc.

4) Rāś (राश्):—[varia lectio] for √rās q.v.

5) Rās (रास्):—1b (cf. √1. ras) [class] 1. [Ātmanepada] ([Dhātupāṭha xvi, 25]) rāsate ([perfect tense] rarāse, [Kāvya literature]; [future] rāsitā, rāsiṣyate [grammar]; [Aorist] arāsiṣṭa, [ib.]),

—to howl, cry, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.:

—[Intensive] rārāsyate, to cry aloud, utter loud lamentations (only p. rārāyamāna; [Bombay edition] vāvāśyamāna), [Mahābhārata]

6) 2. rās See √1. .

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

1) Ras (रस्):—rasati 1. a. To sound. (ka) rasayati 10. a. To taste, relish, love.

2) Rāś (राश्):—(ṛ, ṅa) rāśate 1. d. To sound. (ya, ṅa) rāśyate 4. d. Idem.

3) Rās (रास्):—(ṝṅa) rāsate 1. d. To sound.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Ras (रस्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Rasa.

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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) Ras in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) juice; (aesthetic) relish; sentiment; pleasure, enjoyment; taste, flavour; ~[gulla] a typical round and spongy Bengali sweet; ~[dara] juicy, luscious; tasty, relishing; ~[grahana] appreciation; ~[jna] one who has capability to relish, blessed with aesthetic sense; who has profound understanding of poetic sentiments; a connoisseur; hence [jnata] (nf); -[bhamga] interruption/interception of aesthetic relish; ~[bhari] raspberry; ~[bhina] full of flavour, well-steeped in sentiment; [raja] the king of all sentiments; the erotic sentiment; ~[vada] pleasant/erotic talk; wrangle; taking interest in erotic talks; talkativeness; ~[vadi] one who takes interest in erotic talks/quarrels; talkative; -[virodha] discordance of [rasa; ~shastra] alchemy; ~[siddha] an expert in manifestation of [rasa]; —[ana] to enjoy, to relish; —[barasana] to cause a constant flow of (aesthetic) pleasure; -[lutana] all relish to be gone, source of pleasure to be exhausted; -[lena] to enjoy, to relish..—ras (रस) is alternatively transliterated as Rasa.

2) Ras in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a circular dance performance associated with the legend of Krishna and the gopis; reins (of a horse etc.); (a) favourable, befitting; ~[dhari] a performer who enacts the exploits of Krishna and represents episodes from his life on the stage; ~[mamdali] the ring of performers of [rasa; ~lila] the sport of Krishna and gopis, the enactment on the stage of the exploits of Krishna and episodes from his life; —[ana] to prove favourable/good/beneficial; —[racana] to organise a [rasa]; to have a posse of damsels around, to enjoy in the company of pretty women; —[lena] to adopt (a child)..—ras (रास) is alternatively transliterated as Rāsa.

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