Rasada, Rasa-da, Rasāda, Rasa-ada: 6 definitions


Rasada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Society State and Polity: A Survey

Rasada (रसद, “poisoner”) refers to one of the various covers of spies, forming part of a the intelligence apparatus of a state (rājya), according to the ancient Indian science of Society and Polity, as defined in Kauṭilya’s Arthaśāstra (4th century BCE).—Kauṭilya suggests mass participation in intelligence gathering through institutions such as religion. Spies could be under the guises such as rasada.

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rasada (रसद).—f ( P) Grain stored up for, or sent for the consumption of, an army. 2 Money paid into the treasury by the kamāvīsadāra, raised from his district or charge; or money paid as purchasemoney for the revenues of a district. 3 Cash accompanying a campaigning army: also cash sent by a banker to his correspondent. 4 Understood popularly of the train of grain-cattle following the march of an army; and, more freely, of a train (of cattle or of persons) in general.

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

rasada (रसद).—f Grain stored up or sent for the consumption of an army.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rasada (रसद).—

1) a physician; Mb.12.121.45.

2) a spy who administers poison; Kau. A.1.12.

Derivable forms: rasadaḥ (रसदः).

Rasada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rasa and da (द).

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

1) Rasada (रसद):—[=rasa-da] [from rasa > ras] mfn. emitting juice or sap, exuding resin, [Nalôd.]

2) [v.s. ...] m. ‘giver of fluids or mixtures’, a physician, [Mahābhārata]

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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. 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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Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Rasāda refers to: enjoying the objects of taste M. III, 168.

Note: rasāda is a Pali compound consisting of the words rasa and ada.

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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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