Rasajna, Rasa-jna, Rasajña: 8 definitions


Rasajna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Rasajña (रसज्ञ).—A companion of Puramjana, allegorically the organ of taste. See mukhyā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 25. 49; 29. 11.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rasajña (रसज्ञ).—a (S) Capable of discerning and appreciating the spirit, flavor, beauty, excellence of. 2 Discriminating or acquainted with the rasa or sentiments.

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

rasajña (रसज्ञ).—a Capable of discerning and appreciating the spirit, beauty, &c. of.

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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

Rasajña (रसज्ञ).—a.

1) one who appreciates the flavour or excellence of, one who knows the taste of; सांसारिकेषु च सुखेषु वयं रसज्ञाः (sāṃsārikeṣu ca sukheṣu vayaṃ rasajñāḥ) U.2.22.

2) capable of discerning the beauty of things. (-jñaḥ) 1 a man of taste or feeling, a critic, an appreciative person, a poet.

2) an alchemist.

3) a physician, or one who prepares mercurial or other chemical compounds.

-jñā the tongue; सखि मा जल्प तवायसी रसज्ञा (sakhi mā jalpa tavāyasī rasajñā) Bv.2.59;

-rasajñatā, tvam means

Rasajña is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rasa and jña (ज्ञ).

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

Rasajña (रसज्ञ).—mfn.

(-jñaḥ-jñā-jñaṃ) Discriminating or acquainted with tastes, sentiments, &c. m.

(-jñaḥ) 1. A poet, a writer who understands the different Rasas or sentiments to be described. 2. An alchemist, one who has obtained a command over the magical properties of mercury. 3. A physician, a medical preparer and administerer of mercurial and chemical compounds. f.

(-jñā) The tongue. E. rasa as above, and jña who or what knows.

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

Rasajña (रसज्ञ).—[rasa-jña], I. adj. Acquainted with tastes, sentiments, etc. Ii. m. 1. An alchymist. 2. A physician. 3. A poet. Iii. f. jñā, The tongue, Bhā- ṣāp. 52; 101.

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

1) Rasajña (रसज्ञ):—[=rasa-jña] [from rasa > ras] mfn. knowing tastes or the taste of, appreciative ([genitive case] or [compound]), [Kāvya literature; Purāṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] familiar with ([locative case] or [compound]), [Raghuvaṃśa; Uttararāma-carita]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a poet or any writer who understands the Rasas, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] an alchemist who understands the magical properties of mercury, [ib.]

5) [v.s. ...] a physician or any preparer of mercurial and chemical compounds, [ib.]

6) [v.s. ...] n. and f(ā). the tongue, [Kāvya literature; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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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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