Rasya, Rashya: 12 definitions


Rasya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Rasya in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Pluchea lanceolata (DC.) C.B.Clarke from the Asteraceae (Sunflower) family having the following synonyms: Berthelotia lanceolata. For the possible medicinal usage of rasya, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Rasya in India is the name of a plant defined with Pluchea lanceolata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Pluchea lanceolata (DC.) Oliv. & Hiern (among others).

2) Rasya is also identified with Vanda tessellata It has the synonym Epidendrum tessellatum Roxb. (etc.).

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

· Nouveau Bulletin des Sciences, Publie par la Société Philomatique de Paris (1817)
· Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pakistan & Kashm. (1972)
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (1836)
· Numer. List (7318)
· Taxon (1979)
· Willdenowia (1999)

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rasya (रस्य).—a. Juicy, savoury, sapid, palatable; रस्याः स्निग्धाः स्थिरा हृद्या आहाराः सात्त्विकप्रियाः (rasyāḥ snigdhāḥ sthirā hṛdyā āhārāḥ sāttvikapriyāḥ) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 17.8.

-syam Blood.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Rāśya (राश्य).—m. (?), apparently = Sanskrit rāśi, sign of the zodiac: (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 179.2, 5; 180.6 (all verses). But the text is dubious and corrupt: rāśya makara-nirdiṣṭā sarvānar- thanivārakaḥ 179.2; rāśyaḥ kumbhanirdiṣṭā proktā muni- bhiḥ purā 179.5; tasmād yuktitaḥ karma na graho nāpi rāśya-jā 180.6.

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

Rasya (रस्य).—mfn.

(-syaḥ-syā-syaṃ) Juicy. n.

(-syaṃ) Blood. E. rasa chyle, yat aff.

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

Rasya (रस्य).—i. e. rasa + ya, I. adj. 1. Savoury, [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 17, 8. 2. Juicy. Ii. n. Blood.

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

Rasya (रस्य).—[adjective] palatable, tasty, savoury.

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

1) Rasya (रस्य):—[from ras] mfn. juicy, tasty, savoury, palatable, [Mahābhārata]

2) Rasyā (रस्या):—[from rasya > ras] f. Name of two plants (= rāsnā and pāṭhā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Rasya (रस्य):—[from ras] n. blood (supposed to be produced from chyle), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Rāsya (रास्य):—[from rās] See go-rāsya.

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

Rasya (रस्य):—[(syaḥ-syā-syaṃ) a.] Juicy. n. Blood.

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Rasya 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Rasya (ರಸ್ಯ):—[adjective] full of juice; containing much juice; succulent; juicy.

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Rasya (ರಸ್ಯ):—[noun] the red liquid that carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products; the blood.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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