Ratra, Rātra: 3 definitions


Ratra 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rātra (रात्र).—f (rātri S) Night. 2 (For rātrakiḍā) A cricket. rātra ōraḍaṇēṃ To ring with the sound of the cricket--the night. rātra vaiṛyācī jāṇēṃ in. con. (To pass a night which one's enemy ought to pass.) To pass the night in extreme pain or misery. maratī rātra jhālī A form of oath or imprecation upon self. See under the phrase bandākhālīṃ basaṇēṃ.

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

rātra (रात्र) [-tri, -त्रि].—f Night. rātra vaiṛyācī jāṇēṃ Pass the night in extreme pain or misery.

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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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