Ratu, Ratū, Rātū: 9 definitions


Ratu 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.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Ratu in Congo is the name of a plant defined with Cassia sieberiana in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cassia kotschyana Oliv. (among others).

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

· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1983)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2005)
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (DC.) (1825)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2001)
· Adansonia. (1981)
· Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.

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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

Ratū (रतू).—f.

1) A celestial river.

2) Truthful words or speech; रतूः तान्थे सत्यवाचि देवनद्यां च कथ्यते (ratūḥ tānthe satyavāci devanadyāṃ ca kathyate) Uṇādikośa. But according to कोशकल्पतरु (kośakalpataru) of विश्वनाथकवि (viśvanāthakavi) (amudrita) 'रतू स्यात् सत्यभाषकः (ratū syāt satyabhāṣakaḥ)'.

Derivable forms: ratūḥ (रतूः).

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

Ratū (रतू).—f.

(-tūḥ) The Ganges of heaven. 2. An honest woman, one who speaks the truth. E. ṛta a Sautra root, Unadi aff., am augment.

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

Ratū (रतू).—f. 1. The Ganges of heaven. 2. A woman who speaks the truth.

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

1) Ratū (रतू):—f. (cf.ṛt) the river of heaven, the celestial Ganges, [Uṇādi-sūtra i, 94, [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) true speech, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Rāṭu (राटु):—[from rāṭi] m. Name of a preceptor, [Catalogue(s)]

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

1) Ratū (रतू):—(tūḥ) 3. f. The Ganges of heaven; an honest woman.

2) Rātu (रातु):—(tuḥ) 2. m. A giving.

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Ratu 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

Rātu (ರಾತು):—[noun] a profuse, lavish growth (as of crops).

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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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