Risha, Risa, Riśa, Riṣa, Ṛṣā: 6 definitions


Risha 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.

The Sanskrit terms Riśa and Riṣa and Ṛṣā can be transliterated into English as Risa or Risha or Rsa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ṛṣā (ऋषा).—A daughter of Krodhavaśā, and a wife of Pulaha. Had five daughters after whom came the maina gaṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 172 & 413; Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 289-291.
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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

rīsa (रीस).—m n (ṛkṣa S through H) A bear. 2 A term for a dirty or lazy fellow.

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rīsa (रीस).—f (rōṣa S through H) Offence, huff, displeasure conceived. 4 Disgust, aversion.

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

rīsa (रीस).—m n A bear. A term for a dirty fellow. f Offence; disgust.

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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

Riśa (रिश).—A foe.

Derivable forms: riśaḥ (रिशः).

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Riṣa (रिष).—a. Injuring, destroying.

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

Riśā (रिशा).—[feminine] a cert. animal (tearer).

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

1) Ṛśa (ऋश):—m. the male of a species of antelope = the next, [Atharva-veda iv, 4, 7.]

2) Riśa (रिश):—[from riś] mfn. tearing

3) [v.s. ...] m. an injurer, enemy (cf. riśādas)

4) Riśā (रिशा):—[from riśa > riś] f. Name of a [particular] small animal, [Atharva-veda]

5) Riṣa (रिष):—[from riṣ] See naghā-riṣa.

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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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