Rodana: 16 definitions


Rodana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Rodan.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Rodana (रोदन):—Crying

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Rodana (रोदन) refers to “crying”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.7.—Accordingly, after the Goddess (Umā/Śivā) incarnated as Pārvatī by becoming the daughter of Menā:—“The goddess of great brilliance assumed the form of her baby child in front of Menā and began to cry [i.e., rodana] in accordance with the ways of the world. On account of her splendour that diffused all round the lying-in-couch, the midnight lamps that burnt in the lying-in-chamber were rendered dim in a trice, O sage. The women in the house were extremely glad on hearing the gentle cry of the child. In their excited flutter and great pleasure they rushed in. [...]”.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

rodana : (nt.) cry; the act of crying.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Rodana, (nt.) (fr. rud) crying, weeping DhA. I, 28; PvA. 63, 64; Dhtp 144. (Page 576)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rōdana (रोदन).—n S Weeping, crying, wailing.

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

rōdana (रोदन).—n Weeping, crying.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rodana (रोदन).—[rud-lyuṭ]

1) Weeping; see रुदन (rudana).

2) A tear or tears.

Derivable forms: rodanam (रोदनम्).

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

Rodana (रोदन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Weeping, crying. 2. A tear, tears. f. (-nī) A plant, (Hedysarum alhagi.) E. rud to weep, aff. lyuṭ .

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

Rodana (रोदन).—i. e. rud + ana, n. 1. Weeping, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 30, 7. 2. A tear, tears.

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

Rodana (रोदन).—[neuter] weeping.

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

1) Rodana (रोदन):—[from rud] n. idem, [Āpastamba; Rāmāyaṇa; Suśruta] etc. (in, [Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā] reckoned among the diseases of children)

2) [v.s. ...] a tear, tears, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Rodana (रोदन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Weeping, tears. f. () Hedysarum alhagi.

[Sanskrit to German]

Rodana 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Rodana (रोदन) [Also spelled rodan]:—(nm) weeping, crying.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Rōdana (ರೋದನ):—

1) [noun] the act of wailing.

2) [noun] a wailing cry, as of grief, pain or despair.

3) [noun] the secretion of the lacrimal gland caused by emotions.

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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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