Rodha: 19 definitions


Rodha 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 Rodh.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Rodha (रोध).—A hell. See the part Naraka under the word Kāla.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Rodha (रोध).—A kind of hell; here fall slayers of cows, of phoetus murderers and those who set fire to cities.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 146, 152; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 6. 2 and 8.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Vaidyavallabha: An Authoritative Work on Ayurveda Therapeutics

Rodha (रोध) is a Sanskrit technical term referring to a “lid” (mud plate), and is dealt with in the 17th-century Vaidyavallabha written by Hastiruci.—The Vaidyavallabha is a work which deals with the treatment and useful for all 8 branches of Ayurveda. The text Vaidyavallabha (mentioning rodha) has been designed based on the need of the period of the author, availability of drugs during that time, disease manifesting in that era, socio-economical-cultural-familial-spiritual-aspects of that period Vaidyavallabha.

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Rodha (रोध):—[rodhaḥ] Obstruction, Suppression, Stiffness

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

rodha : (m.) obstruction; prevention.

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

1) Rodha, 2 (nt.) (fr. rudh) bank, dam A. III, 128 (where id. p. at A. I. 154 reads gedha, cave; v. l. also gedha, cp. v. l. rodhi° for gedhi° at Nd2 585). (Page 576)

2) Rodha, 1 (fr. rudh) obstruction, stopping, in cpd. parapāṇa° stopping the life of somebody else; life-slaughter, murder Sn. 220; J. II, 450. Cp. anu°, ni°, vi°. (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

rōdha (रोध).—m S Obstructing, impeding, hindering. 2 Blocking up.

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

rōdha (रोध).—m Obstructing; blocking up.

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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

Rodha (रोध).—[rudh-ghañ]

1) Stopping, arresting, hindering; Śi.1.89; मरुद्रोधाद्विनिर्मुक्तास्ताः प्रजा मुदिताभवन् (marudrodhādvinirmuktāstāḥ prajā muditābhavan) Rām.7.36. 6.

2) Obstruction, stoppage, hindrance, prevention, prohibition, suppression; शापादसि प्रतिहता स्मृतिरोधरूक्षे (śāpādasi pratihatā smṛtirodharūkṣe) Ś.7.32; उपलरोध (upalarodha) Ki.5.15; Y.2.22.

3) Closing, shutting up, blocking up, blockade, siege; चैत्यद्रुमावमर्दश्च रोधः कर्मानुशासनम् (caityadrumāvamardaśca rodhaḥ karmānuśāsanam) Mb.12.59.63; प्रीतिरोधमसहिष्ट सा पुरी (prītirodhamasahiṣṭa sā purī) R.11. 52.

4) A dam, bank; नर्मदां रोधवद्रुद्ध्वा क्रीडापयति योषितः (narmadāṃ rodhavadruddhvā krīḍāpayati yoṣitaḥ) Rām.7.32.18.

5) Sprouting, growing.

Derivable forms: rodhaḥ (रोधः).

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

Rodha (रोध).—(?) , according to Lefm.'s text, name of a former Buddha: Lalitavistara 171.17; Calcutta (see LV.) and Foucaux, by diff. word-division, read Nirodha; Tibetan seems to read gsal, usually distinct, clear, bright, glorious (= Roca? q.v.), which seems inappro- priate to either; text perhaps corrupt, but no v.l. However, the syllable -ni surely belongs with the prec. word, -pradāni (for °ne), compare dāni 19, 20, 22.

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

Rodha (रोध).—m.

(-dhaḥ) 1. A bank, a shore. 2. Confining, siege, &c. E. rudh to obstruct, aff. ghañ .

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

Rodha (रोध).—i. e. rudh + a, m. 1. Obstruction, [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 15. 2. A bank, a shore.

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

Rodha (रोध).—[masculine] obstruction, restraint, prevention, suppression; confinement in ([locative]); siege, blockade; dam, bank, shore.

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

1) Rodha (रोध):—[from rudh] a mfn. (ifc.) sprouting, growing etc. (cf. 2. ava-rodha and nyag-r)

2) [v.s. ...] m. growing, ascending, moving upwards (cf. next).

3) [from rudh] 2a m. (for 1. See above, [column]1) the act of stopping, checking, obstructing, impeding

4) [v.s. ...] suppressing, preventing, confining, surrounding, investing, besieging, blockading, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] obstruction of the bowels, costiveness, [Caraka]

6) [v.s. ...] attacking, making war upon ([genitive case]), [Rāmāyaṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] a dam, bank, shore, [Rājataraṅgiṇī; Suśruta] (cf. rodhas)

8) [v.s. ...] an arrow, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] a [particular] hell, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

10) [v.s. ...] Name of a man [gana] śivādi.

11) 1. rodha rodhana. See p. 884, col. 1.

12) 2b rodhaka etc. See p. 884, col. 2.

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

Rodha (रोध):—(dhaḥ) 1. m. A bank, a shore.

[Sanskrit to 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

Rodha (रोध) [Also spelled rodh]:—(nm) a bar; obstruction, hindrance.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Rōdha (ರೋಧ):—

1) [noun] the act of resisting, opposing, withstanding, etc.; resistance.

2) [noun] the act of holding, seizing.

3) [noun] an obstacle; an impediment.

4) [noun] a stretch of rising land running on both sides of a river; a river-bank.

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