Ruha, Ruhā: 10 definitions



Ruha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ruhā (रुहा).—Daughter of Surasā, the mother of Nāgas. She had two sisters called Analā and Vīrudhā. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Dākṣiṇātya Pāṭha, Chapter 66).

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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

ruha : (adj.) (in cpds.) growing; rising up; ascending.

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

1) Ruha, 2 (poetical for ruhira (rohita)=lohita) blood, in cpd. ruhaṃghasa blood-eater, a name for panther J. III, 481 (=ruhira-bhakkha lohita-pāyin C.). (Page 574)

2) Ruha, 1 (adj.) (-°) (fr. ruh: see rūhati) growing, a tree, in cpds. : jagati°, dharaṇi°, mahī°, etc. (Page 574)

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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

ruha (रुह).—p S Growing or sprung up. In comp. as śirōruha The hair; sarōruha A lotus; kararuha A nail; mahīruha A tree or plant.

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

ruha (रुह).—p Sprung up. śirōruha The hair, as in sarōruha A lotus.

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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

Ruha (रुह).—a. (At the end of comp.) Growing or produced in; as महीरुह्, पङ्केरुह (mahīruh, paṅkeruha) &c.

See also (synonyms): ruh.

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Ruhā (रुहा).—The Dūrvā grass.

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

Ruha (रुह).—mfn.

(-haḥ-hā-haṃ) 1. Growing, springing up. 2. Mounted, ascended. E. ruh to grow, aff. ka .

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Ruhā (रुहा).—f.

(-hā) Bent grass, (Panicum dactylon.) E. ruh to grow, affs. ka and ṭāp.

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

Ruha (रुह).—[ruh + a], I. adj. 1. Growing. 2. Mounted. Ii. f. , Bent grass.

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

Ruha (रुह).—[adjective] growing on, springing from (—°).

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

1) Ruha (रुह):—[from ruh] mf(ā)n. (ifc.) = [preceding] (cf. aṅga-, ambu-, kara-, jala-r etc.)

2) [v.s. ...] mounted, ascended, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) Ruhā (रुहा):—[from ruha > ruh] f. Panicum Dactylon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] = rohiṇī, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

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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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