रत्न

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From राति (√rā, to grant, give, bestow).

Noun[edit]

रत्न (rátnan

  1. gift, present, goods, wealth, riches (RV., AV., ŚBr.)
  2. jewel, gem, treasure, precious stone (the nine jewel are pearl, ruby, topaz, diamond, emerald, lapis lazuli, coral, sapphire, गोमेद​ (gomeda); hence ratna is a name for the number 9; but according to some 14) (Mn. MBh. etc.)
  3. anything valuable or best of its kind (e. g. पुत्ररत्न​ (putra-ratna, an excellent son))
  4. magnet, loadstone (Kap., Sch.) (compare मणि (maṇi))
  5. water (L.)
  6. = रत्नहविस् (ratna-havis) (ŚBr.)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 0864