raga

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See also: Raga, ragā, and rāga

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit राग (rāga, dye, colour).

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Noun[edit]

raga (plural ragas)

  1. (music) Any of various melodic forms used in Indian classical music, or a piece of music composed in such a form.
    • 1924, EM Forster, A Passage to India, Penguin 2005, p. 72:
      ‘The song is composed in a raga appropriate to the present hour, which is the evening.’
  2. Passion, love, lust.
    • 2009, Jennifer Schwamm Willis, The Joy of Yoga, →ISBN:
      The conditions of asmita, raga, dvesha, and abhinivesha have a physical basis: they function to inhibit the normal pulsatory rhythms of the physical body.
    • 2009, Swami Ambikananda Saraswati, Healing Yoga, →ISBN, page 18:
      We get tired of the slipping and sliding between raga and dvesha and we seek something more permanent - so instead of looking outward we begin to look inward. This is Yoga - the heart of Yoga.
    • 2010, Chogyam Trungpa, The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa, →ISBN:
      In order to increase security, desire (raga, trishna, lobha) appears in all its forms, and one accumulates more and more of that which establishes one's position in samsara.
    • 2012, Swami Rama, Sadhana: The Path to Enlightenment, →ISBN, page 80:
      Raga and dvesha, attachment and hatred, are two sides of the same coin.

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Balinese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

raga

  1. Romanization of ᬭᬕ
  2. Romanization of ᬭᬵᬕ

Indonesian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ra.ɡa/
  • Hyphenation: ra‧ga

Etymology 1[edit]

From Malay raga, from Classical Malay raga (body), from Javanese [Term?], from Old Javanese rāga (body, lust), from Pali राग (rāga, attachment, lust), from Sanskrit राग (rāga, passion, desire). Doublet of ragi and ragam.

Noun[edit]

raga

  1. body

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Malay raga.

Noun[edit]

raga (first-person possessive ragaku, second-person possessive ragamu, third-person possessive raganya)

  1. basket
  2. ball (for sports)

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

raga m (genitive singular raga, nominative plural ragaí)

  1. worthless person or thing
  2. worthlessness, dissipation
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Etymology 2[edit]

From English, from Sanskrit.

Noun[edit]

raga m (genitive singular raga, nominative plural ragaí)

  1. (music) raga

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Further reading[edit]

  • "raga" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “raga” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈra.ɡa/
  • Rhymes: -aɡa
  • Hyphenation: rà‧ga

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit राग (rāga, dye, colour).

Noun[edit]

raga f (invariable)

  1. (music) raga (melodic mode used in Indian classical music)

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of ragazzi (guys)

Noun[edit]

raga m pl (plural only)

  1. (slang, colloquial) A form of address for a group of persons of either gender; guys
    Ehi raga, andiamo in spiaggia oggi?Hey guys, wanna go to the beach today?

Etymology 3[edit]

Clipping of ragamuffin (ragga)

Noun[edit]

raga m (uncountable)

  1. (music) ragga

References[edit]

  • raga in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti, Olivetti Media Communication

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Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

raga m

  1. genitive singular form of rags

Old Norse[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • arga (without metathesis)

Adjective[edit]

raga

  1. strong feminine accusative singular of ragr
  2. strong masculine accusative plural of ragr
  3. weak masculine oblique singular of ragr
  4. weak feminine nominative singular of ragr
  5. weak neuter singular of ragr

Rwanda-Rundi[edit]

Verb[edit]

-raga (infinitive kuraga, perfective -raze)

  1. bequeath, give an inheritance

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /râɡa/
  • Hyphenation: ra‧ga

Noun[edit]

rȁga f (Cyrillic spelling ра̏га)

  1. old horse, nag

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Southern Ndebele[edit]

Verb[edit]

-raga?

  1. to drive (cattle)

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Swahili[edit]

raga

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

raga (n class, plural raga)

  1. rugby (a sport where players can hold or kick an ovoid ball)

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Scanian rawa, Danish rave. Compare Old Norse ráfa (waver, go with staggering gait,) English rove.

Verb[edit]

raga

  1. To stagger.

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Noun[edit]

raga m

  1. A tall and narrow tree sapling.
  2. A sloping dried-up tree.