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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Indonesian[edit]

Noun[edit]

raga

  1. basket
  2. ball (for sports)

Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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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]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of ragazzi.

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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?

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

raga m

  1. genitive singular form of rags

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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Swahili[edit]

raga

Noun[edit]

raga (n class, plural raga)

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