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[ruhs-uh] /ˈrʌs ə/
(in Hindu aesthetics) flavor, sentiment, or emotion: regarded as one of the fundamental qualities of classical music, dance, and poetry.
Origin of rasa
First recorded in 1790-1800, rasa is from the Sanskrit word rasa sap, fluid, essence


[rah-sawn; English ras-on] /ˈrɑ sɔn; English ˈræs ɒn/
noun, plural rasa
[rah-sah; English ras-uh] /ˈrɑ sɑ; English ˈræs ə/ (Show IPA).
Greek Orthodox Church.
a long, loose, black gown with wide sleeves, worn by the clergy.
First recorded in 1930-35, rason is from the Medieval Greek word rháson a woolen cloth Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The extract (rasa) is of a yellowish brown colour when stirred, the surface being of rich red-brown.

  • A Vedic text also declares: That is rasa (mercury), having obtained this he becomes beatitude.

    The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha Madhava Acharya
  • rasa bujha'i rasamanta: a pregnant epigram, valid equally in love and art.

    Vidyapati Bangiya Padabali Vidyapati Thakura
  • For months I entered the ecstatic union, comprehending why the Upanishads say God is rasa , "the most relishable."

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • The laird of rasa had taken part in the rebellion, and his domain had been plundered in consequence.

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