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[roo d-ruh] /ˈrʊd rə/
noun, Vedic Mythology.
father of the storm gods and controller of the powers of nature. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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storm god in Vedic mythology, from Sanskrit Rudrah, according to Klein literally "the howler, roarer," from stem of rudati "weeps, laments, bewails," cognate with Latin rudere "to roar, bellow," Lithuanian rauda "wail, lamentation," Old English reotan "to wail, lament."

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