[ rah ]
/ rɑ /
|

noun

the 10th letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Nearby words

  1. röntgeno-,
  2. rösti,
  3. rüdesheimer,
  4. rügen,
  5. rümker,
  6. rāmānuja,
  7. s,
  8. s & l,
  9. s & m,
  10. s 500

Origin of

From Arabic

Ra

[ rah ]
/ rɑ /

noun Egyptian Religion.

a sun god of Heliopolis, a universal creator worshiped throughout Egypt (typically represented as a hawk-headed man bearing on his head the solar disk and the uraeus).
Also Re.

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British Dictionary definitions for ras

RAS

abbreviation for

Royal Agricultural Society
Royal Astronomical Society

RA

abbreviation for

rear admiral
astronomy right ascension
(in Britain) Royal Academician or Academy
(in Britain) Royal Artillery
Argentina (international car registration)

Word Origin for RA

(sense 5) from República Argentina

Ra

1

the chemical symbol for

radium

Ra

2

Re

/ (rɑː) /

noun

the ancient Egyptian sun god, depicted as a man with a hawk's head surmounted by a solar disc and serpent
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Word Origin and History for ras
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Medicine definitions for ras

RAS

abbr.

reticular activating system

Ra

The symbol for the elementradium

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Science definitions for ras

Ra

The symbol for radium.
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