rasa

[ ruhs-uh ]
/ ˈrʌs ə /

noun

(in Hindu aesthetics) flavor, sentiment, or emotion: regarded as one of the fundamental qualities of classical music, dance, and poetry.

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Origin of rasa

First recorded in 1790–1800, rasa is from the Sanskrit word rasa sap, fluid, essence
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