[ 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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for rudra


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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper