राशि ‎(rāśím, f

  1. a heap, mass, pile, group, multitude, quantity, number (RV.)
    • RV 8.85.8b
      तरिः षष्टिस्त्वा मरुतो वाव्र्धाना उस्रा इव राशयो यज्ञियासः |
      उप तवेमः कर्धि नो भागधेयं शुष्मं त एना हविषा विधेम ||
      triḥ ṣaṣṭistvā maruto vāvṛdhānā usrā iva rāśayo yajñiyāsaḥ |
      upa tvemaḥ kṛdhi no bhāghadheyaṃ śuṣmaṃ ta enā haviṣā vidhema ||
      Thrice-sixty Maruts, waxing strong, were with thee, like piles of beaming light, worthy of worship.
      We come to thee: grant us a happy portion. Let us adore thy might with this oblation.
  2. (arithmetic) a sum or the figure or figures put down for an operation (such as multiplying, dividing) (Col.)
  3. a measure of quantity (= द्रोण ‎(droṇa)) (ŚārṅgS.)
  4. a sign of the zodiac (as being a certain sum or quantity of degrees), one-twelfth part of the ecliptic, an astrological house (MBh., VarBṛS. etc.) (compare IW. 178)
  5. a heap of corn (L.)
  6. name of an एकाह ‎(ekāha) (ŚrS.)


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  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams (1898) A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 0879
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