rākṣasa राक्षस

Definition: mf(ī-)n. (fr. rakṣas-) belonging to or like a rakṣas-, demoniacal, infested by demons etc. etc. (with vivāha-,or dharma-or vidhi- m."one of the 8 forms of marriage", the violent seizure or rape of a girl after the defeat or destruction of her relativesSee )


Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: AitBr., Mn. iii , 33
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