Definition of rakshasa in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɑːkʃəsə/
(also raksasa)


(In Hindu mythology) a malignant demon.
Example sentences
  • The rakshasa set fire to the tail of Hanuman.
  • The nails of a European, like those of a Rakshasa, distil a deadly poison, and hence he is afraid to eat with his fingers, as all respectable people do, and prefers to use a knife and fork.
  • On the same mountain lived a Raksasa named Parasu, frightening the heavenly Brahmins.


From Sanskrit rākṣasa 'demon'.

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