‘Grain/ especially ‘rice grain/ is mentioned very often in the Atharvaveda and later, but not in the Rigveda. This accords with the fact that rice cultivation seems hardly known in the Rigveda. Husked (karηa) and unhusked (akarηa) rice is referred to in the Taittirīya Samhitā. Tata, ‘dada,’ is the pet name for ‘father’ in the Rigveda and later. Cf Tāta and Pitr.
noun (masculine feminine neuter) Embelia ribes Burm.F. (G.J. Meulenbeld (1974), 558)
grain (after threshing and winnowing) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
Oryza sativa Linn. (G.J. Meulenbeld (1974), 558)
rice (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
rice used as a weight (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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