What are the etymologies for the word Rudra?

There is a story in the Vedas where Rudra was born crying and then Brahma, his father, said "Don't cry", (mA ruda), so then he got the name "Rudra", or one who cries.

Another etymology is rukh draavayathi it rudra, which means "one who removes sorrow".

Wikipedia also says:

The commentator Sāyaṇa suggests six possible derivations for rudra. However, another reference states that Sayana suggested ten derivations.

What are some other etymologies?


There is a Hymn or vedic chant dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is known as Rudram which has two chapters 1. Namakam 2. Chamakam View here https://vignanam.org/veda/sri-rudram-namakam-telugu.html

According to this, Rudram name dedicated to Lord Shiva. And Rudra has originated from Sanskrit root Ra' letter - Rouravam iti rudram - which means The fierce God.

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