What does Rahu mean?

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Proper noun
  1. (Hinduism) A snake that swallows the sun or the moon, causing eclipses. He is depicted in art as a dragon with no body, riding a chariot drawn by eight black horses. Rahu is also one of the navagrahas (nine planets) in Vedic astrology.
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Rahu rahu is the name of the fern which is the most common plant in the North Island.
He caught a Rahu fish weighing around three kilos, and brought home a pair of pigeons for his wife to cook.
At the same time, Rahu is made immortal by his having tasted the celestial drink, Soma.

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