adjective red, as attribute of fishes at Ja.v.405 (i.e. a special kind of fish), and of deer at Ja.v.406 in same passage (i.e. a special kind of deer). Otherwise only in standing term rohita-maccha the “red fish,” viz. Cyprinus Rohita, which is freq. mentioned in the “Jātaka literature, e.g. Ja.ii.433; Ja.iii.333; Dhp-a.ii.132 (four) 140; Kp-a.118.
Vedic rohita; cp. the usual P. word lohita red & blood. See also rudhira & ruhira