Hindustani RaabtaAn inexplicable connection with another soul.

Pronounced raːbt̪aː Written as राब्ता or رابطہ Usually found in high poetry, the word is reserved for certain special contexts. If you meet someone new but feel a strong connection with them that you can't understand nor explain, you feel you have a *raabta* with that person. It's supposed to symbolise a much deeper level of attachment than just a superficial well-understood attraction, almost entering the supernatural realm. It has hints of a divine relation, perhaps inherited from a past life. You may also have a *raabta* with a new place you feel you belong to, a new thing you feel was meant for you, or even an abstract notion or event you feel entwined with.