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.