Ric, Ṛc: 6 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Ṛc can be transliterated into English as Rc or Ric, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Rich.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

A ṛc is a stanza of typically three or four padas, with a range of two to seven found in the corpus of Vedic poetry.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ṛc (ऋच्).—6 P. (ṛcati, ānarca, ārcīt, arcitum)

1) To praise, extol, celebrate; याभ्यां गायत्रमृच्यते (yābhyāṃ gāyatramṛcyate) Rv.8.38.1.

2) To cover, screen

3) To shine.

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Ṛc (ऋच्).—f. [ṛcyate stūyate'nayā, ṛc karaṇe kvip]

1) A hymn (in general).

2) A single verse, stanza, or text; a verse of the Ṛigveda (opp. yajus and sāman); त्रेधा विहिता वागृचो यजूंषि सामानि (tredhā vihitā vāgṛco yajūṃṣi sāmāni) Śat. Br.

3) The collective body of the Ṛigveda (pl.), ऋचः सामानि जज्ञिरे (ṛcaḥ sāmāni jajñire) Rv.1.9.9. ऋक्साम यजुरेव च (ṛksāma yajureva ca) Bg.9.17.

4) Splendour (for ruc).

5) Praise.

6) worship.

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Ric (रिच्).—1. 7 U. (riṇakti, riṅkte, rikta)

1) To empty, evacuate, clear, purge; रिणच्मि जलधेस्तोयम् (riṇacmi jaladhestoyam) Bk.6.36; आवि- र्भूते शशिनि तमसा रिच्यमानेव रात्रिः (āvi- rbhūte śaśini tamasā ricyamāneva rātriḥ) V.1.8; तिमिररिच्यमानं पूर्वदिङ्मुखमालोकसुभगं दृश्यते (timiraricyamānaṃ pūrvadiṅmukhamālokasubhagaṃ dṛśyate) V.3.

2) To deprive of, make destitute of.

3) To separate, divide.

4) To give or deliver up, part with.

5) To bequeath (usually in p. p., see rikta). II. 1,1 P. (recati, recayati, recita)

1) To divide, separate, disjoin.

2) To abandon, leave.

3) To join, mix. -Caus.

1) To evacuate, make empty.

2) To discharge, emit (as breath).

3) To leave, abandon.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ṛc (ऋच्).—r. 6th cl. (ṛcati) 1. To praise. 2. To cover, to screen.

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Ṛc (ऋच्).—f. (ṛk) 1. Rik or Rig Veda, one of the four principal religious books of the Hindus. 2. A stanza of a prayer or hymn of the Rig Veda. 3. A mantra, a magical invocation, a mystical prayer. E. ṛc to praise, affix kvip, celibrating the praises of the gods.

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Ric (रिच्).—r. 1st and 10th cls. (recati-recayati-te) 1. To join, to unite. 2. To divide, to scatter or separate. 3. To purge. With ā, To cause to dance, to move, to contract. (au, ira) auricira r. 7th cl. (riṇakti-riṅkte) To purge, to evacuate fæces frequently. With ati prefixed, to exceed, to be more than enough. With vi, To purge. With ud, To overflow.

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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