Rocaka, Rōcaka: 12 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Rochaka.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Rocaka (रोचक, “confidence”) refers to one of the three types of Saṃyagdarśana (“right-belief”), as mentioned in chapter 1.3 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, as mentioned in Ṛṣabha’s sermon:—

“[...] mokṣa is attained by those who practice unceasingly the brilliant triad of knowledge, faith, and conduct. Attachment to the principles told by the scriptures is called ‘right-belief’ (saṃyakśraddhāna or saṃyagdarśana), and is produced by intuition or instruction of a Guru. [...] Right-belief is three-fold from the stand-point of qualities (guṇas), namely rocaka, dīpaka, and kāraka. In the case of a firm uprising of confidence in the principles described in the scriptures, without reason and illustration, that is rocaka. It is called dīpaka, when it is a light for right-belief for others; kāraka, when it is the cause of restraint, penance, etc.”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rōcaka (रोचक).—a (S) That makes tasteful or palatable; sapid, savory, tasty;--used of condiments &c.: also that restores or stimulates a vitiated palate; tonic.

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rōcaka (रोचक).—n (S) Black salt. See pādēlōṇa.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rocaka (रोचक).—a. [ruc-ṇvul]

1) Brightening, enlightening.

2) Pleasant, agreeable.

3) Exciting appetite.

-kam 1 Hunger.

2) Any medicine serving as a tonic or restoring lost appetite, a stimulant, tonic.

3) The plantain.

-kaḥ 1 A worker in glass or artificial ornament; Rām. 2.83.13.

2) A kind of onion.

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

Rocaka (रोचक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) What pleases, brightens, strengthens, &c. m.

(-kaḥ) 1. Hunger, appetite. 2. The plantain. 3. A sort of onion. 4. A stomachic, a carminative, any medicine, fruit or fossil, supposed to strengthen the tone of the stomach and restore lost appetite. 5. A relish. 6. A worker in glass or artificial ornaments. E. ruc to shine, &c., and ṇvul, aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Rocaka (रोचक).—i. e. ruc + aka, 1. adj. What pleases, brightens. Ii. m. 1. Hunger. 2. A stomachic. 3. A sort of onion. 4. Plantain.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Rocaka (रोचक).—[adjective] causing appetite.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Rocaka (रोचक):—[from roc] mfn. brightening, enlightening, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] giving an appetite, [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] pleasing, agreeable, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a worker in glass or artificial ornaments, [Rāmāyaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) hunger, appetite

6) [v.s. ...] a stomachic or stimulant

7) [v.s. ...] a sack

8) [v.s. ...] Musa Sapientum

9) [v.s. ...] a kind of onion

10) [v.s. ...] = granthi-parṇa-bheda.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Rocaka (रोचक):—[(kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a.] Stomachic. m. Hunger; the plantain; an onion.

[Sanskrit to German]

Rocaka in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Rocaka (रोचक) [Also spelled rochak]:—(a) interesting, pleasing, entertaining; hence ~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Rōcaka (ರೋಚಕ):—

1) [adjective] having great splendour; very brilliant; splendid.

2) [adjective] promoting digestion; digestive.

3) [adjective] being in harmony with; pleasant; agreeable; friendly.

4) [adjective] that can be digested; digestible.

5) [adjective] creating or arousing excitement; exciting.

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Rōcaka (ರೋಚಕ):—

1) [noun] the discomfort, pain or weakness caused by a need for food; hunger.

2) [noun] a desire, need or appetite for food.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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