Ruca, aka: Rucā; 5 Definition(s)
Ruca means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Alternative spellings of this word include Rucha.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1a) Ruca (रुच).—One of the 14 clans of Apsaras, born of Vidyut or lightning.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 19; Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 57.
1b) Son of Sutīrtha.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 274.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Languages of India and abroad
Ruca, (-rukkha) & Rucā (f.) (fr. ruc) N. of a plant, or tree, alias “mukkhaka” (read mokkhaka) “principal” J. I, 441, 443 (gloss maṅgala-rukkha). (Page 572)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
rūca (रूच).—f (ruci S Whether rutsh or ruts.) Flavor, sapidity, relish, taste. 2 Taste; perception by, or the percipient faculty in, the palate. 3 Relish, liking, delight in anything.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
rūca (रूच).—f Taste, relish; the palateSource: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Rucā (रुचा).—f. [ruc-kvip vā ṭāp]
1) Light, lustre, lustre, brightness; क्षणदासु यत्र च रुचैकतां गताः (kṣaṇadāsu yatra ca rucaikatāṃ gatāḥ) Śi.13.53;9.23,25; शिखरमणिरुचः (śikharamaṇirucaḥ) Ki.5.43; Me.46.
2) Splendour, loveliness, beauty.
3) Colour, appearance (at the end of comp.); चलयन्भृङ्गरुचस्तवालकान् (calayanbhṛṅgarucastavālakān) R.8.53; Ku.3.65; Ś.1.15; Ki.5.45.
4) Liking, desire.
6) The note of the parrot or Mainā.
See also (synonyms): ruc.
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Rucā (रुचा).—See रुच् (ruc).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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