Ruca, Rucā: 10 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.
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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.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Kamakoti Mandali: The Yoginis of Narasimha Vyuha

Rucā (रुचा) is the name of a Mātṛkā-Śakti created by Mahārudra in order to control the plague of demons created by Andhakāsura.—Accordingly, Andhaka-Asura tried to kidnap Umā (Devī Pārvatī), and was fiercely attacked by Mahārudra who shot arrows at him from his mahāpināka. when the arrows pierced the body of Andhakāsura, drops of blood fell to earth and from those drops, thousands of Andhakas arose. To control this plague of demons, Mahārudra created Mātṛkā-Śaktis [viz., Rucā] and ordered them to drink the blood of the demons and drain them dry.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

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)

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

rūca (रूच).—f Taste, relish; the palate

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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

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.

5) Lightning.

6) The note of the parrot or Mainā.

See also (synonyms): ruc.

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Rucā (रुचा).—See रुच् (ruc).

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

Ruca (रुच).—[adjective] bright, [feminine] rucā pleasure, liking.

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

1) Ruca (रुच):—[from ruc] mfn. bright, radiant, brilliant, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

2) Rucā (रुचा):—[from ruca > ruc] f. liking, desire, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] light, lustre, beauty, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] the note of the parrot or Maina, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Ruca (रुच):—(von 1. ruc) adj. licht [Vājasaneyisaṃhitā 31, 20. fg.]

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Rucā (रुचा):—(wie eben) f. Gefallen, Gutfinden: tadvai tasmai na rucāmabhyupaiti das gefällt ihm nicht [Mahābhārata 3, 252.] = dīpti, śobhā, icchā, śārikāśubhavāc [Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Ruca (रुच):——

1) Adj. licht.

2) f. rucā Gefallen , Gutfinden. tadvai tasmai na rucāmabhyupaiti das gefällt ihm nicht. — Nach [Śabdacandrikā] = dīpti , śobhā , icchā , śārikāśubhāśubha ( sārikā?).

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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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