Ruca, Rucā: 7 definitions


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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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-English 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).

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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. 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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