Rucika; 5 Definition(s)
Rucika 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 Ruchika.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Rucika (रुचिक) refers to a “bracelet” and is classified as an ornament (ābharaṇa) for the wrist (maṇibandha) to be worn by males, according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23. It is also known by the name Rucaka. Such ornaments for males should be used in cases of gods and kings.
Ābharaṇa (‘ornaments’, eg., rucika) is a category of alaṃkāra, or “decorations”, which in turn is a category of nepathya, or “costumes and make-up”, the perfection of which forms the main concern of the Āhāryābhinaya, or “extraneous representation”, a critical component for a successful dramatic play.(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Languages of India and abroad
rucika : (adj.) (in cpds.), having the inclination of.(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Rucika, (-°) (adj.) (fr. ruci 3) belonging to the pleasure (of); only in phrase añña° being dependent on someone else’s will or under another’s influence, together with aññadiṭṭhika and añña-khantika characterizing the various sides of personality (see ruci 3) with ref. to one’s intellect, feeling & will D. I, 187=M. I, 487. Rhys Davids (Dial. I. 254) trsls: “holding different views, other things approving themselves to you, setting diff. aims before yourself”; thus differing in interpretation of añña, taking it subjectively. Neumann (Majjhima Übs. II. 250) quite wrongly: “ohne Deutung, ohne Geduld, ohne Hingabe” (without explanation, patience, devotion). (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.
rucīka (रुचीक).—m (ruī & cīka) The gummy exudation of the ruī-tree.
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rucīka (रुचीक).—a (rucaka S) Savory, sapid, tasteful, gustful: and, figuratively, entertaining, diverting, interesting.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
rucīka (रुचीक).—a Savoury; diverting.(Source): 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.
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