Rucikara, Ruci-kara: 12 definitions



Rucikara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Ruchikara.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Rucikara (रुचिकर) refers to “tasty” and represents a particular dietetic effect according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Accordingly, the dietetic effect rucikara is associated with the following conditions: Food utensils made of Ketakīpatra (screw pine leaf).

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Rucikara (रुचिकर):—Stomachic, Excites desire; That which improves taste perception.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rucikara (रुचिकर).—a (S) pop. rucakara a That makes tasteful or palatable; taste-giving, savory, sapid--a condiment &c.: also that restores or stimulates a vitiated palate: also that is pleasing to the palate; tasty, gustful. 2 Entertaining, diverting, amusing.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

rucikara (रुचिकर).—a Savoury; diverting.

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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

Rucikara (रुचिकर).—a.

1) tasteful, savoury, palatable.

2) exciting desire; रुचिकरमपि नार्थवद् बभूव (rucikaramapi nārthavad babhūva) Ki.1.62.

3) stomachic, tonic.

Rucikara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ruci and kara (कर).

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

Rucikara (रुचिकर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) 1. Beautifying. 2. Sharpening, as the appetite, &c. E. ruci, kara what makes.

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

Rucikara (रुचिकर).—[adjective] causing desire.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Rucikara (रुचिकर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—son of Keśava, brother of Govinda (Kāvyapradīpa). Oxf. 212^b.

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

1) Rucikara (रुचिकर):—[=ruci-kara] [from ruci > ruc] mfn. causing pleasure, exciting desire, [Kirātārjunīya]

2) [v.s. ...] causing an appetite or relish, [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a king, [Catalogue(s)]

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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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