Rucya: 9 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Rucya 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 Ruchya.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Rucya (रुच्य) is a particular dietetic effect which “improves appetite” 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 rucya is associated with the following conditions: Food utensils made of bell-metal (kāṃsya-pātra); Food-utensils made of Rambhāpatra (plantain leaf) and Food-utensils made of Palāśapatra (Butea frondosa).

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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

rucya (रुच्य).—a S Delicious, palatable, gustful. 2 Delightful or pleasing generally to the senses or the mind.

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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

Rucya (रुच्य).—a. Bright, lovely &c.; see रुचिर (rucira).

-cyaḥ 1 A lover, husband.

2) Rice.

-cyam 1 A tonic.

2) Sochal salt.

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

Rucya (रुच्य).—mfn.

(-cyaḥ-cyā-cyaṃ) 1. Beautiful, pleasing. 2. Stomachic, tonic. m.

(-cyaḥ) A husband, a lover. n.

(-cyaṃ) A digestive, a tonic. E. ruc to please, aff. kyap .

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

Rucya (रुच्य).—[adjective] splendid, beautiful.

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

1) Rucya (रुच्य):—[from ruc] mf(ā)n. bright, radiant, beautiful, pleasing, [Naiṣadha-carita]

2) [v.s. ...] giving an appetite, tonic, [Suśruta; Bhāvaprakāśa]

3) [v.s. ...] m. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) a lover, husband

4) [v.s. ...] Strychnos Potatorum

5) [v.s. ...] Aegle Marmelos

6) [v.s. ...] rice

7) Rucyā (रुच्या):—[from rucya > ruc] f. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) black cumin

8) [v.s. ...] a species of cucumber

9) Rucya (रुच्य):—[from ruc] n. a kind of tonic, [Horace H. Wilson]

10) [v.s. ...] sochal salt, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Rucya (रुच्य):—[(cyaḥ-cyā-cyaṃ) a.] Beautiful. m. A lover, a husband. n. A tonic.

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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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