Ruka: 10 definitions


Ruka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, biology. 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Ruka in India is the name of a plant defined with Saussurea costus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Aucklandia lappa Decne. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Fl. Yunnan. (2003)
· Transactions of the Linnean Society of (1845)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Botanicheskii Zhurnal (1964)
· Compositae Indicae (1876)
· Annals and Magazine of Natural History (1841)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Ruka, for example side effects, pregnancy safety, chemical composition, health benefits, diet and recipes, extract dosage, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Ruka, in cpd. aḍḍha° at Vin. II, 134, referring to the shape of a beard, is doubtful. The v. l. is “duka. ” Could it correspond to Vedic rukma (a certain ornament worn on the chest)? (Page 571)

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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

rukā (रुका) [or रुक्का, rukkā].—m The twelfth part of an aṇa. 2 A measure of land,--five bighas, and in some parts of the country, ten, and in some others, eight, and two and a half, and in some twenty.

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

rukā (रुका) [-kkā, -क्का].—m The 12th part of an ânâ. A measure of land.

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rukā (रुका).—m Assent or consent.

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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

Ruka (रुक).—a. Liberal, bountiful.

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

Ruka (रुक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A liberal man.

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

Ruka (रुक):—mfn. liberal, bountiful, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Ruka (रुक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A liberal man.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ruka in German

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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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