Rukma: 8 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Rukma (रुक्म).—A son of Rucaka.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 35.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Rukma (रुक्म) in the Rigveda denotes an ornament, probably of gold, usually worn on the breast. Being in several passages used of the sun, it probably had the form of a disk. In the Brāhmaṇas it designates a gold plate. See also Rajata.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Rukma (रुक्‍म): Elder brother of Rukmani, Heir apparent to the throne of Vidarbha. When defeated by Balarama and Krishna he established a new city Bhojakata, ashamed to return to Kundinapura, the capital of Vidarbha, and ruled over it.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rukma (रुक्म).—a. [ruc-man ni° kutvam Uṇ.1.135]

1) Bright, radiant.

2) Golden; गरुडो रुक्मपक्षो वै (garuḍo rukmapakṣo vai) Rām.1.14.29.

-kmaḥ 1 A golden ornament; परितश्च धौतमुखरुक्मविलसत् (paritaśca dhautamukharukmavilasat) Śi.15.78.

2) A thorn-apple.

-kmam 1 Gold; निक्षेपस्याप- हरणं (nikṣepasyāpa- haraṇaṃ) ...... रुक्मस्तेयसमं स्मृतम् (rukmasteyasamaṃ smṛtam) Ms.11.57.

2) Iron.

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

Rukma (रुक्म).—n.

(-kmaṃ) 1. Gold. 2. Iron. f.

(-kmā) Bright. E. ruc to shine, Unadi aff. mak .

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

Rukma (रुक्म).—i. e. ruc + ma, I. adj. Clear, bright. Ii. n. (ved. m., Chr. 293, 2 = [Rigveda.] i. 88, 2). 1. Gold. 2. Iron. Iii. m. A golden chain, Chr. 290, 4 = [Rigveda.] i. 64, 4.

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

Rukma (रुक्म).—[masculine] ([neuter]) ornament of gold; [neuter] gold.

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

1) Rukma (रुक्म):—a rukmin See next page.

2) [from ruc] b m. ‘what is bright or radiant’, an ornament of gold, golden chain or disc, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda] (here n.), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa; ???]

3) [v.s. ...] Mesua Roxburghii, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] the thorn-apple, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Rucaka, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] n. gold, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] iron, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] a kind of collyrium, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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