Ruyyaka: 4 definitions


Ruyyaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: Mankhaka a sanskrit literary genius

Ruyyaka (रुय्यक) was a renowned rhetorician and preceptor of Maṅkhaka (or Maṅkha or Maṅkhuka): the author of the Śrīkaṇṭhacarita and the Maṅkhakośa.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ruyyaka (रुय्यक).—(rucika) A Sanskrit playwright who lived in the 12th century. He has another name 'Rucika' also. The book of criticism called "Alaṅkārasarvasva" is written by him. He was the teacher of Maṅkha, the author of Śrīkaṇṭhacarita'. Some are of opinion that Ruyyaka had written only the Sūtras in the book 'Alaṅkārasarvasva' and that the gloss or commentary was given by Maṅkha. Some of the other works of Rucika are Sahṛdayalīlā, Alaṅkārānusaraṇī etc.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Ruyyaka (रुय्यक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—See Rucaka.

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

Ruyyaka (रुय्यक):—m. Name of a teacher ([varia lectio] for rucaka), [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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