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ऋच् (ṛ́cf

  1. praise, verse, especially a sacred verse recited in praise of a deity (as opposed to the सामन् (sāman) or verses which were sung and to the यजुस् (yajus) or sacrificial words, formularies , and verses which were muttered)
  2. sacred text
  3. the collection of the ṛc verses, i.e. the Rigveda
  4. the text of the Pūrvatāpanīya


  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 0225