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From the root अर्च् (arc, to shine, praise), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁erkʷ (to praise). Cognate with Old Armenian երգ (erg, song), Tocharian A yärk, Tocharian B yarke (worship, veneration).


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


ऋच् (ṛc)

  1. Alternative form of अर्च् (arc)


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