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 • (ṛ́c) f
- 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)
- sacred text
- the collection of the ṛc verses, i.e. the Rigveda
- the text of the Pūrvatāpanīya
ऋच् • (ṛc)
- Alternative form of