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रुचि (rúcif

  1. light, lustre, splendour, beauty
  2. colour
  3. liking, taste, relish, pleasure, appetite, zest
  4. (at the end of a compound) taking pleasure in, desirous of, longing for; with locative, प्रति (prati) infinitive or compound
    ruciṃ-√dā or rucaye-√bhūto please
    rucim ā-√vah, with datative — to excite a desire for
    रुच्या (rucyā) or स्वरुच्या (sva-rucyā) — at pleasure, at will
  5. a kind of coitus
  6. a kind of pigment (= रोचना (rocanā))
  7. name of an Apsaras
  8. name of the wife of Devaśarman


Proper noun[edit]

रुचि (rúcif

  1. name of a Prajā-pati (the husband of Ākūti and father of Yajña or Su-yajña and of Manu Raucya)
  2. name of a son of Viśvāmitra
  3. name of a king


रुचि (rúci)

  1. pleasant, agreeable (= रुचिर (rucira))


  • 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 0882