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From Sanskrit रुचि (ruci).


रुचि (rucif

  1. interest, taste (something that one is interested in)
    मेरे भाई की रुचि साहित्य में हैmere bhāī kī ruci sāhitya mẽ haiMy brother has an interest in literature (lit. "the interest of my brother is in literature")



From रुच् (ruc)


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


Feminine i-stem declension of रुचि
Nom. sg. रुचिः (ruciḥ)
Gen. sg. रुच्याः / रुचेः (rucyāḥ / ruceḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative रुचिः (ruciḥ) रुची (rucī) रुचयः (rucayaḥ)
Vocative रुचे (ruce) रुची (rucī) रुचयः (rucayaḥ)
Accusative रुचिम् (rucim) रुची (rucī) रुचीः (rucīḥ)
Instrumental रुच्या (rucyā) रुचिभ्याम् (rucibhyām) रुचिभिः (rucibhiḥ)
Dative रुच्यै / रुचये (rucyai / rucaye) रुचिभ्याम् (rucibhyām) रुचिभ्यः (rucibhyaḥ)
Ablative रुच्याः / रुचेः (rucyāḥ / ruceḥ) रुचिभ्याम् (rucibhyām) रुचिभ्यः (rucibhyaḥ)
Genitive रुच्याः / रुचेः (rucyāḥ / ruceḥ) रुच्योः (rucyoḥ) रुचीनाम् (rucīnām)
Locative रुच्याम् / रुचौ (rucyām / rucau) रुच्योः (rucyoḥ) रुचिषु (ruciṣu)


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 (1898) A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 0882