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From Sanskrit रुचि ‎(ruci).


रुचि ‎(rucif

  1. interest, taste (something that one is interested in)



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