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From Proto-Indo-Aryan *ráwćatay, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *ráwčatay, from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (white, light, bright). Cognate with Avestan 𐬭𐬀𐬊𐬗𐬀𐬥𐬙-(raocant-, shining), 𐬭𐬀𐬊𐬗𐬀𐬵‎(raocah‎, light), Ancient Greek λευκός (leukós), Latin lūx, Old English lēoht (whence English light).



रोचते (rócate) (root रुच्, class 1, type A) (Vedic ráucatai)

  1. to shine, be bright or radiant or resplendent
  2. (only in perfect tense parasmai-pada) to make bright or resplendent
  3. to be splendid or beautiful or good
  4. to be agreeable to, please (+dative or genitive)
  5. to be pleased with, like (+accusative)
  6. to be desirous of, long for (+dative)
  7. (causative) to cause to shine
  8. (causative) to enlighten, illuminate, make bright
  9. (causative) to make pleasant or beautiful
  10. (causative) to cause any one (accusative) to long for anything (dative)
  11. (causative) to find pleasure in, like, approve, deem anything right (+ accusative or infinitive)
  12. (causative) to choose as (double accusative)
  13. (causative) to purpose, intend
  14. (passive) to be pleasant or agreeable to (+dative)
  15. (intensive) to shine bright