- splendour, light, brightness Snp.548 (su˚ very splendid; Snp-a.453 = sundara-sarīrappabha).
- inclination, liking, pleasure Pv-a.59 (˚ṃ uppādeti to find pleasure, to be satisfied)
■ aruci aversion, dislike Thig.472
■ ruci object of pleasure Ja.v.371
■ ruciyā (abl.) in the pleasure (of), by the liking (of) (cp. No. 3), in phrases attano ruciyā (attano citta-ruciyā: so read for ˚ruciyaṃ!); as one pleases, by one’s own free will, ad lib. Ja.i.106; Ja.iv.281; Pv-a.59 parassa r. pavattati to live by the pleasure (gratiâ) of somebody else, i.e. to be dependent on others DN-a.i.212
■ yathā ruciṃ according to liking or satisfaction fully, amply Mhvs.4, Mhvs.43; Mhvs.5, Mhvs.230; Pv-a.88, Pv-a.126, Pv-a.242.
- In dogmatic language used in the sense of “will” or “influence” in combination diṭṭhi, khanti, ruci one’s views indulgence & pleasure (= will), i.e. one’s intellectual emotional & volitional sphere, e.g. Vin.i.70; Snp.781 (without khanti, but see defn at Mnd.65); also with saddhā, anussavo, ākāraparivitakke, diṭṭhinijjhānakhanti MN.ii.170, MN.ii.218; MN.ii.234; contrasted with dhamma DN.iii.40; Vb.245 (in defn of “idha”: cp. same at Pts.i.176 and Cnd.145), Vb.325, Vb.328. aññatra ruciyā under the influence of someone else’s will SN.ii.115; SN.iv.138 See also bhāva 2a.
fr. ruc, cp. Vedic ruc (f.) light, Classic Sk. ruci in meaning “pleasure”