Dusaka, Dūsaka, Dūṣaka, Dushaka: 10 definitions


Dusaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Dūṣaka can be transliterated into English as Dusaka or Dushaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I

Dūṣaka (दूषक)—Sanskrit word for a bird. Another name for this bird might be laṭṭūṣaka (ladūṣaka or laṭūṣaka). This animal is from the group called Pratuda (which peck). Pratuda itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Jāṅghala (living in high ground and in a jungle).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dūsaka : (adj.) one who defiles or defames; corrupting; spoiling.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Dūsaka, (adj.-n.) (Sk. dūṣaka) corrupting, disgracing, one who defiles or defames; a robber, rebel A.V, 71 (bhikkhunī°); J.II, 270; IV, 495; Sn.89 (kula° one who spoils the reputation of the clan); DhA.II, 23 (kuṭi° an incendiary); Miln.20 (pantha°). As dussaka at J.V, 113 (kamma°); SnA. 287 (mitta°, v. l. B. for dūbhaka).—panthadūsaka a highwayman Miln.290.—f. dūsikā J.III, 179 (also as dūsiyā=dosakārikā); harmless Sn.312 (see a°). (Page 328)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dūṣaka (दूषक).—a (S) That which blames; or which sullies, stains, defiles, injures.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

dūṣaka (दूषक).—a That which blames; or which sullies, stains.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dūṣaka (दूषक).—a. (-ṣikā f.) [दुष्-णिच्-ण्वुल् (duṣ-ṇic-ṇvul)]

1) Corrupting, polluting, vitiating, defiling, spoiling; कौ युवां मुनिदूषकौ (kau yuvāṃ munidūṣakau) Rām.3.2.12.

2) Violating, dishonouring, seducing; राज्ञः शासनदूषकैः (rājñaḥ śāsanadūṣakaiḥ) Mk.9.41.

3) Offending, trespassing, guilty.

4) Disfiguring.

5) Sinful, wicked (as an action).

6) Irreligious; यः पुरुषाणां हि दूषकः (yaḥ puruṣāṇāṃ hi dūṣakaḥ) Rām.4.38. 26.

-kaḥ 1 A seducer, a corrupter.

2) Any infamous or wicked person.

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Dūṣaka (दूषक).—&c. See under दुष् (duṣ).

See also (synonyms): dūṣaṇa, dūṣya.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dūṣaka (दूषक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) 1. Ill, low, contemptible, infamous. 2. Spoiling, corrupting, contaminating, who or what does so. E. duṣ to be vile, affixes ṇic and ṇvul .

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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