Gandusa, aka: Gaṇḍūsa, Gaṇḍusa, Gaṇḍūṣa, Gaṇḍūṣā, Gandusha; 5 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Gaṇḍūṣa and Gaṇḍūṣā can be transliterated into English as Gandusa or Gandusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


Gaṇḍūṣa (गण्डूष).—A son of Śūra and a brother of Vasudeva; Issueless adopted Cārūdeṣṇa and Sāmbha, sons of Kṛṣṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 150 and 191: Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 148, 188. Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 30.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

gaṇḍūsa : (m.) a mouthful.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Gaṇḍusa, (cp. Sk. gaṇḍūṣa) a mouthful J.I, 249 (khīra°). (Page 241)

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

Marathi-English dictionary

gaṇḍūṣa (गंडूष).—m (S) A mouthful of water taken to gargle or rinse. v ghē. 2 Such gargling or rinsing. v kara.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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.

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gaṇḍūṣa (गण्डूष) or Gaṇḍūṣā (गण्डूषा).—

1) A mouthful, handful (of water); गजाय गण्डूषजलं करेणुः (gajāya gaṇḍūṣajalaṃ kareṇuḥ) (dadau) Ku.3.37; U.3.16; Māl. 9.34; गण्डूषजलमात्रेण शफरी फर्फरायते (gaṇḍūṣajalamātreṇa śapharī pharpharāyate) Udb.

2) The tip of an elephant's trunk; Mātaṅga L.

3) A mouthful, handful in general.

4) A kind of liquor (madya); पलाण्डु- गण्डूषयुतान् खादन्ती चैडकान्बहून (palāṇḍu- gaṇḍūṣayutān khādantī caiḍakānbahūna) Mb.8.44.28.

-gaṇḍūṣīkṛ To swallow in one draught; तस्य जह्नुः सुतो गङ्गां गण्डूषीकृत्य योऽपिबत् (tasya jahnuḥ suto gaṅgāṃ gaṇḍūṣīkṛtya yo'pibat) Bhāg.9.15.3.

Derivable forms: gaṇḍūṣaḥ (गण्डूषः).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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