Hutasha, Hutāśa, Huta-asha: 11 definitions


Hutasha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. 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 Hutāśa can be transliterated into English as Hutasa or Hutasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

1) Hutāśa (हुताश) (Cf. Hutāśavṛtti) refers to “fire”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 3), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If at rising and setting the sun should be hid by clouds of the shape of implements of war, he will bring on strife; if these clouds should appear like a deer, a buffalo, a bird, an ass or a young camel, mankind will be afflicted with fears. The planets, when subjected to the hot rays of the sun are freed from their impurities just as gold is purified by the action of the fire [i.e., hutāśa]”.

2) Hutāśa (हुताश) is another name for Agni, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 15) (“On the nakṣatras—‘asterisms’”).—Accordingly, “Those who are born on the lunar day of Viśākhā will grow trees yielding red flowers and red fruits; be dealers in gingelly seeds, beans, cotton, black gram and chick peas and worshippers of Indra and Agni (purandara-hutāśa-bhakta). [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Hutāśa (हुताश) refers to “fire”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Also, as gold with impurities becomes pure through fire (hutāśa), in like manner this living soul, being heated by the fire of asceticism, [becomes pure]. Astonishingly , external [and] internal asceticism is undergone by honourable mendicants who are wise [and] alarmed by the continuous series of births [in the cycle of rebirth]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Hutasa in India is the name of a plant defined with Plumbago zeylanica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Plumbago rosea L. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Prodr. Fl. SW. Afr. (1967)
· Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden (1985)
· Flora of Southern Africa (1963)
· Taxon (1979)
· Fontqueria (1987)
· Flora of Tropical East Africa, Plumbaginaceae (1976)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hutāśa (हुताश).—

1) fire.

2) Name of the number 'three'.

3) Plumbago Ceylanica (Mar. citraka).

Derivable forms: hutāśaḥ (हुताशः).

Hutāśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms huta and aśa (अश).

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Hutāśa (हुताश).—fire; प्रदक्षिणीकृत्य हुतं हुताशम् (pradakṣiṇīkṛtya hutaṃ hutāśam) R. 2.71.

Derivable forms: hutāśaḥ (हुताशः).

Hutāśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms huta and āśa (आश).

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

Hutāśa (हुताश).—m.

(-śaḥ) Fire or its deity Agni. E. huta an oblation, aśa who eats.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Hutāśa (हुताश).—i. e. huta- 2. aś + a, m. Fire, [Johnson's Selections from the Mahābhārata.] 22, 111.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Hutāśa (हुताश).—[masculine] = hutabhuj.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Hutāśa (हुताश):—[from huta > hu] m. obl°-eater, fire, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Name of the number ‘three’ [Gaṇitādhyāya]

3) [v.s. ...] Plumbago Ceylanica, [Suśruta]

4) [v.s. ...] fear, alarm (?), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Hutāśa (हुताश):—[hutā+śa] (śaḥ) 1. m. Agni or fire.

[Sanskrit to German]

Hutasha in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Hutāśa (ಹುತಾಶ):—

1) [noun] the sacrificial fire (or Agni, the Fire-God) who receives (or consumes) the oblations given in sacrifices.

2) [noun] the plant Plumbago zeylanica of Plumbaginaceae family.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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