Kausheya, Kauśēya, Kauśeya, Kauṣeya: 10 definitions



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The Sanskrit terms Kauśēya and Kauśeya and Kauṣeya can be transliterated into English as Kauseya or Kausheya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Kauśeya (कौशेय) refers to a kind of silk, which is mentioned in verse 3.13 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] Having thereupon bathed according to ritual—with the oil removed by an astringent—,rubbed (one’s body) with musk-charged saffron, (and) fumigated (oneself) with aloe-wood one shall (at last) turn to [...] fresh victuals, lard, (and) sesame-oil; (besides), to tepid water for purification (and) a bed covered with a quilt, hide, and silk [viz., kauśeya], ramie, or goat’s-hair sheet [...]”.

Note: Kauśeya is “a kind of silk made of threads obtained from the cocoons of the silkworm”—(kṛmikośotthatantunirmītaḥ paṭṭaviśeṣaḥ Indu). The Tibetan has dar sogs bgo (“silk-dress or the like”) instead.—daṅ in NP and sog in N are suspect.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kauśēya (कौशेय).—a S Silken.

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

kauśēya (कौशेय).—a Silken.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kauśeya (कौशेय) or Kauṣeya (कौषेय).—a. [kośe saṃbhūtam or kośasya vikāraḥ ḍhañ P.IV.3.42; Vārt.1] Silk, silken; कौशेयान्यथ तार्णानि (kauśeyānyatha tārṇāni) ... Śiva. B.3.21.

-yam 1 Silk; कौशेयं कृमिजं सुवर्ण- मुपलादिन्दीवरं गोमयम् (kauśeyaṃ kṛmijaṃ suvarṇa- mupalādindīvaraṃ gomayam) | Pt.1.94.

2) A silken cloth in general; Ms.5.12.

3) A woman's lower garment of silk; निर्नाभि कौशेयमुपात्तबाणमभ्यङ्गनेपथ्यमलंचकार (nirnābhi kauśeyamupāttabāṇamabhyaṅganepathyamalaṃcakāra) Ku.7.7; विद्युद्गणकौशेयः (vidyudgaṇakauśeyaḥ) Mk.5.3; Ṛs.5.8.

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

Kauśeya (कौशेय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yī-yaṃ) Silken, of silk. n.

(-yaṃ) 1. Silk. 2. A silk petticoat or trowsers; a woman’s lower garment of silk. E. kośa or koṣa the cocoon, and ḍhak affix; also kauṣeya.

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Kauṣeya (कौषेय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yī-yaṃ) Silken: see kauśeya.

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

Kauśeya (कौशेय).—i. e. kośa + eya, also kauṣeya kauṣeya, I. adj. Silken, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 32, 16. Ii. n. Silken stuff, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 120.

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Kauṣeya (कौषेय).—kauṣeya; see kauśeya.

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

Kauśeya (कौशेय).—[adjective] silken; [neuter] silk, a silk cloth.

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

1) Kauśeya (कौशेय):—[from kauśa] a mfn. silken, [Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] n. silk, silk cloth, silk petticoat or trousers, a woman’s lower garments of silk, [Pāṇini 4-3, 42; Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a locality, [Romakasiddhānta]

4) b yaka See 2. kauśa.

5) Kauṣeya (कौषेय):—m. ([from] koṣa), Name of a Ṛṣi, [Rāmāyaṇa vii, 1, 4]

6) also [varia lectio] for kauśeya (q.v.), [Rāmāyaṇa iii, iv; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa xv, 27.]

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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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