Kush, Kuṣ: 11 definitions


Kush means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, 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 Kuṣ can be transliterated into English as Kus or Kush, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kush [কুশ] in the Assamese language is the name of a plant identified with Desmostachya bipinnata (L.) Stapf from the Poaceae (Grass) family having the following synonyms: Uniola bipinnata, Poa cynosuriodes, Eragrostis cynosuroides. For the possible medicinal usage of kush, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Kush [কুশ] in the Bengali language, ibid. previous identification.

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

1) Kus in India is the name of a plant defined with Desmostachya bipinnata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Coelachyrum longiglume Napper (among others).

2) Kus is also identified with Saccharum spontaneum It has the synonym Imperata spontanea (L.) P. Beauv. (etc.).

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

· Cytologia (1990)
· Kongel. Danske Vidensk. Selsk. Naturvidensk. Math. Afh. (1828)
· Enumeratio Plantarum Zeylaniae (1864)
· Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy. Part B, Biological Sciences (1985)
· Flora (1855)
· Cytologia (1991)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kus, for example chemical composition, pregnancy safety, health benefits, side effects, extract dosage, diet and recipes, have a look at these references.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuṣ (कुष्).—9 P. (kuṣṇāti, kuṣita)

1) To tear, extract, pull or draw out; शिवाः कुष्णन्ति मांसानि (śivāḥ kuṣṇanti māṃsāni) Bhaṭṭikāvya 18.12;17.8; कुषित्वा जगतां सारं सैका शङ्के कृता भुवि (kuṣitvā jagatāṃ sāraṃ saikā śaṅke kṛtā bhuvi) 7.95.

2) To test, examine.

3) To shine.

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Kus (कुस्).—4 P. (kusyati, kusita)

1) To embrace.

2) To surround.

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Kus (कुस्).—m. An earth-worm.

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

Kuś (कुश्).—[(ira)kuśira] r. 4th cl. (kuśyati) 1. To embrace, to enfold. 2. To take out or from. (i)kuśi r. 1st and 10th cls. (kuṃśati kuṃśayati) To shine: see kusa.

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Kuṣ (कुष्).—[kuṣa] r. 9th cl. (kuṣṇāti) 1. To expel, to force or draw out, to extract. 2. To test, to assay. 3. To shine. With ava to prove, to display; with nira to extract.

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Kus (कुस्).—[(ira)kusira] r. 4th cl. (kusyati) To embrace. (i) kusi r. 1st and 10th cls. (kuṃsati, kuṃsayati) 1. To shine. 2. To talk.

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

Kuś (कुश्).—v. r.; see kus.

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Kuṣ (कुष्).— (akin to kṛṣ, and based on karṣ), ii. 9, kuṣṇā, ṇī, [Parasmaipada.] (also i. 6, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 16, 10), 1. To tear, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 16, 10. 2. † To draw out.

— With the prep. abhi abhi, To pull, [Suśruta] 2, 145, 2.

— With nis nis, To tear out (i. 6), [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 5, 26, 19; niṣkuṣita, Torn out, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 7, 47.

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Kus (कुस्).—also kuś KuŚ, i. 4, [Parasmaipada.] To embrace.

— Cf. for , ep. fut. , etc.

— [Old High German.] cus, kussian; [Anglo-Saxon.] coss, cyssan, belong rather to juṣ.

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

Kuṣ (कुष्).—kuṣṇāti & kuṣati [participle] kuṣita pinch, tear, gnaw, knead.

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

1) Kuś (कुश्):—[class] 4. [Parasmaipada] kuśyati, to embrace, enfold, [Dhātupāṭha xxvi, 109] ([varia lectio] kus).

2) Kuṣ (कुष्):—[class] 9. [Parasmaipada] kuṣṇāti ([indeclinable participle] kuṣitvā, [Pāṇini 1-2, 7]; [Aorist] akoṣīt, [Pāṇini [Scholiast or Commentator]]),

2) —to tear asunder, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya];

2) —to pinch, [Caraka i, 8; Viṣṇu-purāṇa iii, 12, 9];

2) —to force or draw out, extract, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya];

2) —to knead [commentator or commentary] on [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra] (perf. p. kuṣita);

2) —to test, examine (?);

2) —to shine (?) : [class] 6. kuṣati, to gnaw, nibble, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa iii, 16, 10] :—[Passive voice] kuṣyati and te, ‘to weigh, balance’ ([Boehtlingk’s Sanskrit-Woerterbuch in kuerzerer fassung]), [Pāṇini 3-1, 90.]

3) Kus (कुस्):—[varia lectio] for √kuś q.v.

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

1) Kuś (कुश्):—[(i-ya-ra) kuśyati] 4. a. To embrace; to take away (ki, i) kuṃśati kuṃśayati 1. 10. a. To shine.

2) Kuṣ (कुष्):—(ga) kuṣṇāti 9. a. To expel; to test; to shine. With ava to prove; with nira to extract.

3) Kus (कुस्):—(ya, ira) kusyati 4. a. To embrace. (i, ki) kuṃsati kuṃsayati 1. 10. a. To shine, to talk.

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Kush 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kush in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a sort of sacrificial grass—Doa cynosuroides..—kush (कुश) is alternatively transliterated as Kuśa.

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