Kushaku, Kuṣāku: 3 definitions

Introduction

Kushaku means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Kuṣāku can be transliterated into English as Kusaku or Kushaku, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuṣāku (कुषाकु).—a.

1) Burning, scorching.

2) Vile, wicked, detestable.

-kuḥ 1 The sun.

2) Fire.

3) An ape, monkey.

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

Kuṣāku (कुषाकु).—mfn. (-kuḥ-kuḥ-ku) 1. Burning, scorching, inflaming. 2. Wicked, detestable. m.

(-kuḥ) 1. A monkey. 2. The sun. 3. Fire. E. kuṣ to shine, kāku Unadi affix; also kaṣāku.

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

1) Kuṣāku (कुषाकु):—mfn. burning, scorching, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) wicked, detestable, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) m. (= kaṣ) fire, [Uṇādi-sūtra iii, 76]

4) the sun, [ib.]

5) a monkey, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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