Kushi, Kusi, Kuśi: 7 definitions

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Kushi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Kuśi can be transliterated into English as Kusi or Kushi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kuśi (कुशि).—A son of Bali.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 83.
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Kusi, (nt.) one of the four cross seams of the robe of a bhikkhu Vin. I, 287; II, 177; and aḍḍha° intermediate cross seam ibid. See Bdhgh’s note in Vin. Texts II. 208. (Page 224)

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Kuśī (कुशी):—[from kuśa] f. (= kuśā) a small pin (used as a mark in recitation and consisting of wood [Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā iv] or of metal [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa i; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa iii])

2) [v.s. ...] a ploughshare, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a pod of cotton, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Kuśi (कुशि):—[from kuśa] a (in [compound] for kuśin).

5) b m. an owl, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kuśī (कुशी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kusī.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kushi 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Kusī (कुसी) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kuśī.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kuśi (ಕುಶಿ):—

1) [noun] iron that is shaped by hammering or beating while it is hot.

2) [noun] the share or cutting blade of a plough; a plough-share.

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Kuśi (ಕುಶಿ):—[noun] joy; delight; entertainment; amusement.

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Kuṣi (ಕುಷಿ):—[noun] joy; delight; entertainment; amusement.

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Kusi (ಕುಸಿ):—

1) [verb] to be lowered in height, value, etc.; to shrink in size.

2) [verb] to lose strength; to become weak.

3) [verb] to retreat; to withdraw; to shrink back.

4) [verb] to sink, bend or curve, esp. in the middle, from weight or pressure; to sag.

5) [verb] to fall down or fall to pieces, as when supports or sides fail to hold; to collapse.

6) [verb] to cause to be lowered; to cause to shrink.

7) [verb] to oppose; to stall; to stop.

8) [verb] to draw out; to pick or pluck out; to pull out.

9) [verb] (math.) to find the product of by multiplication; to multiply.

10) [verb] to break down or fail suddenly in health or physical strength (as from a mental shock).

11) [verb] ಕುಸಿದು ಬೀಳು [kusidu bilu] kusidu bīḷu = ಕುಸಿಬೀಳು [kusibilu].

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Kusi (ಕುಸಿ):—

1) [noun] the act or an instance of falling down; a collapsing.

2) [noun] low spirits; gloominess; dejection; sadness; depression.

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Kusi (ಕುಸಿ):—

1) [noun] a sliding bar for preventing a door, gate, etc. from opening; a bolt.

2) [noun] a long-handled, cuplike spoon for dipping out liquids; a ladle.

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Kusi (ಕುಸಿ):—[noun] joy; delight; entertainment; amusement.

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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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