Kusida, Kusīda, Kushida, Kuśīda, Kuṣīda, Kusīdā: 14 definitions


Kusida means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 terms Kuśīda and Kuṣīda can be transliterated into English as Kusida or Kushida, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Kusīda (कुसीद) refers to “capital investment”. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (See the Manubhāṣya 8.151)

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Kusīda (कुसीद).—A sage belonging to the order of Vyāsa’s disciples. (Bhāgavata 12th Skandha).

2) Kusīda (कुसीद).—To live on the interest of money lent to others. Agriculture, breeding of cows, commerce and Kusīda are the professions ordained for brahmins in emergency. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 152).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kusīda (कुसीद).—(Kuśīdi, Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa) a pupil of Pauṣyañji; learnt a hundred Sāma samhitās.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 6. 79; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 40.
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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Kusida (कुसिद) refers to “laziness”, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter L.—Accordingly, “[...] the Bodhisattva-Mahāsattva who wishes to not produce thoughts of avarice, immorality, malice, laziness (kusida), distraction or false wisdom should practice the perfection of wisdom”.—The lazy man (kusida) cannot realize worldly deeds; how then would he realize supreme complete enlightenment? When pieces of wood (araṇi) are rubbed together to make fire and if in this process one is interrupted many times, one never gets a fire made.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuśīda (कुशीद).—Usury; see कुसी (kusī).

Derivable forms: kuśīdam (कुशीदम्).

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Kuṣīda (कुषीद).—a. Indifferent, inert.

-dam Usury.

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Kusīda (कुसीद) or Kusida (कुसिद).—a. Lazy, slothful.

-daḥ (also written as kuśī-ṣī-da) A monkey-lender, usurer; Mahābhārata 4.29.

-dam 1 Any loan or thing lent to be repaid with interest.

2) Lending money, usury, the profession of usury; कुसीदाद् दारिद्र्यं परकरगतग्रन्थिशमनात् (kusīdād dāridryaṃ parakaragatagranthiśamanāt) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.11; Ms. 1.9;8.41; Y.1.119.

3) Red sandal wood.

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Kusīdā (कुसीदा).—A female usurer.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kuśīda (कुशीद).—see kusīda.

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Kusīda (कुसीद) or Kuśīda.—(1) adj. (compare kusīda, TS, rendered inert, Keith; = Pali kusīta; compare akuśīda-, kau- sīdya), slothful. The meaning of this essentially Pali-[Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] word is made clear by collocations like Mahāvastu iii.436.6 kuśīdo hīnavīryavān; Bodhisattvabhūmi 182.26 na kusīdo…na hīnavīryo; Gaṇḍavyūha 220.7 kusīda-nyasta-prayogān sattvān; and see s.v. kausīdya. The spelling with ś seems to be always found in Mahāvastu (i.79.11; ii.93.5, 16; 220.16), and occurs also Lalitavistara 35.4; Avadāna-śataka ii.107.3 (mss., Speyer em. to s); Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 18.7; 34.8; Śikṣāsamuccaya 52.6; so also most mss. Sukhāvatīvyūha 74.3 (ed. s); otherwise with s, Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 27.7; 203.11 hīnādhimuktāś ca kusīdarūpā; Avadāna-śataka i.15.15 ff.; 216.1; Śikṣāsamuccaya 50.17; 275.4; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 73.12; (2) noun, m. or nt., sloth (not so recorded in Pali; = kausīdya), clearly in Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 35.13 (verse) lābhābhibhūtasya kusīda (n. sg.) vardhate, kusīdabhūtasya praṇaṣṭa śraddhā; perhaps also in Gaṇḍavyūha 220.7, above.

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

Kuśīda (कुशीद).—n.

(-daṃ) 1. The profession of usury. 2. Red saunders: see kusīda.

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Kuṣīda (कुषीद).—mfn.

(-daḥ-dā-daṃ) Indifferent, apathetic, inert. n.

(-daṃ) Usury: see kusīda E. ku vile, ṣad to move, &c, ac aff.

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Kusīda (कुसीद).—n.

(-daṃ) 1. Usury, the profession of usury. 2. Any loan of thing lent to be repaid with interest. mfn.

(-daḥ-dā-daṃ) 1. A money lender. 2. Slothful, inert. E. kus to embrace, īda Unadi affix; or ku bad, and ṣad to go, affix ac.

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

Kuśīda (कुशीद).—kuśīda; see kusīda.

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Kusīda (कुसीद).—probably ku-sad + a (from the base of the pres. sīda), n. Usury, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 12; with ś for s: kuśīda, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 410.

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

Kusīda (कुसीद).—[adjective] lazy, inert; [neuter] lending money, loan; also = kusīdapatha & kusīdavṛddhi.

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

1) Kuśīda (कुशीद):—[from kuśīti] m. idem, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa xii, 6, 79]

2) [v.s. ...] (See kusīda and kusīdin.)

3) Kuṣīda (कुषीद):—mfn. indifferent, apathetic, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) n. for kusīda q.v., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Kusida (कुसिद):—[from kusita] m. idem, [Pāṇini 4-1, 37.]

6) Kusīda (कुसीद):—mfn. ([from] 1. ku and √sad?; cf. kuṣīda), lazy, inert (?), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā vii]

7) n. any loan or thing lent to be repaid with interest, lending money upon interest, usury, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā iii; Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa; Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Pāṇini] etc.

8) red sandal wood, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) mf. a money-lender, usurer, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Kuśīda (कुशीद):—(daṃ) 1. n. The profession of usury; red saunders.

2) Kuṣīda (कुषीद):—(daṃ) 1. n. Usury. a. Indifferent, inert; apathetic.

3) Kusīda (कुसीद):—(daṃ) 1. n. Usury. m. Usurer.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kusida 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

Kusīda (ಕುಸೀದ):—

1) [noun] a lending of money on the condition that the person taken it would pay the interest on it.

2) [noun] one who lends money on interest.

3) [noun] a financial institution as a bank, that lends money on interest.

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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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