Linen; 1 Definition(s)

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Linen or Flax refers to a textile that was actively produced and exported in ancient India.—By the time trade with the Roman Empire reached its peak, India was a major exporter of textiles (eg., Linen), specially cotton and silk. India produced large quantities of coarser but very useful fabrics from fibres such as flax or linen (kṣauma, a plant widely cultivated for its linseed oil),

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Other Technologies: A Survey
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Kshauma
Kṣauma (क्षौम).—mfn. (-maḥ-mī-maṃ) Linen, made of linen, coverd with it, &c. f. (-mī) Lin o...
Khoma
khōmā (खोमा).—m A dint or bruise (as on a metal vessel).
Shana
Sāṇa (‘imperfect’) is a rare word. According to the Commentary of the Saṃyutta, it means, etymo...
Dardura
Dardura (दर्दुर) or Dadrula or Dardara or Dardula or Dradula.—adj. (all these spellings recorde...
Vikalpa
Vikalpa (विकल्प) refers to one of the 93 alaṃkāras (“figures of speech”) mentioned by Cirañjīva...
Atta
Aṭṭa (अट्ट).—m. (-ṭṭa) 1. A room on the top of the house; but it is also appliccable to other s...
Apamarga
Apāmārga (अपामार्ग).—m. (-rgaḥ) A plant, (Achyranthes aspera.) E. apa, mṛja to clean, with āṅ p...
Veshtaka
Veṣṭaka (वेष्टक).—mfn. (-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Surrounding, a surrounder, that which encompasses or enclo...
Adhyayana
Adhyayana (अध्ययन) is a title given to certain Brāhmaṇas attending or assisting upacāras and ar...
Kintana
kintāna (किंतान).—n A sort of hempen cloth or linen.
Sukhuma
Sukhuma (सुखुम).—adj. (= Pali id., AMg. suhuma; compare su- khama and § 3.114; MIndic for Sansk...
Bhangaka
Bhāṅgaka (भाङ्गक).—m. (-kaḥ) A ragged cloth.
Chita
Chita (छित).—a. See छात (chāta).
Khomadussa
Khomadussa (खोमदुस्स) is the name of ancient Śākya village in the vicinity of Kapilavatthu: an ...
Roja
rōja (रोज).—m A day. Wages for a day. ad Daily.--- OR --- rōjā (रोजा).—m Fast; religious abstin...

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