Phusa, Phūsa: 4 definitions


Phusa means something in Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Foos.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

phūsa (फूस).—f Secret instigation or encouragement (to evil); clandestine assurance of support or connivance (esp. of one of whom it is the business to check or punish). v dē, lāva, miḷa. 2 An opportunity, an occasion, i. e. a moment of slackness or remissness; a vacant interval or season. v dē, phāva, miḷa, sāmpaḍa, hō. Ex. pantōjīcī najara jarā cukalī kīṃ pōrāṃlā phūsa sāmpaḍalī; buḍī māratāṃ bhāmaṭyālā phūsa sāmpaḍalī. 3 m n Rubbish, trash, trumpery; any light and worthless material or substance, or any idle action or speech. 4 m The fungous abortion within a cocoanut or palmyra-fruit.

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phūsa (फूस).—a (Commonly phusakā q. v.) Softly brittle: also unsubstantial, unsolid, pithless &c.

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phūsa (फूस).—interj With a phūsa! See under phusa-kaṇa-kana &c.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

phūsa (फूस).—f Secret instigation or encourage- ment. An opportunity.

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phūsa (फूस).—a Softly brittle.

context information

Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Phusa (फुस):—(nf) a whispering or hissing sound; ~[phusa] whisper: •[karanā] see [phusaphusānā; 0karake]; silently, in a very low tone or hushed voice; in a whisper.

2) Phūsa (फूस) [Also spelled foos]:—(nm) straw, hay.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Phusa (फुस) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Bhram.

2) Phusa (फुस) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Mṛj.

3) Phusa (फुस) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Spṛś.

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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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