Phusa, aka: Phūsa; 2 Definition(s)


Phusa means something in Marathi. 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.

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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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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phūsa (फूस).—a Softly brittle.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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phusa-kana-kaṇa-kara-dinī-diśīṃ (फुस-कन-कण-कर-दिनी-दिशीं).—ad Imit. of the sound of weak, flims...
phusaphuśīta (फुसफुशीत).—a Soft, brittle. Loose and yielding.
phusaphusaṇēṃ (फुसफुसणें).—v t To hiss or spit. To snap at petulantly. To whisper. To whimper.
phusakaṭa (फुसकट).—n Chaff, husks.
phuśārakī (फुशारकी) [or phuśārī, or फुशारी].—f Empty swleling and bragging. Vain ostentation.
phusakī (फुसकी).—f phusakulī f Soft crepitation. Soft scandal; whispered calumny.
phusakā (फुसका).—a phusakāpurī a phusakulā a Feeble, brittle, crumbling, hollow, empty. Ex. phu...
phusakaṇēṃ (फुसकणें).—v i (phusa!) To break or part with a soft noise--cord, thread, a stick. 2...
phūsaphāsa (फूसफास).—a (phūsa by redup.) Light, empty, hollow, flimsy, feeble, worthless;--used...
phusakulī (फुसकुली).—f (phusa!) A soft crepitation. v māra, sōḍa. 2 fig. A covert and cutting i...
husūka (हुसूक).—f (Imit. hussa!) The hissing off (as of a priming, or of a train without the ex...
phusakārā (फुसकारा).—m (phusa!) Hissing or spitting (as of a snake, cat &c.) 2 Blowing, puffing...

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