Rusha, Ruṣā, Rūṣa: 9 definitions

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Rusha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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 Ruṣā and Rūṣa can be transliterated into English as Rusa or Rusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ruṣā (रुषा) [=Ruṣ?] refers to “fury”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.23 (“Attempt of Himavat to dissuade Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Pārvatī said to her parents and others: “O father, O mother, O kinsmen, have all of you forgotten what I had said formerly. Even now listen to my vow. This great God by whom Kāma has been burnt in fury [i.e., ruṣā] is detached (you say). I shall propitiate him, by means of penance. He is favourably disposed to His devotees. All of you please go to your respective abodes with delight. He will certainly be pleased. You need not be anxious over. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Ruṣā (रुषा).—A consort of Sūrya.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 13. 80.

1b) A R. of the Ketumālā continent.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 44. 22; 47. 43.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Rusha in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Cymbopogon martini (Roxb.) W.Watson from the Poaceae (Grass) family having the following synonyms: Andropogon martini, Cymbopogon motia, Gymnanthelia martini. For the possible medicinal usage of rusha, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Rusa in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Streblus asper Lour. from the Moraceae (Mulberry) family.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Rusa in India is the name of a plant defined with Justicia adhatoda in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Adhatoda adhatoda (L.) Huth, nom. inval., tautonym (among others).

2) Rusa is also identified with Streblus asper It has the synonym Diplothorax tonkinensis Gagnep. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France (1928)
· Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany (1899)
· Bangladesh Journal of Botany (1990)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1992)
· Historia et Commentationes Academiae Electoralis Scientiarum et Elegantiorum Literarum Theodoro-Palatinae (1790)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Rusa, for example pregnancy safety, health benefits, diet and recipes, chemical composition, extract dosage, side effects, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ruṣā (रुषा).—f. Anger, wrath, rage; निर्बन्धसंजातरुषा (nirbandhasaṃjātaruṣā) R.5.21; प्रह्वेष्वनिर्बन्धरुषो हि सन्तः (prahveṣvanirbandharuṣo hi santaḥ) 16.8;19.2.

See also (synonyms): ruṣ.

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Rūṣa (रूष).—a. Bitter and sour.

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

Ruṣā (रुषा).—[feminine] (only —°) = [preceding]

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

1) Ruṣā (रुषा):—[from ruṣ] f. = ruṣ 2 (mostly ifc.)

2) Rūṣa (रूष):—[from rūṣ] m. bitter and sour taste, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] mf(ā)n. bitter and sour, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. rūkṣa).

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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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