Shailusha, Śailūṣa, Sailusha: 15 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Śailūṣa can be transliterated into English as Sailusa or Shailusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Śailūṣa (शैलूष) is a Sanskrit word referring to “one who makes a living by dancing”. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 4.214)

Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya

Śailūṣa (शैलूष) is defined in the Adipurāṇa as “an actor who is looking out for a living”. (See the Manubhāṣya verse 4.214)

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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)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śailūṣa (शैलूष).—A Gandharva. A class of Gandharvas is also known as "Śailūsas". Some references found in the Purāṇas concerning Śailūṣas are given below:—

(i) Śrī Rāma sent Bharata and completely destroyed the class of Gandharvas called Śailūṣas who were causing trouble on the shore of the eastern ocean. (Kamba Rāmāyaṇa, Uttara Kāṇḍa).

(ii) During the reign of Śrī Rāma, as ordered by him, Bharata killed with his shower of arrows, the wicked Gandharva named Śailūṣa and his three crores of sons who lived on the banks of the river Sindhu. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 11).

(iii) Rāvaṇa’s brother, Vibhīṣaṇa had married Saramā the daughter of a Śailūṣa Gandharva. (Uttara Rāmāyaṇa).

(iv) The Gandharva named Śailūṣa serves Kubera and remains in Kubera’s assembly. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 10, Verse 26).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śailūsa (शैलूस).—A tribe.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 7. 19.
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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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Śailūṣa (शैलूष) refers to an “actor”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Like an actor (śailūṣa) here on the stage, the embodied soul continually takes on individual characters [and] he abandons others. Sentient beings, inflamed by very intense pleasure [and] unsteady from affliction by wrong faith, wander about in a five-fold life that is difficult to be traversed”.

Synonyms: Naṭa.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Sailusa in India is the name of a plant defined with Aegle marmelos in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Feronia pellucida Roth (among others).

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

· Taxon (1979)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (2003)
· Pl. Coast Corom. (1798)
· Taxon (1981)
· Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (1800)

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śailūṣa (शैलूष).—m S A tumbler, ropedancer &c.: also a performer or actor generally.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śailūṣa (शैलूष).—[śilūṣasya apatyam aṇ Tv.]

1) An actor, a dancer; शैलूषतुन्नवायान्नं कृतघ्नस्यान्नमेव च (śailūṣatunnavāyānnaṃ kṛtaghnasyānnameva ca) Manusmṛti 4.214; आः शैलूषाप- सद (āḥ śailūṣāpa- sada) Ve.1; एते पुरुषाः सर्वमेव शैलूषजनं व्याहरन्ति (ete puruṣāḥ sarvameva śailūṣajanaṃ vyāharanti) ibid; अवाप्य शैलूष इवैष भूमिकाम् (avāpya śailūṣa ivaiṣa bhūmikām) Śiśupālavadha 1.69.

2) A musician, leader of a band.

3) One who beats time at a concert.

4) A rogue.

5) The Bilva tree.

-ṣī An actress, female dancer; अकालज्ञाऽसि सैरन्ध्रि शैलूषीव विरोदिषि (akālajñā'si sairandhri śailūṣīva virodiṣi) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 4.16.43.

Derivable forms: śailūṣaḥ (शैलूषः).

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

Śailūṣa (शैलूष).—m.

(-ṣaḥ) 1. An actor, a dancer, a tumbler, &c. 2. A rogue, a cheat. 3. The master of the band, or one who beats time. 4. The Bel-tree, (Ægle marmelos.) E. śilūṣa one of the early teachers of the arts of acting, &c., aṇ aff. of descent.

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

Śailūṣa (शैलूष).—i. e. śilūṣa (a proper name), + a, m. 1. An actor, a public dancer, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 214. 2. The master of the band, or one who beats time. 3. A rogue, a cheat. 4. a tree, Aegle marmelos.

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

Śailūṣa (शैलूष).—[masculine] actor, dancer ([feminine] ṣī).

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

1) Śailūṣa (शैलूष):—m. (said to be [from] śilūṣa) an actor, public dancer, tumbler etc., [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] etc. etc.

2) the leader of a band, one who beats time (= tāladhāraka), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) a rogue, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Aegle Marmelos, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

5) Name of a Gandharva king, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

6) ([plural]) of a people, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

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

Śailūṣa (शैलूष):—(ṣaḥ) 1. m. An actor, dancer; a cheat; master of the band; Bel tree.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shailusha 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

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śailūṣa (ಶೈಲೂಷ):—

1) [noun] = ಶೈಲಾಲಿ [shailali].

2) [noun] the stage-manager in a play.

3) [noun] a man who habitually cheats others; a cheat.

4) [noun] the tree Aegle marmelos of Rutaceae family; stone apple tree.

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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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