Ukshan, Ukṣan: 10 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Ukṣan can be transliterated into English as Uksan or Ukshan, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study
Ukṣan (उक्षन्) refers to the Hanana breed of the Bullock (Bos Taurus), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
2) Sprinkling. m. (-kṣā) [उक्ष् कनिन् (ukṣ kanin) Uṇādi-sūtra 1.156]
1) An ox or bull; Kumārasambhava 7.7; cf. also विदलितमहाकूलामुक्ष्णां विषाणविघट्टनैः (vidalitamahākūlāmukṣṇāṃ viṣāṇavighaṭṭanaiḥ) Śiśupālavadha 12.77; (changed to ukṣa in some comp. mahokṣaḥ, vṛddhokṣaḥ &c.) P.V.4.77.
2) An epithet of Soma; the Maruts, the Sun and the Agni.
3) One of the eight chief medicaments (ṛṣabhauṣadhi).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kṣā) An ox or bull. E. ukṣ to sprinkle, and kanin Unadi aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ukṣan (उक्षन्).—[ukṣ + an], m. An ox or bull, [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 42. 2. A ved. epithet of the Maruts who, by bringing rain (i. e. by sprinkling), impregnate the earth like bulls,
— Cf. [Gothic.] auhsa, base auhsan; [Anglo-Saxon.] oxa; the ved. fem. is vaśā, probably = [Latin] vacca.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ukṣan (उक्षन्).—[masculine] bull, ox.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Ukṣan (उक्षन्):—[from ukṣ] m. an ox or bull (as impregnating the flock; in the Veda especially as drawing the chariot of Uṣas or dawn), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata; Kumāra-sambhava] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] Name of the Soma (as sprinkling or scattering small drops)
3) [v.s. ...] of the Maruts
4) [v.s. ...] of the sun and Agni, [Ṛg-veda]
5) [v.s. ...] one of the eight chief medicaments (ṛṣabha), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] Name of a man
7) [v.s. ...] mfn. large, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.];
8) [v.s. ...] cf. [Zend] ukhshan; [Gothic] auhsa and auhsu; [Armenian] eṣn.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ukṣan (उक्षन्):—(kṣā) 5. m. An ox or bull.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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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Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Animal Kingdom (Tiryak) in Epics (by Saranya P.S)
Soma in Vedic Mythology and Ritual (study) (by Anjana Chakraborty)