Ushaka, Ūṣaka: 5 definitions


Ushaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 term Ūṣaka can be transliterated into English as Usaka or Ushaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Ūṣaka (ऊषक) is the Sanskrit technical term referring to “alkaline earth”, according to the Suśrutasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna XXXVIII, a classic work on Āyurveda.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ūṣaka (ऊषक).—

1) Dawn, day-break.

2) Salt; pepper.

Derivable forms: ūṣakam (ऊषकम्).

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

Ūṣaka (ऊषक).—n.

(-kaṃ) Dawn, day-break. E. As before, kan added.

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

Ūṣaka (ऊषक).—[neuter] salt or pepper.

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

1) Ūṣaka (ऊषक):—[from ūṣa] n. salt or pepper, [Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] daybreak, dawn, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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. 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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