Ushara, Usara, Ūsara, Ūṣara: 12 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Ūṣara can be transliterated into English as Usara or Ushara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya
‘Ūṣara’—stands for that plot of land where, on account of the defects in the soil, seeds do not sprout. (see the Manubhāṣya, II.112)
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
Ūṣara (ऊषर) refers to “saline soil” (a barren wasteland) as defined in the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil [viz., Ūṣara], mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees and plants and substances, with their various kinds.Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Agriculture: A Survey
Ūṣara (ऊषर, “barren”) refers to one of the twelve types of lands mentioned in the Amarakoṣa and classified according to fertility of the soil, irrigation and physical characteristics. Agriculture (kṛṣi) is frequently mentioned in India’s ancient literature.Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India
Ūṣara (ऊषर) refers to one of the varieties of “salt” according to Suśrutasaṃhitā Sūtrasthāna 46.336, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—We cannot see any reference to the salt in Ṛgveda. But most of the non-Ṛgvedic Saṃhitas, Brāhmaṇas and Upaniṣads refer to salt in the name of lavaṇa or saindhava. [...] Suśruta adds some more varieties such as—[viz., Ūṣara].
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.
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Uṣara.—cf. sa-gartta-uṣara (IE 8-5); a saline spot or barren land. Note: uṣara is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
ūsara : (adj.) saline.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Ūsara, (adj.) (Sk. ūṣara, fr. ūṣa) saline S. IV, 315; A. IV, 237; DhsA. 243.—nt. °ṃ a spot with saline soil PvA. 139 (gloss for ujjhaṅgala). (Page 159)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
usāra (उसार).—m Room left; space yet vacant (in an occupied place).Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
usara (उसर) [-rī, -री].—f Dried and preserved phaḷabhājī.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Ūṣara (ऊषर).—a. [ūṣa-matvarthīyo raḥ P.V.2.17] Impregnated with salt or saline particles.
-raḥ, -ram A barren spot with saline soil; न हि तस्मात्फलं तस्य सुकृष्टादूषरादिव (na hi tasmātphalaṃ tasya sukṛṣṭādūṣarādiva) Pt.1.47; Śi.14.46.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ-rā-rī-raṃ) A spot with saline soil. E. ūṣa such soil, rac aff.
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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Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 2 - Alkaline substance (2): Usara or Sora (salt-petre) < [Chapter XXVIII - Kshara (akalis)]
Part 4 - Lavana (4): Sauvarchala or Sauvarcala (salt-petre) < [Chapter XXIX - Lavana (salts)]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 4.120 < [Section XIII - Days unfit for Study]
Verse 2.112 < [Section XXII - Specially qualified Pupils]
Satapatha Brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CCXXVII - Different names of the Ayurvedic Drugs < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
Chapter CXLVII - The Nidanam of Fever < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
Sushruta Samhita, volume 1: Sutrasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)