Ushija, Uśija, Ūsija, Usija: 5 definitions

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Ushija 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 Uśija can be transliterated into English as Usija or Ushija, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Uśija (उशिज).—A sage by tapas; elder brother of Bṛhaspati who had sexual intercourse by force with Uśija's wife when pregnant. Hence Bṛhaspati cursed that son to be perpetually ignorant (dīrghatamas);1 Mamatā was his wife.2 A pravara of Aṅgiras.

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 99; III. 74. 36-46; Matsya-purāṇa 49. 17.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 48. 32; 196. 11.

1b) A son of Aṅgirasa; hence a branch of Aṅgirasa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 65. 100, 106.

2) Ūsija (ऊसिज).—A son of Śveta; an avatāra of the Lord.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 205.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uśija (उशिज).—Name of the father of Kakṣivat.

Derivable forms: uśijaḥ (उशिजः).

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

1) Uśija (उशिज):—[from uśat] m. Name of the father of Kakṣīvat [commentator or commentary] on [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa]

2) Uṣija (उषिज):—m. Name of a son of Ūru, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Ushija 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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