Ushita, Uṣita: 12 definitions


Ushita 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 Uṣita can be transliterated into English as Usita or Ushita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Uṣita (उषित).—And thirty-two other devas from the Sumanasa group.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 91-2.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Uṣita (उषित) refers to “having retired (to a foreign land to rest)”, according to Bāṇa’s Kādambarī (p. 226).—There are apparently several Tantric rites that Bāṇa pejoratively associates with the priest: [...] “his ear-cavities were punched by those possessed by Piśāca-demons, who had run to him when struck by white mustard seed he had empowered with mantras more than once”; “he had used magic powders for snaring women many times on aging mendicant ladies, who having arrived from other lands retired (uṣita) [there to rest]”.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uṣita (उषित).—p. p.

1) Burnt, consumed.

2) (fr. vas) Dwelt, fixed, remaining in or on; stale.

3) Quick, expeditious.

-tam Habitation. °गवीन (gavīna) (= āśitaṃgavīna).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Uṣita (उषित).—(seemingly only Lex. in Sanskrit), ppp. to uṣ, burnt: jvālūṣitā Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 85.9 (verse), for jvāla-uṣ°, burnt with flames; so WT (Kashgar recension jalūṣ°, i.e. for jvala-uṣ°; KN saṃ- lūṣitā); see § 4.31.

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

Uṣita (उषित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Stale. 2. Burnt. 3. Quick, expeditious. 4. Fixed, remaining in or on. 5. Inhabited, dwelt. E. uṣ to burn, or vas to abide, affix kta.

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

Uṣita (उषित).—[adjective] passed, spent (day), dwelt ([neuter] imp.); having stopped, stayed, dwelt, lived, passed the night, fasted.

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

1) Uṣita (उषित):—[from uṣ] 1. uṣita mfn. (for 2. See sub voce) burnt

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

3) 2. uṣita (for 1. See [column]1) mfn. p. of √5. vas q.v.

4) [from vas] a See under √1 uṣ

5) [from vas] b mfn. ([Epic] also uṣṭa) (for 1. See p.220) past, spent (as time; n. [impersonal or used impersonally] ‘time has been spent’), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] retired or resorted to (as a place), [Kāvya literature]

7) [v.s. ...] one who has halted or stayed ([especially] ‘overnight’) or has been absent or lived or remained or waited in any place ([locative case] or [compound]) or for any time ([accusative] or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

8) [v.s. ...] one who has had sexual intercourse with (saha), [Brahma-purāṇa]

9) [v.s. ...] what has stood or lain ([especially] ‘overnight’ said of things), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Suśruta]

10) [v.s. ...] one who has fasted, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

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

Uṣita (उषित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Stale; burnt; quick; fixed; dwelt.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Uṣita (उषित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Usiya, Vasia, Vuttha.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ushita 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Uṣita (ಉಷಿತ):—

1) [adjective] burnt; consumed by fire.

2) [adjective] quick; expeditious.

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Uṣita (ಉಷಿತ):—[adjective] fixed or established firmly at a place.

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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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