Ushnanadi, Uṣṇanadī, Ushna-nadi: 3 definitions


Ushnanadi 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 Uṣṇanadī can be transliterated into English as Usnanadi or Ushnanadi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uṣṇanadī (उष्णनदी).—the hot river वैतरणी (vaitaraṇī) or the river of hell.

Uṣṇanadī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms uṣṇa and nadī (नदी).

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

Uṣṇanadī (उष्णनदी).—f. (-dī) The river of hell. E. uṣṇa hot, nadī a river.

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

Uṣṇanadī (उष्णनदी):—[=uṣṇa-nadī] [from uṣṇa > uṣ] f. ‘the hot river’, Name of Vaitaraṇī the river of hell, [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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