Ushta, Uṣṭa: 5 definitions

Introduction

Ushta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Uṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Usta or Ushta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Uṣṭa (उष्ट) is another name for kula, a Sanskrit technical term referring to “part of a village”. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (See the Manubhāṣya verse 7.119)

Dharmashastra book cover
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

uṣṭā (उष्टा).—a (ucchiṣṭa S) Left or rejected--food: left of a meal (leavings, orts, fragments). 2 Foul, i.e. with unwashed mouth and hands after a meal: also such mouth and hands. 3 fig. Used and left; enjoyed, employed, worn &c. before. 4 fig. Uttered before and by another. Hence uṣṭēṃ bhāṣaṇa Using other men's words or stealing from their writings; a tu-quoque; a plagiarism. uṣṭā bōla An imitator; a plagiary &c. uṣṭā hōṇēṃ (To become defiled or foul through eating.) To take a snack; to eat a few morsels. uṣṭyā hātānēṃ kāvaḷā mārīta nāhīṃ Descriptive of a rigid miser.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

uṣṭā (उष्टा).—a Left, rejected food. Foul. uṣṭā hōṇēṃ Take a snack, eat a few morsels.

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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Uṣṭa (उष्ट).—[masculine] plough-bull.

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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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