Ushtri, Uṣṭṛ: 2 definitions



Ushtri 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 Uṣṭṛ can be transliterated into English as Ustr or Ushtri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Uṣṭṛ (उष्टृ).—[masculine] plough-bull.

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

1) Uṣṭṛ (उष्टृ):—([Ṛg-veda]) and uṣṭṛ, ṭā m. (probably [from] √ukṣ and connected with ukṣan), a bull drawing a plough, [Ṛg-veda x, 106, 2; Taittirīya-saṃhitā v; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Kauśika-sūtra]

2) Uṣṭrī (उष्ट्री):—[from uṣṭra > uṣṭṛ] f. a she-camel, [Suśruta; Pañcatantra] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] an earthen vessel in the shape of a camel, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a plant, [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa]

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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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