Usra: 5 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Usra (उस्र).—a.

1) Relating to, or seen in, the morning.

2) Bright, shining.

-sraḥ 1 A ray (of light), beam; सर्वैरुस्रैः समग्रैस्त्वमिव नृपगुणैर्दीप्यते सप्तसप्तिः (sarvairusraiḥ samagraistvamiva nṛpaguṇairdīpyate saptasaptiḥ) M.2.13; R.4.66; Ki.5.31,34. शीर्षपुष्पोच्छ्रितैरुस्रैरुत्तंसितशिरोरुहाम् (śīrṣapuṣpocchritairusrairuttaṃsitaśiroruhām); Parṇāl. 4.36.

2) A bull; Rv.6.12.4.

3) A god.

4) The sun.

5) A day.

6) The two Aśvinīkumāras; Rv.2.39.3.

-srā 1 Morning, dawn.

2) Light; bright sky.

3) A cow; स्वयमुस्राश्च दुह्यन्ते (svayamusrāśca duhyante) Mb.12.263.31.

4) The earth.

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

Usra (उस्र).—m.

(-sraḥ) 1. A bull. 2. A ray of light. f.

(-srā) 1. A cow. 2. A plant, (Anthericum tuberosum, Rox.) E. vas to dwell, rak Unadi aff.

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

Usra (उस्र).—i. e. 2. vas + ra, I. m. A ray of light, [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 31. Ii. f. , A cow, Chr. 293, 1 = [Rigveda.] 1. 87. 1; Chr. 294, 4 = [Rigveda.] i. 92, 4.

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

Usra (उस्र).—[adjective] morning-, bright; [masculine] bull or ray; [feminine] ā dawn or cow.

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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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