Utsedha: 13 definitions


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In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)

Utsedha (उत्सेध) refers to the “height” of a device, according to the Nāradasaṃhitā verse 29.86-95 (pp. 181-184), a Sanskrit work on astrology having the Saralā commentary by Vasatirāma Śarmā.—Accordingly, “The best of the astrologers should measure (dadyāt) that auspicious moment by means of the water clock. With a height [i.e., utsedha] of six aṅgulas, with a width of twelve aṅgulas, let a copper bowl be made, like a hemisphere, with ten palas of weight. It is filled in the duration of sixty palas (or, with sixty palas of water), and sinks sixty times in a day and night.

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Utsedha (उत्सेध).—Height of an object. Note: Utsedha is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Utsedha (उत्सेध):—[utsedhaṃ] Elevation

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Utsedha (उत्सेध).—a. High, tall.

-dhaḥ 1 A height, elevation; (fig. also); पयोधरोत्सेधविशीर्णसंहति (payodharotsedhaviśīrṇasaṃhati) (valkalam) Kumārasambhava 5.8,24. cf. also Kau. A.1.3; Śukra.4.495; high or projecting breasts; सोत्सेधैः स्कन्धदेशैः (sotsedhaiḥ skandhadeśaiḥ) Mu.4.7. raised high up.

2) Thickness, fatness.

3) Intumescence, swelling.

4) The body.

5) Sublimity, greatness; prosperity; मामकस्यास्य सैन्यस्य हतोत्सेधस्य सञ्जय । अवशेषं न पश्यामि (māmakasyāsya sainyasya hatotsedhasya sañjaya | avaśeṣaṃ na paśyāmi) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 8.9.93.

-dham 1 Killing, slaughter.

2) The height from the basement to the top; उत्सेधं जन्मादिस्तूपिकान्तम् (utsedhaṃ janmādistūpikāntam) | Mānasāra 35.26. The different technical names of the heights of the idols are शान्तिक, पौष्टिक, जयद, सार्वकामिक, धनद (śāntika, pauṣṭika, jayada, sārvakāmika, dhanada) and अद्भुत (adbhuta). Their lengths are respectively 1th, l, 1 rd of their breadths.

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

Utsedha (उत्सेध).—m.

(-dhaḥ) 1. Height, elevation. 2. The body. 3. Fatness, obesity. 4. Intumescence 5. Thickness. n.

(-dhaṃ) Killing, slaughter. E. ut up, ṣidh to go, affix ghañ.

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

Utsedha (उत्सेध).—i. e. ud-sidh + a, m. Height, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 83, 23; figuratively, 6. 82, 44.

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

Utsedha (उत्सेध).—[masculine] eminence, height (lit. & [figuratively]).

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

1) Utsedha (उत्सेध):—[=ut-sedha] [from ut-sidh] a m. height, elevation, altitude, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Caraka]

2) [v.s. ...] thickness, bigness, [Mahābhārata; Suśruta; Kumāra-sambhava; Śiśupāla-vadha] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] excelling

4) [v.s. ...] sublimity, [Rāmāyaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] the body, [Rāmāyaṇa vii, 116, 19 [Comm.]; Kāśikā-vṛtti on Pāṇini 5-2, 21]

6) [v.s. ...] n. killing, slaughter, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] Name of several Sāmans.

8) [=ut-sedha] b See ut-sidh.

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

Utsedha (उत्सेध):—[utse+dha] (dhaḥ) 1. m. Height; the body; fatness; killing. n. Slaughter.

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

Utsedha (उत्सेध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Uccheha, Usseha.

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Utsedha 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

Utsēdha (ಉತ್ಸೇಧ):—

1) [noun] height; elevation.

2) [noun] measurement of anything from end to end; length.

3) [noun] thickness.

4) [noun] an excellent work, deed.

5) [noun] greatness; sublimity.

6) [noun] the body.

7) [noun] a killing; slaughter.

8) [noun] advantage; gain; benefit; profit.

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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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