Utsedha: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Utsedha (उत्सेध).—a. High, tall.

-dhaḥ 1 A height, elevation; (fig. also); पयोधरोत्सेधविशीर्णसंहति (payodharotsedhaviśīrṇasaṃhati) (valkalam) Ku.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) Mb. 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: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

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

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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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