Utsuka: 16 definitions


Utsuka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Utsuk.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Utsuka (उत्सुक, “restless”).—One of the thirty-three ‘transitory states’ (vyabhicāribhāva), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 7. These ‘transitory states’ accompany the ‘permanent state’ in co-operation. The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature. It is also known as Autsukya. (Also see the Daśarūpa 4.8-9)

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Utsuka (उत्सुक) refers to “eagerly hastening back (to one’s hermitage)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.34 (“The Story of Anaraṇya”).—Accordingly, as Vasiṣṭha said to Himavat (Himācala): “[...] In the meantime the sage Pippalāda eagerly hastening back to his hermitage (utsukasvāśramamutsukaḥ) saw a certain Gandharva in an isolated place in the penance-grove. The Gandharva was an expert in the science of erotics. He was in the company of a woman. He was therefore completely submerged in the ocean of pleasure, sexual dalliance and was lusty. On seeing him the great sage became very lustful. He lost interest in penance and began to think of acquiring a wife. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Utsuka (उत्सुक).—A son of Balarāma.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 164.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

utsuka (उत्सुक).—a (S) Eager or impatient; excited towards; anxiously desirous of; eager or earnest (in good or bad sense).

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

utsuka (उत्सुक).—a Eager or impatient. Excited towards.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Utsuka (उत्सुक).—a.

1) Anxiously desirous, eagerly expecting; striving for (any object) (with instr. or loc. or in comp.); P.II.3.44. निद्रया निद्रायां वोत्सुकः (nidrayā nidrāyāṃ votsukaḥ) Sk.; मनो नियोगक्रिययोत्सुकं मे (mano niyogakriyayotsukaṃ me) R.5.11; सोत्सुका सुतजन्मनि (sotsukā sutajanmani) Kathāsaritsāgara 21.139; R.2.45; Meghadūta 99; संगम° (saṃgama°) Ś.3.13; so रण°, गमन°, जय° (raṇa°, gamana°, jaya°) &c.

2) Restless, uneasy, anxious; आशङ्क्योत्सुकसारङ्गां चित्र- कूटस्थलीं जहौ (āśaṅkyotsukasāraṅgāṃ citra- kūṭasthalīṃ jahau) R.12.24.

3) Fond of, attached to; वत्सोत्सुकापि (vatsotsukāpi) R.2.22.

4) Regretting, repining, sorrowing for.

-kaḥ Longing for, anxious desire; प्रकुर्वते कस्य मनो न सोत्सुकम् (prakurvate kasya mano na sotsukam) Rs.1.6.

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

Utsuka (उत्सुक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) 1. Zealously active, making exertions for a gratifying object. 2. Regretting, missing, sorrowing for. 3. Fond of, attached to. E. ut much, su to produce, kvip and kan affs.

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

Utsuka (उत्सुक).—i. e. ud-su-ka (vb. kam), adj., f. . 1. Longing for. 2. Languid. 3. Uneasy, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 17, 28. 4. Proud, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 9, 37.

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

Utsuka (उत्सुक).—[adjective] restless, uneasy, intent; regretful, sad, anxious about, longing or wishing for ([locative], prati, or —°); *caring about ([locative] or [instrumental]). Abstr. [feminine]

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

1) Utsuka (उत्सुक):—mfn. ([from] su, ‘well’, with 1. ud in the sense of ‘apart’, and affix ka), restless, uneasy, unquiet, anxious, [Rāmāyaṇa; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) anxiously desirous, zealously active, striving or making exertions for any object (cf. jayotsuka), [Rāmāyaṇa; Pañcatantra; Śakuntalā; Meghadūta] etc.

3) eager for, fond of, attached to

4) regretting, repining, missing, sorrowing for, [Raghuvaṃśa; Vikramorvaśī; Śakuntalā etc.]

5) n. sorrow

6) longing for, desire (See nirutsuka).

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

Utsuka (उत्सुक):—(kaḥ) a. Zealously active; regretting; attached to.

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

Utsuka (उत्सुक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ucchua, Usua, Ussuāva, Ussukka, Ussukkāva, Ussuga, Ūsua, Osua.

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Utsuka 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Utsuka (उत्सुक) [Also spelled utsuk]:—(a) curious, eager, keen; ~[] curiosity, eagerness, anxiousness.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Utsuka (ಉತ್ಸುಕ):—

1) [adjective] anxiously desirous; eagerly expecting.

2) [adjective] restless; anxious.

3) [adjective] being in agony or having feelings of anguish caused by the separation of one’s lover.

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Utsuka (ಉತ್ಸುಕ):—

1) [noun] a man charged by enthusiasm.

2) [noun] an industrious, diligent, active man.

3) [noun] a man fully capable of.

4) [noun] a fast-runner.

5) [noun] earnestness or fervour in advancing a cause or rendering service; hearty and persistent endeavour; zeal.

6) [noun] (rhet.) inspiring enthusiasm as one of the thirty three minor sentiments.

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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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