[oo sh-uh s, oo-shahs]
- Dawn, a Vedic deity, daughter of Sky and sister of Night.
Also Ush·a [oo sh-uh, oo-shah] /ˈʊʃ ə, ʊˈʃɑ/.
Origin of Ushas
From the Sanskrit word uṣas
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Examples from the Web for ushas
Ushas is a radiant maiden, born in the sky, daughter of Dyaus.
The principal Vedic deities are male and the few goddesses that are mentioned such as Ushas.Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)
These rays are for them a beautiful pair of twins, the brothers of Ushas, the morning glow, the sons of the sky.
The bright beam of Ushas breaks through the dark veil of black night at the edge of heaven.
When Ushas shines forth, the birds fly up from their nests and men seek nourishment.
- the Hindu goddess of the dawn
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